Delaware Senator Charles Paradee [D]

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DEHB276VetoAt least 36 states allow for the medical use of marijuana. However, federal firearm laws have not kept pace and currently prohibit an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from possessing or purchasing a firear...
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2022-10-27
Vetoed by Governor
DESB14PassThis 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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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB337PassThis Act makes it easier to properly clear title to real property after a person dies if the person held real property jointly with the right of survivorship. With more frequency, a deceased person may die as a resident in a county that is different ...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB386PassThis Act prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant declaw a cat as a condition for entering into or renewing a rental agreement. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Draftin...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB269PassThis bill creates a special license plate for the Boy Scouts of America.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB316PassThis 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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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB380PassAccording to a survey conducted by the American Bar Association, 90 percent of early-career lawyers have student loans, averaging $130,000. The same survey found that Black borrowers accumulated more debt to obtain their law degree compared to other ...
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2022-10-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act establishes certification and continuing education requirements for central service technicians working in hospitals and freestanding surgical centers. Central service technicians are an important part of the healthcare team responsible for ...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB329PassThis bill updates the State Bureau of Identifications definition of criminal justice agency in two ways. First, by adding the Division of Management Support Services in the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families to reflect th...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis Act provides protection to homeowners from sellers that may have misled buyers (or their settlement attorneys) regarding a criminal judgment that attached to real property. It prevents innocent owners from potentially becoming a second victim by...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB261PassThis act streamlines the appointment process for the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission, expands the definition of dairy farmer to include all cattlemen, consolidates the appointment authorities, and simplifies the number of representatives.
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB425PassThis 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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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB209PassIn 2016, Title 2, Chapter 19 was enacted to address the growing use of ride share applications also known as a Transportation Network Companies (TNC), which transport passengers for compensation. In 2016, the General Assembly acknowledged the importa...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB338PassThis Act provides an automatic satisfaction of a mortgage 10 years after the maturity date as stated in the mortgage or any recorded extension of the mortgage or, in the absence of a stated maturity date, 40 years after the recording of the mortgage ...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7PassThe Joint Resolution directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Division of Public Health (DPH) to conduct After Action Reviews to assess the States pandemic response. DEMA and DPH are also maintaining the ability to increase personn...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB258PassThis Act abrogates current Delaware law as it presently stands regarding available recovery for damages related to injured or deceased pets that are tortiously injured by a third party or a third partys animal. Under current Delaware law, including c...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB330PassThis Act renames the Claymont Regional Transportation at First State Crossing in Claymont, Delaware as the "Harris B. McDowell, III Transportation Center" after Senator Harris B. McDowell, III, the longest serving member of the Delaware Gen...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassAcquiring a drivers license is an important part of young adults in foster care achieving normalcy and eventual independence. Yet, youth in long term foster care face numerous unique barriers in this endeavor. Not only are there logistical challenges...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB311PassThis Act clarifies the scope and protections for individuals with disabilities under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law (DEAL) and further aligns definitions and scope of DEAL with federal law protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimi...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DESB315PassThis Act makes substantial changes to clarify and modernize § 2347 of the Workers Compensation Act, Chapter 23 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, as follows:
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DESB270PassThis Act establishes an evaluation and assessment system created by the Department of Education to determine whether a school facility is in good repair to assure that school facilities are clean, safe, and functional for staff and students. This Act...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB333PassThis Act makes the use of an unauthorized vehicle registration plate a moving violation. This Act also clarifies penalties for using an unauthorized vehicle registration plate and that the use of an unauthorized vehicle registration plate is grounds ...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB301PassThe 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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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB328PassThis Act renames the Blackbird State Forests Meadows Tract the Ennis Tract in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis.
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2022-09-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB359PassThis Act adds victims of human trafficking to the Address Confidentiality Act. Under this program, certain crime victims are provided a substitute address by the Department of Justice so as to protect the participants actual address from public discl...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB456PassThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Dover, including by doing the following:
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB278PassThis substitute bill makes a technical correction to the bill.
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB283PassThe 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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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB375PassThis Act establishes the Racial Equity Consortium (Consortium) for the purposes of studying and making recommendations to address the disparities and inequities faced by persons of color in this State.
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2022-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB277PassThis 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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2022-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR6PassThis 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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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassLike Senate Bill No. 4, Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 4 requires the Department of Education (Department) to maintain and publish a list of evidence-based, reading instruction curricula for grades kindergarten through 3. Each curriculum...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB304PassThis Act recognizes advancements in the science of reading and literacy instruction by requiring that all public school students in kindergarten through grade 3 participate in a universal reading screening 3 times each year to identify potential read...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB291PassThis 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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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB289PassThis 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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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB290PassThis 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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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB307PassThis 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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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB277PassThis Act codifies the principle set forth in Doe v. Bicking, 2020 Del. Super. LEXIS 43, *32, 2020 WL 374677 (Del. Super. Jan. 22, 2020) that recognizes that in cases of childhood sexual abuse by an employee of a school, organization, or business that...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB428PassAll 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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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB257PassThis 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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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB446PassThe Kent County Levy Court sets equal compensation for the members and chairpersons of all Kent County boards and commissions in the annual operating budget ordinance. Currently all members of the other boards and commissions are compensated at a rat...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB272PassBy 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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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassA 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB300PassThis 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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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB303PassThis bill designates the Loggerhead Turtle as the official sea turtle for the State of Delaware.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB25PassThis bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling pla...
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB310PassThis Act updates the membership and responsibilities of the Governors Energy Advisory Council.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB320PassThis bill establishes voting by mail under the General Assemblys broad powers under § 1, Article V of the Delaware Constitution to prescribe the means, methods and instruments of voting.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
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