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150th General Assembly - First Session


House Bills

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HB 1

An Act proposing an amendment to Article 1 of the Delaware Constitution relating to Equal Rights.  This is the final leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex.  This Amendment is necessary to correct a constitutional shortcoming, reduce sex-based disparities and to codify our State's value of equality. Section 1 makes clear the General Assembly's intent in proposing this Amendment to the Delaware Constitution.

Status:

Became Law 1/16/2019

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 12

An Act to amend Article 31 of the Delaware Code relating to The Provider Advisory Board. This Act strengthens the role and responsibilities of the Provider Advisory Board in regard to the implementation and enforcement of The Delaware Child Care Act.

Status:

Passed in House

Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 19

An Act to amend Article 14 of the Delaware Code relating to School Nurses.  This Act seeks to ensure that every public school in the State has a school nurse. This Act provides a mechanism to allow a district or a charter school that currently does not have a school nurse to receive State funds. This Act also permits a district to levy a tax under § 1902(b), Title 14, known as a "match tax", to assist those districts that hire a school nurse as a result of this Act to pay for the local share of that school nurse.  HA 1which requires each facility in a district or charter school to have at least 1 nurse. This amendment also requires districts and charter schools to have an appropriate number of registered nurses that matches the needs of the specific facility was placed with the Bill.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 23

An Act to amend Article 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Personal Income Tax.  This bill will add a new check-off donation box on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by the Division of Revenue to the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund held by the Delaware Community Foundation, who in turn will deposit the funds to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.  HA 2 consolidates provisions to donate amounts on personal income tax returns to Habitat for Humanity for each county into a single statewide fund to be allocated to the counties by the Division of Revenue based on the residency of the donating individuals. This consolidation is necessary in order to add the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation to the check-off donation box on the Delaware personal income tax return.

Status:

Passed in House

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 24

An Act to amend Article 18 of the Delaware Code relating to Copayment or Coinsurance for prescription drugs.  This Act would prohibit insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from engaging in the practice of "clawbacks". When the total cost of a prescription drug to an insurer or pharmacy benefits manager is less than a patient's co-pay, the insurer or pharmacy benefits manager keeps the difference in a practice known as a "clawback". According to a March 2018 report issued by the University of Southern California's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics based on the Center’s analysis of 2013 data from a large commercial insurer combined with data on national average drug reimbursements, almost 25% of filled pharmacy prescriptions involved a patient co-payment that exceeded the average reimbursement paid by the insurer by more than $2.00. The report further noted that overpayments were more likely to occur on claims for generic drugs than brand drugs and that the total overpayments in the Center’s sample amounted to $135 million.  HA 1(1) Replaces “retail price” with language requiring that a carrier not impose a copayment or coinsurance requirement that exceeds the lesser of one of the following: (i) the applicable copayment or coinsurance that would apply for the prescription drug in the absence of this section; (ii) the amount an individual would pay for the prescription drug if the individual were paying the usual and customary price; or (iii) the contract price for the prescription drug. (2) Provides a definition of “contract price” in place of the definition of “retail price”. (3) Adds a definition of “pharmacy” based on its use in the definition of “contract price”.

Status:

Passed in House
Assigned to Health & Social Servicews Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 29

An Act to amend Article 18 of the Delaware Code relating to DNA Analysis and Databank.  Currently the law requires that any person convicted of a crime identified under the section identifying sexual offenses, or offenses relating to children and incompetents must submit to DNA testing. The DNA testing is compiled and stored in the state DNA database. As many of these individuals are prone to repeat offenses, this database has proven to be a useful crime solving tool. This bill will provide that any person arrested [vs convicted] for any of these specific crimes will now be subject to DNA testing. This bill will also require testing of any individual who is currently incarcerated and convicted of a violent felony under Title 11. Additional safeguards and protections have been included in the law to balance the state’s interest in solving crimes against the rights of the arrested individuals, as discussed and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court in Maryland v. King, 133 S. Ct. 1958 (U.S. 2013). This act shall become effective upon the receipt of a federal grant to the State pursuant to the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012, or upon a specific annual appropriation in the Annual Appropriations Act. HA 1which makes a technical correction was placed with the bill.

Status:

Substituted in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HA 1 for HB 29

An Act to amend Article 29 of the Delaware Code relating to DNA Analysis and Databank.  Establishing a suspect's identity is critical to their processing by law enforcement. DNA analysis provides unparalleled accuracy in establishing identity. The United States Supreme Court held that "DNA identification of arrestees is a reasonable search that can be considered part of a routine booking procedure". Maryland v. King, 569 U.S. 435, 465 (2013). The establishment of an individual's DNA may identify the perpetrator of "some heinous crime" and may free "a person wrongfully imprisoned for the same offense". Id. at 456. The collection of a DNA sample by buccal swab (cheek swab) of a person is a reasonable and legitimate police-booking procedure that should be available for identifying those arrested for serious crimes in Delaware. This Act creates a constitutionally sound procedure for collecting and analyzing arrestee DNA. First, the Act directs that biological samples only be obtained from those accused of committing designated serious felony offenses. Second, biological samples may only be taken from arrestees by the least intrusive method - a buccal swab. Third, samples may only be submitted for identification analysis after a determination of probable cause by a judge at a preliminary hearing or a grand jury by indictment. Finally, any DNA sample or analysis of a DNA sample shall be destroyed or expunged from a DNA database if probable cause is not determined or if all charges associated with the arrest of the individual are dismissed or the individual is found to be not guilty. This Act shall become effective upon the receipt of a federal grant to the State pursuant to the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012.

Status:

Re-Assigned to House Public Safety & Homeland SecurityCommittee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 43

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Professions and Occupations.  This bill eliminates the requirement under several provisions of Title 24 that applicants for professional licenses as well as adult entertainment establishments submit notarized applications. This bill would allow for a policy change at the Division of Professional Regulation to remove the notarization requirement for all licensing applications, which will make the application process more economically and logistically available.

Status:

Passed in House
Passed in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 44

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Professions and Occupations.  This bill eliminates all references to physical paper copies of professional licenses for professions administrated by the Division of Professional Regulation. This bill would eliminate the need for the Division to print and mail over 80,000 paper licenses every two years thus cutting down on administrative and supply costs and eliminating unnecessary paper production and waste.  HA 1 corrects the Chapter number.

Status:

Passed in House

Passed in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 47

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Minimum Wage.  This bill removes the training minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment, and youth minimum wage, which takes effect January 1, 2020.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 52

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Unborn Children.  The Act protects the life of the unborn child at a time when the potential for the child to survive outside the womb increases, especially with the advancement of medical procedures. Specifically, this Act repeals the current sections of the Delaware Code relating to termination of human pregnancy and enacts The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Substantial medical evidence exists that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by 20 weeks after fertilization. As set forth in this Act, the General Assembly has the constitutional authority to make this judgment under decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court decisions. In enacting The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Delaware is not asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn or replace the holding in Roe v. Wade. Rather, it asserts a separate and independent compelling state interest in unborn human life that exists once the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 53

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to the Offer of an Ultrasound Before Terminating a Pregnancy.  This Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement. The patient is free to choose not to view the ultrasound or listen to the heartbeat. This Act is known as "The Woman's Ultrasound Right to Know Act."

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 58

An Act to amend Article 14 of the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Nursing Incentive Program.  This act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be eligible for the program.  HA 1 clarifies the durational service requirement for the award leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree when the recipient is employed by a non-profit hospital located in Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House
Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

 

DEHA Position:Support

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HB 61

An Act to amend Article 14 of the Delaware Code relating to the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.  Benzodiazepine drugs that are approved for medical use in the United States are classified by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency as Schedule IV. Fourteen benzodiazepine drugs are currently listed on Schedule IV of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, § 4720 of Title 16. Benzodiazepine drugs have a serious potential for abuse. This Act adds both additional benzodiazepine drugs by name and the category of benzodiazepine drugs to Schedule IV of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act so that all current and future benzodiazepine drugs are included on Schedule IV in Delaware, whether or not the specific drug is approved for medical use in the United States.

Status:

Ready for Governor's Action

DEHA Position:Support

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HB 62

An Act to amend Article 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission. This Act revises the Delaware Nursing Home Resident's Quality Assurance Commission by doing all of the following: 1. Restores language regarding staffing and support from the Department of Justice that was repealed in error by House Bill No. 225 as amended by House Amendment No. 1 in the 149th General Assembly. 2. Revises membership to decrease the number of vacancies. 3. Makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  HA 1 provides that the advocate members of the Commission can be advocates for people with disabilities, in addition to advocates for the elderly.

Status:

Passed in House
Assigned toHealth & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 81

An Act to amend Article 13 of the Delaware Code relating to Child Support.  This Bill clarifies language allowing for the direct deposit of child support owed and collected by employers from individuals under a support order from the Family Court. In addition, this Bill requires employers who have 50 or more employees to send payments to the Division of Child Support Services by electronic funds transfer and allows employers with less than 50 employees to do the same. Finally, the bill requires payments made via electronic transfer to be made before or at the time the employee is paid.

Status:

Out of Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 82

An Act to amend Article 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Health & Safety.  The bills eliminates the requirement that an institution provide notary services to parents of new born children for the purpose of executing an acknowledgment of paternity. This bill also eliminates the requirement that an acknowledgment of paternity be notarized and that it only be witnessed by someone who is not a parent or relative of either parent.

Status:

Out of Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 89

An Act to amend Article 16 of the Delaware Code relating to the.  This bill updates the members of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee to include additional stakeholders, and directs the Committee to report to the General Assembly on the effectiveness of the Act, ways to improve the Act, and other measures that should be taken by the State of Delaware to prevent lead poisoning in children.
 

Status:

Passed in House

Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 91

An Act to amend Article 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Hospitals.  This Act updates the definition of hospital, raises the fees associated with hospital licensing, and imposes an additional fee for plan reviews prior to construction or renovation of hospitals.

Status:

Out of Committee in House

DEHA Position:Support

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HB 93

An Act to amend Article 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. This Act tightens the role and responsibilities of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) so that it more aptly aligns with the current state of the agency. This act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Passed in House
Assigned to Elections, Govt. & Community AffairsCommittee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 94

An Act to amend Article 13 of the Delaware Code relating to Child Support Liens on Insurance Claim Payments.  This Act will increase payments of child support arrears or retroactive support from payments for settlements and awards from negligence, personal injury, and workers compensation cases by requiring that all insurers share information with an insurance claim data collection organization. The Division of Child Support Services ("Division") uses an insurance claim data collection organization to match individuals who are in arrears on child support or who owe retroactive child support with individuals with insurance claims based upon negligence, personal injury, or workers' compensation cases. The data collection organization performs a data match of the claimants provided by insurers and child support obligors provided by the Division. The data collection organization provides reports of matches to the Division so that the Division can issue a lien against the insurance claim to collect the child support arrears or retroactive support. Currently, some insurers voluntarily submit claim information to the insurance claim data collection organization and in 2018, $424,977 in unpaid child support was collected through this process. This Act requires that all insurers submit claim information to the insurance claim data collection organization and is expected to collect an additional $150,000 - $200,000 in unpaid child support. This Act also allows written notice of a lien or action to perfect the lien to be sent by electronically or by first class mail to conform to industry practices. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Passed in House

Assigned to Health & Social ServicesCommittee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 98

An Act to amend Article 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Tobacco Product Taxation and Licensing.  This act imposes a tax at the rate of 15% of the wholesale cost of a premium cigar. A premium cigar means any roll for smoking that is made entirely of tobacco with a wrapper, binder and filler that is 100 percent leaf tobacco, is hand rolled and contains no filter or tip or any mouthpiece consisting of material other than tobacco or additional tobacco flavoring.

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Out of Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 100

An Act to amend Article 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Free Public Schools. This Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students, grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Additionally, a unit ratio of 700 full time equivalent students for grades K-5 for employment of a full-time school psychologist. This Act defines “mental health services” as prevention, response, and coordination services delivered to students in elementary schools. Mental Health disorders are the most common health problem for school aged youth. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one in five youth are affected by a mental health disorder. Additionally, 50% of lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14. Untreated mental illness leads to negative outcomes including increased risk of dropout, homelessness, substance abuse, other chronic illnesses, incarceration, and possibly suicide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, ninety percent of people who have taken their own life have had an underlying mental health condition, and suicides are on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides are now the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-14. Delaware schools need trained and experienced mental health professionals to provide prevention and support programs and services to students. Currently, as reported by Delaware school districts, 86% of elementary schools do not employ a school social worker, and ratios of students to school counselors and school psychologists far exceed national best practices. This bill will lower ratios and increase access to mental health services for elementary school students.

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Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 101

An Act to amend Article 14 of the Delaware Code relating to Education.  This Act requires high needs elementary schools, including high needs elementary charter schools, to have school-based health centers. The State will pay the start-up costs for each school-based health center at 2 centers per year until each high needs elementary school has a center. High needs elementary schools are defined as any elementary school in the top quartile of 3 or more in percentage of low-income students, percentage of English learners, percentage of students with disabilities, percentage of minority students, or having 90% of its students classified as low-income, English learners, or minority. This act also allows high needs elementary schools having pre-existing school-based health centers to apply for reimbursement of previously expended funds necessary to establish said health center.

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Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 103

An Act to amend Article 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.  This bill reflects in greater detail the work performed by DSAMH and ensures that DSAMH has the appropriate authority to license and oversee community mental health providers as they do with SUD facilities. DSAMH essentially already does this when they draft their contracts, so providers are already required to meet their specific standards. This bill establishes uniform standards for providers. 

Status:

Passed in House

Assigned to Elections, Govt. & Community AffairsCommittee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 104

An Act to amend Article 16 of the Delaware Code relating to the Behavioral and Mental Health Commission.  This bill addresses the Behavioral and Mental Health Commission and functionally narrows its scope to peer review responsibilities. This peer review function provides independent oversight to Delaware’s mental health system without authority to force changes on the State. Much of the current broader responsibilities of the larger Commission overlap with the Governor’s Advisory Committee to DSAMH. The proposed changes do not replace or eliminate the Addiction Action Committee. This is merely to ensure that all commissions and committees have their own discrete area in which to focus.  HA 1 adds a representative from the Delaware Healthcare Association to the Adult Mental Health Peer Review Commission and requires representatives of the mental health peer community to be certified in order to serve on the Commission.

Status:

Passed in House

Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 105

An Act to amend Article 18 of the Delaware Code relating to Health Insurance Contracts.  Step therapy protocols are a mechanism by which health insurance companies require patients to try one or more prescriptions drugs before coverage is provided for the actual drug prescribed by the patient’s health care provider. This Act creates a Step Therapy Exception Process whereby patients who are required by their insurance company to go through step therapy protocols can, under certain circumstances, bypass step therapy to obtain the initially-prescribed medication.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 115

An Act to amend Article 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Prescriptions.  This Bill requires Podiatrists, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and Optometrists who issue prescriptions to utilize electronic prescriptions except under certain exceptions.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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HB 117

An Act to amend Article 6 of the Delaware Code relating to the Prohibition of Harmful Flame Retardants.  This Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children's products, upholstered furniture used in residences, and mattresses that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. This Act does not apply to the resale of these items. These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, particularly to firefighters who are extinguishing fires that involve products that contain these chemicals. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2020.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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House Concurrent Resolutions

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HCR 24

This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 2019 as “Autism Awareness Month” and Autism Delaware's 20 years of service to the people of Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 3

This concurrent resolution designates the week of February 10-16, 2019, as “Children of Alcoholics Week” and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 6

This Concurrent Resolution recognizes January, 2019 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 14

This House Concurrent Resolution designates the 21st day of the Month of March, 2019 as “Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day”and celebrates the beauty and contributions that people with Down syndrome make in Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 19

This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 26, 2019, as "Rare Disease Day" in Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 26

This House Concurrent Resolution designates April 2, 2019 AS "EQUAL PAY DAY" in the State of Delaware.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 31

This resolution recognizes March 30, 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Day in Delawareto help raise awareness, gain research, and show support to its sufferers.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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HCR 32

This resolution designates the month of May 2019, as “Trauma Awareness Month”and calls upon Delawareans to educate themselves on the impact of trauma and promote awareness and resiliency in their families and communities.

Status:

Passed in House & Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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House Joint Resolutions

House Resolutions

Senate Bills

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SB 8

An Act to amend Title 19 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code and Chapter 280, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware relating to Collective Bargaining for State Employees.  This Act makes compensation a mandatory subject of bargaining for any group of employees who have joined together for purposes of collective bargaining and certified a labor organization to serve as the group's exclusive collective bargaining representative. This Act also eliminates any deadline for reaching an agreement pertaining to compensation. Finally, this Act repeals a portion of Section 8 of Chapter 280 of Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware, the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Act, that pertains to the collective bargaining process repealed by Section 2 of this Act. 

Status:

Substituted in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SS 1 for SB 8

An Act to amend Title 19 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code and Chapter 280, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware relating to Collective Bargaining for State Employees.  This Act eliminates the set bargaining unit classifications established in 19 Del. C. § 1311A(b) and allows exclusive representatives of bargaining units to work with the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources to organize or consolidate bargaining units in a manner in which they can agree for purposes of collective bargaining. It also eliminates the requirement that exclusive bargaining representatives of exclusive bargaining units form a coalition for collective bargaining. The Act eliminates the provision allowing for an employee organization to seek to be certified for unrepresented employees. The Act provides that parties may engage in collective bargaining for compensation in conjunction with or separately from collective bargaining for terms and conditions. It requires that the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements be staggered over time while providing that collective bargaining agreements currently in place remain in place until they expire by their own terms. While the Act allows for exclusive representatives to bargain for different pay rate increases, it prohibits the compensation of bargaining units from exceeding the pay ranges for each pay grade as established each year in the appropriations act. In addition, it retains the existing scope of bargaining contained in 19 Del.C. Section 1311A(a). Finally, this Act makes technical revisions to conform with the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Passed in Senate

Appropriations Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 15

An Act to amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to the Provision of Information about Lyme Disease.  This Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instructs the patient to see their health-care provider if the patient continues to experience unexplained symptoms. This Act is consumer and patient friendly.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:Oppose

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SB 17

An Act to amend Title 18of the Delaware Code relating to Genetics Based Discrimination.  The use of genetic information in disqualifying coverage for non-health insurance products, such as disability insurance and long term care insurance, is a gap in the protection provided by the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. As a result, patients who seek genetic counseling to determine whether they may be at risk for certain diseases, such as genetic testing for the BRCA gene to determine predisposition for breast and prostate cancers, are cautioned that a positive result could result in the person being denied insurance. The potential denial of insurance has a chilling effect on patients seeking genetic testing, blocking them from being proactive by putting in place a preventative care plan that would reduce the likelihood of them getting the specific disease in the future. This Act follows the lead of other states and prohibits discrimination based upon genetic characteristics and information in the issuance or renewal of disability and long term care insurance. This Act also provides a notice requirement if an insurer requires a genetic test. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  SA 1 which removes language that is not applicable in Delawarewas placed with the Bill.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:Support

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SB 19

An Act to amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to the Offer of an Ultrasound Before Terminating a Pregnancy.  This Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement. The patient is free to choose not to view the ultrasound or listen to the heartbeat. This Act is known as "The Woman's Ultrasound Right to Know Act."

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 21

An Act to amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Unborn Children.  The Act protects the life of the unborn child at a time when the potential for the child to survive outside the womb increases, especially with the advancement of medical procedures. Specifically, this Act repeals the current sections of the Delaware Code relating to termination of human pregnancy and enacts The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Substantial medical evidence exists that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by 20 weeks after fertilization. As set forth in this Act, the General Assembly has the constitutional authority to make this judgment under decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court decisions. In enacting The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Delaware is not asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn or replace the holding in Roe v. Wade. Rather, it asserts a separate and independent compelling state interest in unborn human life that exists once the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 24

An Act to amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Medical Marijuana.  This Act allows a patient to qualify for a valid registry identification card to purchase and use medical marijuana for any condition that a physician certifies that medical marijuana would likely provide a therapeutic or palliative benefit. This Act removes the requirement that only certain specialists may certify the use of medical marijuana if the patient is younger than 18 years old. This Act retains the requirement that qualifying patients younger than 18 years old may only receive marijuana oil.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:Oppose

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SB 25

An Act to amend Title 11, 16 and 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Delivery & Sales of Tobacco Products.  This Act restricts access to tobacco products and tobacco substitutes to individuals under age 21 by doing all of the following: 1. Prohibits sales of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes to individuals who are under 21. 2. Imposes a civil penalty for sales to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21. 3. Repeals the ability of a parent or guardian to purchase tobacco products or tobacco substitutes for a minor. 4. Revises the framework by which an employer may use an affirmative defense to the improper sale of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes, aligning the affirmative defense with the minimum age increase. 5. Adopts best practices for enforcement measures by modifying the prohibition against the purchase of tobacco products by minors. 6. Prohibits individuals under age 21 from entering vapor establishments. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  SA 1allows employees under age 21 who are employed by a vapor establishment on the effective date of this Act to continue working at the vapor establishment if the vapor establishment provides the required documentation to the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. This Amendment also makes this Act effective 90 days after enactment.  SA 2revises the definitions of "tobacco product" and "tobacco substitute" for clarity and makes corresponding changes to related statutes.  SA 1 and SA 2 were placed with the Bill.

Status:

Substituted in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SS 1 for SB 25

An Act to amend Title 11, 16 and 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Delivery & Sales of Tobacco Products.  This Act restricts access to tobacco products and tobacco substitutes to individuals under age 21 by doing all of the following: 1. Prohibits sales of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes to individuals who are under 21. 2. Imposes a civil penalty for sales to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21. 3. Repeals the ability of a parent or guardian to purchase tobacco products or tobacco substitutes for a minor. 4. Revises the framework by which an employer may use an affirmative defense to the improper sale of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes, aligning the affirmative defense with the minimum age increase. 5. Adopts best practices for enforcement measures by modifying the prohibition against the purchase of tobacco products by minors. 6. Prohibits individuals under age 21 from entering vapor establishments. This Substitute Bill differs from Senate Bill No. 25 as follows: 1. Revises the definitions of "tobacco product" and tobacco substitute" for clarity and makes corresponding changes to related statutes. 2. Allows employees under age 21 who are employed by a vapor establishment on the effective date of this Act to continue working at the vapor establishment if the vapor establishment provides the required documentation to the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. 3. Makes this Act effective 90 days after enactment. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  HA1 which removes the shipping requirements imposed by SS 1 to SB 25 for tobacco substitutes was placed with the Bill.

Status:

Ready for Governor's Action

DEHA Position:Support

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SB 27

An Act to amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Nursing.  This Act, named the Share the Care Act, permits an individual employed by a personal assistance services agency to administer medications to an adult individual who resides in the individual’s own home if a responsible caregiver does the following: 1. Authorizes the direct care worker to do so. 2. Prepackages the medication by date and time. 3. Provides written instructions regarding the administration procedure. 4. Enters into an agreement with a personal assistance services agency governing the administration of the medication by the direct care worker.

Status:

Out of Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 28

An Act to amend Title 21 of the Delaware Code relating to Penalties for Unlawfully Parking in an Area Designated for or Using the Privileges of an Individual with a Disability.  This Act increases the penalties for parking in an area designated for a vehicle being used by an individual with a disability. For a first offense this Act increases the monetary penalty from $100 to $200. For a subsequent offense, this Act increases the monetary penalty from $200 to $300. The offenses subject to these increased penalties are included without change in lines 4 through 27 to add context. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Passed in Senate

Out of Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 29

An Act to amend Title 21 of the Delaware Code relating to Penalties for Unlawfully Parking in an Area Designated for or Using the Privileges of an Individual with a Disability.  This Act increases the penalties for parking in an area designated for a vehicle being used by an individual with a disability. For a subsequent offense, this Act increases the potential minimum imprisonment from 10 days to 15 days and the potential maximum imprisonment from 30 days to 35 days. The offenses subject to the increased penalty are included without change in lines 4 through 27 to add context. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Transportation Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 32

An Act to amend Title 6 of the Delaware Code relating to Patient Brokering.  This Act prohibits the practice known as patient brokering, which is the practice where patient brokers are paid a fee to place insured people in treatment centers so that the treatment centers receive thousands of dollars in insurance claim payments for each patient. Increasingly, patient brokers fraudulently enroll patients in low-deductible health plans with out-of-network treatment benefits. Patient brokers target individuals with substance use disorders, who are told that they are receiving their treatment through a scholarship. Not only does this perpetrate fraud against insurers, when insurance plans are terminated for nonpayment of the premium, individuals are discharged from the treatment program with no services or housing and often in a state that is far from home.  SA 1,which Identifies additional kinds of payments that are not prohibited, uses enforcement language that is consistent with other chapters in Title 6, and clarifies that this Act does not modify any requirements under State or federal mental health parity laws, was placed with the Bill.

Status:

Out of Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 33

An Act to amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to Professions and Occupations.  This Act authorizes a 1-time tax credit in the amount of a fee for a new license under Title 24 for an individual who is 25 years or younger, or whose income is equal to or less than 130% of the federal poverty guideline. The tax credit eases the financial burden on young and low-income workers entering licensed occupations. The tax credit applies only to initial, or first-time, licenses, and in the tax year in which the fee is charged. It does not apply to other fees, such as license renewal, reciprocity, late payment, or a request for change of status.

Status:

Stricken in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 34

An Act to amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Creating a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund.  This Act creates a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund (“Fund”) through a prescription opioid impact fee (“Fee”) that is paid by pharmaceutical manufacturer. The anticipated revenue from the Fee is $2.8 million in 2020, $2.7 million in 2021, and $2.5 million in 2022.: 1. The fee is based on the total of the Morphine Milligram Equivalent (“MME”) in each manufacturer’s products dispensed in Delaware, based upon data already reported to the Prescription Monitoring Program (“PMP”). The PMP data contains the mandatory reports by pharmacists of every prescription opioid dispensed in the State. The PMP data does not include prescription opioids administered in hospitals, provided directly to patients by hospice, or dispensed by veterinarians. 2. The fee is assessed on manufacturers who exceed a threshold of 100,000 MMEs dispensed each quarter. 3. The Fee is calculated at a rate of either 1 penny per MME for a name brand prescription opioid dispensed and reported in the PMP or ¼ of a penny per MME for a prescription opioid that is a generic. The Act also provides that Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, after receiving recommendations from the Behavioral Health Consortium, the Addiction Action Committee, and the Overdose System of Care Committee, will award grants and contracts from the money in the Fund for the following activities: 1. Opioid addiction prevention. 2. Opioid addiction services, including the following: 3. Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs and facilities, including short-term and long-term residential treatment programs and sober living facilities. 4. Treating substance use disorder for the under-insured and uninsured. 5. Emergency assistance relating to prescription opioids, including purchasing Naloxone. 6. Administrative costs of implementing the Fee and Fund, up to 15% of the amount in the Fund. Finally, this Act expires in 5 years, unless terminated sooner or extended by the General Assembly, so that the Fee is only continued if it is effective and is not creating negative unintended consequences.  SA 1corrects a typographical error and allows money deposited in the Prescription Opioid Impact Fund to be used to support peer support programs.

Status:

Passed in Senate

Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 35

An Act to amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Health Insurance Contracts.  This Act revises Delaware Insurance Code provisions related to the individual and group health insurance markets to directly incorporate into Delaware law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections related to the following: (1) The prohibition of preexisting condition provisions. (2) Guaranteed issue and availability of coverage. (3) Permissible rating factors. This Act also ties references in Delaware law to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to that law as it was in effect on January 1, 2018. This ensures the ACA’s core consumer protection provisions will remain in place during the uncertainty surrounding the ACA in light of recent court challenges. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Passed in Senate
Assigned to House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commercein House

DEHA Position:Support

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SB 37

An Act to amend Title 4, 10, 11 and 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Expungement of Records of Adult Arrest and Conviction. In our modern society, a criminal record can limit a person’s opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence imposed. Even the existence of an arrest record with no conviction can limit job opportunities, housing, access to higher education, credit, and access to jobs that require professional licensing. The General Assembly has expanded the availability of expungement for juvenile adjudications of delinquency quite dramatically in recent years, in recognition that people can and do change and move beyond mistakes of their past. The intent of this Act is to extend that same recognition to some categories of adult records of arrest and conviction. At present, Delaware allows adults to petition to have a record expunged in only 2 circumstances: (1) for an arrest that did not lead to conviction and (2) after a pardon is granted – but for certain misdemeanor offenses only. Under this Act, a person may have a record expunged through a petition to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI) for (1) charges resolved in favor of the petitioner; (2) a record that includes violations only after the passage of 3 years; and (3) after 5 years for some misdemeanors. Excluded from this SBI-only expungement process are convictions for any misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, misdemeanor crimes where the victim is a child or a vulnerable adult, and unlawful sexual contact in the third degree. Allowing expungements for arrests without convictions and minor, isolated convictions through an application to the SBI will ease the burden on the courts and the Board of Pardons. This Act also provides that the court may grant a petition for expungement upon a showing of “manifest injustice” in the following situations: (1) 3 years have passed since the date of a single misdemeanor conviction; (2) a person has a single conviction in a felony case, and 7 years have passed from the date of conviction or release from incarceration, whichever is later; (3) 7 years have passed since conviction or release from incarceration on misdemeanor domestic violence or misdemeanor conviction with child or vulnerable adult victim. A felony conviction for any of the following crimes is not eligible for expungement through this court process: Title 11 violent felonies; 16 Del C. § 1136; 31 Del C § 3913; any “felony conviction involving physical or sexual assault crimes” as defined in the Beau Biden Child Protection Act. A conviction for unlawful sexual contact third degree may not be expunged through the court-only process. The Department of Justice will have an opportunity to state its position on the expungement petition to the court, and is empowered to seek input from any victim in the case. In all cases, the applicant for expungement must have no prior or subsequent convictions (other than traffic offenses, and underage alcohol or marijuana possession) in order to be eligible. Any person who applies for relief under this section, must essentially be a first offender in order to be eligible. A person is not allowed to apply for expungement under this process if an expungement has been granted within the last 10 years. Fines, fees, and restitution must be paid before an expungement may be granted; however, courts are empowered to waive outstanding fines or convert them to a civil judgement if they are unpaid for reasons other than willful noncompliance. Most Title 21 (traffic offenses), including DUI, are ineligible for expungement under this Act. However, traffic offenses (other than DUIs) will also not operate as a bar to the expungement of other charges. The Act also removes all limitations on the availability of court-ordered expungement after a pardon. The Act strikes provisions in Title 10 relating to expungement of adult records in Family Court and consolidates them with the Title 11 expungement provisions. Conforming changes are made to cross-references in Title 4 and 16. Implementation of the Act is delayed for 180 days to allow State agencies to prepare necessary procedures and forms. Finally, this Act is to be known as the Adult Expungement Reform Act.

Status:

Substituted in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SS1 for SB 37

An Act to amend Title 4, 10, 11 and 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Expungement of Records of Adult Arrest and Conviction.  At present, Delaware allows adults to petition to have a record expunged in only 2 circumstances: (1) for an arrest that did not lead to conviction and (2) after a pardon is granted – but for certain misdemeanor offenses only. Under this Act, a person may have a record expunged through a petition to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI) for (1) charges resolved in favor of the petitioner; (2) a record that includes violations only after the passage of 3 years; and (3) some misdemeanors after 5 years. Excluded from this SBI-only expungement process are convictions for any misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, misdemeanor crimes where the victim is a child or a vulnerable adult, and unlawful sexual contact in the third degree. Allowing expungements for arrests without convictions and minor, isolated convictions through an application to the SBI will ease the burden on the courts and the Board of Pardons. This Act also provides that the court may grant a petition for expungement upon a showing of “manifest injustice” in the following situations: (1) 3 years have passed since the date of a single misdemeanor conviction; (2) a person has a single conviction in a felony case and 7 years have passed from the date of conviction or release from incarceration, whichever is later; (3) 7 years have passed since conviction or release from incarceration on misdemeanor domestic violence or misdemeanor conviction with child or vulnerable adult victim. A felony conviction for any of the following crimes is not eligible for expungement through this discretionary only expungement process, but may be expunged by a court following a pardon: Title 11 violent felonies; § 1136 of Title 16 (crimes against a resident of a long-term care facility; § 3913 of Title 31 (crimes against an adult who is impaired due to a physical or mental disability); and any “felony conviction involving physical or sexual assault crimes” as defined in the Beau Biden Child Protection Act. The Department of Justice will have an opportunity to state its position on the expungement petition to the court, and is empowered to seek input from any victim in the case. In all cases, the applicant for expungement must have no prior or subsequent convictions (other than traffic offenses, and underage alcohol or marijuana possession) in order to be eligible. A person is not allowed to apply for expungement under this process if an expungement has been granted within the last 10 years. Fines, fees, and restitution must be paid before an expungement may be granted; however, courts are empowered to waive outstanding fines or convert them to a civil judgement if they are unpaid for reasons other than willful noncompliance. Most Title 21 (traffic offenses), including DUI, are ineligible for expungement under this Act. However, traffic offenses (other than DUIs) will also not operate as a bar to the expungement of other charges. The Act strikes provisions in Title 10 relating to expungement of adult records in Family Court and consolidates them with the Title 11 expungement provisions. Conforming changes are made to cross-references in Title 4 and 16. This Substitute Bill differs from Senate Bill No. 37 as follows: (1) Adds Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree, Incest, Coercion, and Unlawfully Dealing with a Child to the list of crimes that can be expunged only if the individual first receives a pardon. That list previously included only Unlawful Sexual Contact in the Third Degree. (2) Makes clear that an expungement does not result in an individual’s automatic removal from the Child Protection Registry or the Adult Abuse Registry. (3) Adds certain misdemeanor property crimes to the list of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence that may be expunged only through the discretionary expungement process. (4) Permits the State Bureau of Identification to continue to promulgate regulations and impose fees for mandatory expungements under § 4373 of Title 11. This change also makes a technical correction to conform the existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. (5) Gives the Department of Justice additional time to answer a petition for discretionary expungement so that the Department has sufficient time to contact the victim of the crime. (6) Permits the victim of the crime to provide a written statement to the court when a defendant seeks a discretionary expungement and to testify at a hearing if one is held. (7) Requires, as part of the Victims’ Bill of Rights, that the Department of Justice to provide notice to the victim that the defendant is seeking a discretionary expungement; that the victim may provide a statement or testify, if a hearing is held; of the date, time, and place of any hearing; and of the court’s decision on the expungement petition. (8) Makes the following crimes not eligible for discretionary expungement following a pardon: Manslaughter, Murder in the Second Degree, Murder in the First Degree, Rape in the Second Degree, Rape in the First Degree, and Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, Authority, or Supervision in the First Degree. (9) Includes references to the First Offender Domestic Violence Diversion Program, under § 1024 of Title 10, so that expunged records related to this program may be accessed by criminal justice agencies to determine if an individual is eligible for the program. (10) Permits law-enforcement to access expunged records in any criminal investigation, not just a felony investigation. (11) Permits criminal justice agencies involved in the licensing of individuals to carry a concealed deadly weapon under § 1441 of Title 11 to access expunged records. (12) Makes clear that an expungement does not require the destruction of DNA taken under § 4713 of Title 29. (13) Allows the use of an expunged record in sentencing for a subsequent offense or on application for a pardon of a subsequent offense. (14) Makes clear that it is the State Bureau of Identification’s responsibility to inform federal law-enforcement of an order of expungement. (15) Makes clear that the 10 year waiting period for a subsequent expungement does not apply to an individual who is seeking a mandatory expungement because the case was terminated in the individual’s favor. (16) Removes language that would preclude an individual from obtaining an expungement if the individual has a prior or subsequent driving under the influence offense. (17) Makes an additional conforming change to remove § 1027 of Title 10, which is obsolete based on the change to § 1025 of Title 10. (18) Makes technical corrections, including to correct an internal reference and add an existing section heading to the Act for clarity. Finally, this Act is to be known as the Adult Expungement Reform Act and implementation of the Act is delayed for 180 days to allow State agencies to prepare necessary procedures and forms.

Status:

Out of Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 45

An Act to amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Marijuana.  Under current law, the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana remains a crime for those under the age of 21 despite being a civil violation for adults. This Act makes the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana a civil violation for juveniles. This Act also makes conforming amendments to subsection (i), regarding expungement of a single criminal offense under subsection (c), as, after the effective date of this Act, subsection (c) will no longer contain a criminal offense.

Status:

Out of Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 55

An Act to amend Title 29 and 30 of the Delaware Code relating to Occupational License Fees.  This Act authorizes a 1-time tax credit in the amount of a fee for a new, initial license under Title 24 for an individual who is 25 years or younger, or whose income is equal to or less than 130% of the federal poverty guideline. The tax credit eases the financial burden on young and low-income workers entering licensed occupations. The tax credit applies only to initial, or first-time, licenses, and in the tax year in which the fee is charged. It does not apply to other fees, such as license renewal, reciprocity, late payment, or a request for change of status. To ensure that new applicants are aware of the tax credit, the Division of Professional Regulations must provide a statement on application materials that new applicants may be eligible for this tax credit.

Status:

Stricken in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 58

An Act to amend Title 21of the Delaware Code relating to the Removal of Ice & Snow from Moving Vehicles.  This Act requires that accumulated snow and ice be removed from services of a vehicle before it is operated and imposes a civil penalty for a violation. This Act also creates a civil penalty for each instance where snow or ice dislodges from a moving vehicle and causes property damage or personal injury but this penalty is not an exclusive remedy for property damage or personal injury.

Status:

Passed in Senate

Assigned to House Transportation/Land Use and InfrastructureCommittee in House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 59

An Act to amend Title 21of the Delaware Code relating to Medical Marijuana.  This Act allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana for patients. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:Oppose

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SB 62

An Act to amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the State Employees’ Pension Plan and Cost of Living Adjustment.  This bill provides an annual cost of living adjustment for qualified state pensioners equal to the cost of living adjustment provided by the National Consumer Price Index, which also serves as the annual adjustment for Social Security benefits.

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Reassigned to Finance Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SB 81

An Act to amend Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to License to Practice Dentistry.  This Act permits an individual to practice dentistry for the Division of Public Health (Division) under a provisional license. Delaware law provides several routes for entering practice on an interim basis until full licensure can be obtained, however, none of these routes specifically permit hiring by the Division with the intent to practice in a state-supported dental clinic. This Act will assist the Division in recruiting dentists to serve those in need. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Status:

Introduced and Assigned to Sunset Committee in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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Senate Concurrent Resolutions

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SCR 6

Encouraging the State to apply for a State Relief and Empowerment Waiver under Section 1332 of the Patent Protection and Affordability Care Act to Create a State Reinsurance Program.  This Concurrent Resolution recognizes that all Delawareans deserve affordable health care, only 1 commercial insurer currently sells health insurance plans on Delaware's Marketplace, and that premiums for health insurance plans sold on the Marketplace could be reduced if the State creates a reinsurance program under a State Relief and Empowerment Waiver under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Section 1332 Waiver"). This Concurrent Resolution also strongly urges the Governor and Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to apply for a Section 1332 Waiver and that a program fund be created if the Section 1332 Waiver is granted, to provide capital to operate and administer a reinsurance program.

Status:

Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:Support

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SCR 11

This Senate Resolution designates March as "Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Month" in Delawareand encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to research methods to prevent and raise awareness of eating disorders.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 12

Recognizing November 2019 as Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month in Delaware.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 13

Recognizing February 12, 2019 as “World Cholangiocarcinoma Day” in Delaware.  Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a cancer that occurs in the bile ducts in or outside the liver. This Resolution recognizes February 12, 2019 as "World Cholangiocarcinoma Day" in Delaware.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 18

This Resolution recognizes April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 22

This Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 2019 as Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 27

This Senate concurrent resolution designates March 2019 as “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in the State of Delaware.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 30

This concurrent resolution establishes the Non-Acute Patient Medical Guardianship Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding the needs and options of non-acute hospital patients in need of medical guardianship services. A recent study concluding in 2017 found that hospital patients who did not have acute medical needs were often abandoned in hospitals. These patients often lack financial means to pay for a guardian to make medical decisions. The Office of Public Guardian does not have sufficient resources to intervene to make timely medical decisions for such non-acute patients. In addition to harming these non-acute patients with prolonged hospital stays, patients with acute medical needs are not timely and adequately served because hospital beds are occupied by such non-acute patients. This concurrent resolution establishes a task force to study and make recommendations on these issues.

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Passed in Senate

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 31

This resolution recognizes March 28, 2019 as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.

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Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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SCR 34

Recognizing the Month of April 2019 as “National Donate Life Month” in Delaware.  This resolution supports designating the month of April 2019 as "National Donate Life Month" in the State of Delaware, thereby recognizing and acknowledging the generosity of donors who have donated organ, eye, and tissue and their families, as well as supporting and encouraging all Delawareans to become designated organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Status:

Passed in Senate & House

DEHA Position:No Position

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Senate Joint Resolutions

Senate Resolutions

Previous Delaware General Assembly Legislation

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