Delaware Senator David Lawson [R]

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DEHB104PassThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DESB172PassThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB456PassThis Act amends Titles 14, 16, 17, 26, and 29 of the Delaware Code to prohibit the use of lead paints on outdoor structures such as bridges, water towers, playground equipment, highways, parking lots, and utility towers and poles, in order to protect...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB437PassThis bill allows the background plates (animal welfare, farmland preservation, Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Delaware Equine Council, and Keep Delaware Beautiful) issued by DMV to be displayed on trailers up to 26,000 pounds...
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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB476PassThis Act empowers each county to create regulations for the maintenance of for-profit cemeteries and to impose penalties upon those who do not abide by the maintenance regulations.
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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB329PassThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against the mere possession of a body-gripping trap with a jaw spread in excess of 5 inches, while maintaining the prohibition against actually using one in Delaware. This modification is necessary because many li...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB213PassThis bill provides that the Commission must have at least 2 members from each of the three counties in Delaware. The bill also changes the requirement for 1 pediatrician member and 1 board certified family practice physician to licensed health care p...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB204PassSection 1 through 4 of this Act establish interim standards and criteria in order to permit redevelopment projects to move forward while revised regulations are being drafted. The interim standards set forth in this Act would effectively "sunset...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB198PassThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays. Additionally, it maintains the applicable agency regulating public lands authority and discretion to regulate, including prohibition of, deer hunting on Sundays. Lastly, the bi...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB229PassThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. From the date of this Act forward, the Department must...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB179EnrollThis Act permits State employees who are employed by the Delaware State Police or Delaware Capitol Police and work in a variety of job titles, all of which are more commonly referred to as "9-1-1 operators," to retire at 25 years without an...
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB237PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2019.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB144PassThis Substitute Act implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the State...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB171EnrollIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR78EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution establishes a Veterans Sub-Committee of the Correction & Law Enforcement Committee of the States Behavioral Health Consortium.
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2018-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESR27EngrossThis Resolution honors Secretary of the Senate Bernard J. Brady by declaring June 30 to be Bernard J. Brady Day in the Delaware State Senate. It further thanks him for his 39 years of unequalled service to the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR28EngrossThis resolution recognizes June 30, 2018 as "Staff Appreciation Day" in the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB445PassThis bill makes a technical correction to House Bill 53 enacted earlier this session. It would make the original intent clear that these firework devices can be sold and used on July 4, December 31, and January 1.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB236PassThis Act appropriates $49,167,700 to provide a $500 one-time salary supplement to full-time and part-time employees, to provide a $400 pension supplement to pensioners and provides one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB235PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESJR5PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESCR69EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Delaware Youth Drug Prevention Curriculum Task Force to examine available drug prevention programs and to recommend a course of action to educate our youth about the dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco us...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESJR6PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2019.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB124EngrossImporters, manufacturers and dealers of destructive weapons are licensed and regulated under Federal law. Under existing Delaware law, importers, manufacturers and dealers of destructive weapons are not permitted to deliver them to purchasers in Dela...
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2018-06-27
Passed By House. Votes: 32 YES 7 NO 2 ABSENT
DESB124IntroThis bill appoints the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security as Chair of the DPAC and removes the President Pro Tem and the Speaker of the House from the Commission. This bill also makes technical corrections in conformance with...
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2018-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB369PassThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESR24EngrossThis resolution recognizes the University of Delaware on its 275- year history.
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB419EngrossUnmanned 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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2018-06-26
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB263EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB323IntroThis Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other ...
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2018-06-20
Tabled in Committee
DEHCR34IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to investigate the cost of special education and make recommendations related to cost efficiency.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB133IntroThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. This Act further prohibits the dissemination of natura...
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2018-06-14
Stricken in Senate
DESCR72EngrossThis resolution honors USO Delaware for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2018-06-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB147PassImmunity from liability for individuals rendering emergency care is addressed in many sections of the Delaware Code. There are several separate statutes providing immunity for specific professions and even for lay individuals providing specific types...
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2018-06-12
Signed by Governor
DESCR68EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class of 2017-2018 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2018-06-12
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB240IntroThis 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....
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2018-06-09
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB150PassThis Act reduces the membership on the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission from 16 members to 12 members. The Act also provides that: i) the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security may not vote except to break a tie; and ii) ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB373PassThe Bill amends Title 4 to permit licensed Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries the ability to sell products produced by other Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries for on-site consumption, only. The products sold must ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB448IntroThis act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that protects parental rights.
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2018-06-07
To House Administration Committee
DESB215IntroThis Act creates the Omnibus School Safety Fund to provide funding to public and charter schools for certain school safety projects.
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2018-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB284PassThis Bill would allow all on-premises licensees who sell a bottle of alcohol (other than beer) to place a cap on the bottle and allow patrons to take it home with them for consumption later. Delaware was one of the first states to recognize that it w...
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2018-05-29
Signed by Governor
DESB84PassThis Act makes consistent the amount of time that the Court "looks back" to determine if the current offense is a second offense for the purposes of sentencing. This Act applies to Traffic offenses, but it would not be applicable to DUI cas...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB53PassThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DESCR43EngrossDesignating February 6, 2018 as "Ronald Reagan Day" in Delaware
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB378IntroThis bill is intended to protect the privacy of law enforcement officers and their immediate family members by specifically exempting their personal identifying information from FOIA. The disclosure of private information of law enforcement and their...
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2018-05-10
Amendment HA 2 to HB 378 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR64EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes the month of May 2018 as "Healthy Vision Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB205IntroThe 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. Also, there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB103PassThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB232IntroThis Act is designed to centralize and modernize Delawares system for licensing its citizens to carry concealed deadly weapons. The current statutory scheme dates as far back as the Code Revision of 1974 and was not designed to handle the volume of a...
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2018-05-03
Stricken in House
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