Chad Livengood has the story at the News Journal Dialogue Delaware Blog:
Katz, Short spar over ethics
DOVER – State Sen. Michael Katz caused a stir in Legislative Hall on Tuesday after he accused Rep. Bryon Short of plagiarizing his legislation related to the accreditation of medical facilities.
After Katz issued a press release and called for an ethics investigation, Short returned fire to his fellow northern Delaware Democrat by accusing Katz, an anesthesiologist, of attempting to protect doctors with “watered down” legislation that “weakened” protections for patients.
Katz, D-Centreville, claimed Short “essentially stole” word-for-word language of a bill he had filed on May 12. Short, D-Highland Woods, introduced a similar bill with matching key passages on May 26.