Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson [R]

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DEHB440Enroll
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This bill changes the definition of and class of felony for the crime of Strangulation from a class C felony to a Class D felony unless additional factors are present, then the crime elevates to a class B felony, punishable from 2-25 years in jail. T...
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2022-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 2 NO 2 ABSENT
DESB241Enroll
75%
This Act expands the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit to include a deceased disabled veteran's surviving spouse. HB 214 with HA 1, passed by the 151st General Assembly, created the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Expense Fu...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESJR6Enroll
75%
This Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2022, as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, busines...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB239PassChapter 29 of Title 3, which restricts the use of invasive and potentially invasive plants, was enacted by Senate Bill No. 22 in 2021, but does not take effect until July 1, 2022. This Act revises § 2904 of Title 3 so that the Department of Agricult...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB26Enroll
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This Act requires that meetings of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical and Community College must be livestreamed using technology that permits the public to hear all participants co...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB11Enroll
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This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that will modernize the bail provisions within the Delaware Constitution and clarify the power of the General Assembly to define either certain offenses for which, or circumstances under which, ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 11 NO 2 NOT VOTING
DESB294Enroll
75%
This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would update the minimum voting age in the Delaware Constitution from twenty-one years to eighteen years.
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB292Enroll
75%
An opioid antagonist is a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency reversal of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, naloxone is the only FDA-approved opioid antagonist, however, the FDA is ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB317PassThis Act is identical to Senate Substitute No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 9, which establishes new formulas that a community owner is allowed use to increase rent in a manufactured home community. The requirements under this Act will be in effect for 5 yea...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB307Enroll
75%
This bill reflects the reality that grooming children for the purpose of committing crimes of sexual violence against them is often preceded by conduct that perpetrators know will make the child particularly susceptible to abuse. The bill requires pr...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB283Enroll
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The Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and the Board of Nursing are responsible for establishing continuing education requirements for medical professionals licensed by these Boards. This Act adds a requirement that practitioners licensed by t...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB301Enroll
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide incentives for resident Delaware taxpayers to donate organs and bone marrow for transplantation and for Delaware employers to grant paid time off to employees who donate organs and bone marrow for transplanta...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB14Enroll
75%
This bill provides a mechanism to grant pension increases to retired State Employees, retired Judges, and retired New State police. This bill dedicates a minimum of 2.33% of payroll to be deposited annually to the Post Retirement Fund. This bill also...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR125Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution proclaims Friday, October 28, 2022 as National First Responders Day in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB163Enroll
75%
This Act more closely aligns the meaning of agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use with the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of farm, which, since the 1974 Census, has included any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products we...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR126Engross
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This Resolution commemorates the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX and recognizes the impact it has had on improving equality in educational institutions and the workplace, while committing to build upon its foundation to continue to expa...
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB301Enroll
75%
A 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB425Enroll
75%
This bill makes needed changes to the Lyme Disease Oversight Board by adding 2 members including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a licensed veterinarian or entomology specialist.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB345Enroll
75%
This Act ensures pregnant women and women who have given birth within the past six weeks who are subject to the custody of the Department of Corrections at Level IV or V have access to midwifery and doula services by requiring the Department to make ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR34Engross
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This resolution directs the Department of Health and Social Services to prepare reports on the Purchase of Care Program and directs the Department of Education to prepare reports on child care capacity.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR111Engross
50%
This resolution recognizes June 2022 as National Homeownership Month in Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHCR109Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution commends the African American Task Forces Economic Opportunity Subcommittee in the State of Delaware and requests the General Assembly to pass legislation requiring the Investment Committee of the Board of Pension Trustees ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB388Enroll
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This act authorizes the application of funds from the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund, which is subject to available appropriations, for the retention of constables to be utilized by the LEAs.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DEHB300Enroll
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This Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware middle schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2023, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 6-8 for a full-time school counselor, scho...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB356Enroll
75%
This Act terminates the Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee ("Committee"). After Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") thoroughly reviewed the Committee, JLOSC concluded that the Office of Medical ...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB381Enroll
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Delawares modern-day, statewide Family Court was established in 1971, unifying what had been multiple family law-related court systems throughout the state. In 1984, the Family Law Commission (FLC) was created to study and evaluate Delawares domestic...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB383Enroll
75%
This Act repeals § 2117, Title 31, which relates to an individual who, by reason of loss or impairment of eyesight or hearing, has a right to be accompanied by a seeing eye dog, also known as a guide dog, in public conveyances; hotels; lodging place...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB382Enroll
75%
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislature Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") review of the Division for the Visually Impaired ("DVI") and represents the collaboration of several state agencies and other stakeholder...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB384Enroll
75%
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) review of the Division for the Visually Impaired. Under this Act, the Delaware Industries for the Blind (DIB) is repealed. DIB closed operations in March 2017 after...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB257Enroll
75%
This Act is an interstate compact called the Multistate Professional Counselor Licensure Compact, and it facilitates the interstate practice of licensed professional counseling. The Counseling Compact allows a counselor who is licensed in their home ...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB277Enroll
75%
This Act increases opportunities for federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and government-operated dental clinics to serve the indigent and other underserved communities with dental care and improves flexibility with updated provisional licensing...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB308Enroll
75%
This bill brings Delaware into conformity with national standards on fire safety dampers and smoke dampers. It requires all buildings of public accommodation and shared residential buildings to conform to standards that will ensure life-saving alarms...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB439Enroll
75%
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") review of the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council ("WIAC"). This Act clarifies quorum, removes a prohibition against WIAC members votin...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB438Enroll
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This Act is part of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") review of the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission ("DNHRQAC") and the recommendations that JLOSC approved during its...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB272Enroll
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By this Act, Delaware would join the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (the Compact). The Compact is an interstate compact, or a formal agreement among states, to facilitate the interstate practice of audiology and speech lan...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB457Enroll
75%
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") review of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association ("DIAA"). As part of JLOSC's review of DIAA, JLOSC recommended the follow...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR112Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes September 2022 as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB288Enroll
75%
This bill would create a pilot program whereby motorcyclists are permitted to use flashing headlights as a way to alert other drivers of their presence, without allowing the use of flashing lights that would otherwise be used on emergency vehicles. T...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB328Enroll
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This Act renames the Blackbird State Forests Meadows Tract the Ennis Tract in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis.
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB316Enroll
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This Act caps the amount that an individual, group, or State employee plan may charge for diabetes equipment and supplies, other than insulin, at $35 per month. This cap does not apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR118Engross
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This resolution designates October 17-23, 2022 as "Free Speech Week" in the State of Delaware
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR121Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution proclaims the month of October 2022 as Depression Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB428Enroll
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All too often, persons who produce or transmit images of partially nude children cannot be prosecuted under our current statutes because our current statutes only criminalize images of a child engaging in a sexual act or if the child is nude. This bi...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB342Intro
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This Act requires that each school district and charter school serving high school students administer in grade 10 and again in grade 12 an assessment of United States history, government, and civics that includes all of the following:
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2022-06-29
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB341Intro
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This Act requires a school district or charter school serving high school students to provide instruction in comparative political ideology in grade 10. The instruction must include a comparative discussion of political ideologies, including communis...
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2022-06-29
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB340Intro
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This Act creates the Delaware Education Right to Know Act to give parents, guardians, and other education stakeholders more information and opportunities to evaluate public and charter school education in Delaware and to express concerns to school of...
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2022-06-29
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB291Enroll
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This Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate ...
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2022-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB289Enroll
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This Act expands the scope of the sexual extortion law to include: a) compelling or inducing another person to produce a visual depiction of the person or another who is nude or who is engaging in sexual conduct, and b) threatening to reproduce, dist...
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2022-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB290Enroll
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This Act expands Erin's Law to require training and education on issues related to inappropriate relationships between adults and children, such as grooming.
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2022-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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