Delaware Senator David Lawson [R]

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DESB169PassThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-09-23
Signed by Governor
DESB223PassThis Act brings Delaware into compliance with the federal No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act by creating a lifetime disqualification for a commercial diver license if the individual engages in human trafficking while using a motor vehicle.
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESR44EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.
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2020-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB240PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Act.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR3PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR2PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB260PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESR32EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate.
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2020-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB194EnrollThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB241IntroThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-23
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 9 NOT VOTING
DEHB357IntroIn 48 states, the presidential candidate winning the majority of the popular vote is awarded that states total electoral votes.
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2020-06-18
To House Administration Committee
DESB234IntroTitle 3 and Title 7 do not currently define the term farm and Title 3 does not currently define the term farm operations. This Act defines farm and farming operations for the purposes of Title 3 and Title 7. This Act amends the definition of farm ope...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB217IntroThis Act limits the use of certain Class B firefighting foams (Class B foams) in Delaware. Class B foams are used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and jet fuel, and can be divided into 2 categories: those with PFAS che...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB232IntroThis Act clarifies that yard waste is included in the types of trash and litter that it is illegal to discard on a highway. This Act also defines yard waste.
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB221IntroUnder current law, only a premises that qualifies as a restaurant or is operated by a not-for-profit group may allow customers to bring alcoholic beverages onto the premises.
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB216IntroIn almost every mass murder that has occurred in the United States over the past 2 decades, subsequent investigations have revealed that the perpetrator had displayed what have become known as red flag indicators which, if known, identified, and repo...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB222IntroIn 2018, the General Assembly enacted House Bill No. 204 of the 149th General Assembly, Chapter 200, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware, ("HB 204"), with "the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary condi...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB96PassIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-04-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB322IntroIn 1994 the 137th General Assembly created the crime of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. In the intervening decades, the length of the minimum required sentence of 3 years and 5 years for defendants with 2 prior felonies has...
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2020-03-27
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB327IntroTransporters of mobile homes must have a hauling permit under Title 21, Chapter 45 to transport mobile homes on public roadways. This bill eliminates the need to also obtain a temporary registration to transport the mobile home.
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2020-03-27
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB294IntroMost commonly, persons accused of subsection (a) of this section panhandling are homeless. Transferring such matters to the Court of Common Pleas allows persons so accused increased access to social services not available to them at the Justice of ...
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2020-03-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 294 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB316IntroThis Act creates a $250 tax credit applicable to individual personal income taxes for certain lower income, working poor, individuals. In the case of spouses filing a joint return, the tax credit is $500. If spouses file their Delaware taxes separate...
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2020-03-12
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB302IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide Gun Shop Project, reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. Thi...
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2020-03-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB215IntroOn November 3, 2015, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report titled "Elevated Rates of Urban Firearm Violence and Opportunities for Prevention Wilmington, Delaware" in which the CDC made 2 majo...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHB178PassThis Act reconciles discrepancies between § 8705 of Title 9 of the Delaware Code and § 2903 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code, clarifying that all taxes assessed against real estate by Kent or Sussex Counties are governed by § 8705 of Title 9 and t...
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DESB79EngrossThis Act clarifies existing law so that an individual is not disqualified from possessing or purchasing a firearm because the individual is a registered qualifying patient under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act.
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 1 to SB 79 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB295IntroThis bill would allow a court of competent jurisdiction to dismiss minor equipment violations upon a showing that repair(s) have been made. The sections include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, and inoperable headligh...
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2020-01-30
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB292IntroThis amendment repeals Title 16 § 7204 in its entirety. This particular section prescribes a practice that is typically unused and handled through a traditional warrant process by charging a previous section of this chapter brought by a law enforcem...
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2020-01-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB293IntroThis bill requires a landlord to provide 15 days notice to a single room tenant prior to the termination of a rental agreement for any reason other than a material violation. This notice provision ensures that the tenant has time to find suitable hou...
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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB296IntroThis bill increases the amount that a tenant may deduct from rent in order to have necessary work done on the rental premises if the landlord fails to repair or maintain the premises after proper notice. The original amount of $200 was selected at th...
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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB209IntroThis Act removes the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court for offenses under § 4836 of this Title on the basis of the voluntary and involuntary exclusion lists. This would allow the Court of Common Pleas to hold jurisdiction over these offen...
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2020-01-29
Amendment SA 1 to SB 209 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB265IntroThis Act fully exempts county property taxes and local school taxes for a disabled veteran with a 100% VA rated service-connected, permanent and total disability or for a disabled veteran who is receiving 100% disability compensation due to individua...
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB281EngrossThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2020-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB204IntroThis Act requires public schools to begin their school year after Labor Day. There have been many economic impact reports done that show a positive impact from starting public schools after Labor Day. A report by the Virginia Hospitality and Travel A...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance study the extension of Medicaid coverage through the first year postpartum. Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining women's access to a...
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2020-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB282IntroThis bill is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment to require a 3/5 vote of each House of the General Assembly to enact a law that would enable a county to enact a tax or increase a tax rate above a rate currently authorized by state law.
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2020-01-21
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR69IntroRequesting the Division of Research, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information cooperate in creating a detailed and implementable plan to stream audio and video of all floor proceedings of the Ho...
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2020-01-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB262IntroThis Act permits the Division of Motor Vehicles to assign special license plates for firefighters, auxiliary members, or volunteer ambulance members to vehicles owned by an artificial entity, including a corporation, company, association, firm, partn...
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2020-01-15
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 Favorable
DESB203IntroThis Act makes children with disabilities who attend homeschools eligible to receive speech language pathology and audiology services in the same manner as students who attend private schools.
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2020-01-15
To Senate Education Committee
DESB202IntroThis Act clarifies that a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk may park for an unlimited period where the length of time is otherwise limited and must be able to park in...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB270IntroStands operated by children that serve or sell lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages on a temporary, occasional basis are a summertime tradition for many children. This Act exempts a stand operated by a child from State, county, and municipal regu...
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2019-12-12
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB47PassThis Act simplifies Delawares drug code with a goal of providing more fairness in its application. This Act removes geographic-based enhancements that disproportionately impact those living in urban areas as opposed to suburban and rural areas. This ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DESB160IntroThis Act makes it unlawful to cause yard waste to be swept, raked, blown, or otherwise placed in a roadway.
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2019-09-06
Stricken in Senate
DESB15PassThis 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 instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB113PassThis bill clarifies that Delaware law enforcement may enter into agreements to provide mutual assistance to other jurisdictions.
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB32PassThis 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...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DESB161PassThis Act allows law-enforcement officers to share an individual's identifying information with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health ("DSAMH") if the officer suspects the individual is suffering from an overdose or a mental ...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB10PassThis Act is identical to Senate Bill No. 127 from the 149th General Assembly, which was passed by the Senate and reported out of the House Administration Committee. This Act corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people youn...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB30PassUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2019-08-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB156PassThis bill allows our wounded warriors or similar veterans' organizations who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States and have at least a 60% service-connected disability to be able to obtain a license to hunt, tr...
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2019-08-01
Signed by Governor
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