Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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DESB234EngrossCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-06-15
To House Education Committee
DEHB300EnrollThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was us...
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2018-06-14
Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB310EnrollThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB333EnrollIn 2017, HB 114 raised the minimum bodily injury and property damage liability limits set forth at 21 Del. C. § 2902(b)(2) from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 to $25,000/$50,000/$10,000. However, HB 114 did not address the issue of combined single limits, a...
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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHB336IntroThis Act requires each public school district to equip the schools within their respective jurisdictions with an adequate number of panic buttons that may be used to immediately alert local law enforcement authorities of a security threat at a school...
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2018-06-14
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB104IntroThe 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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2018-06-14
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHJR12EngrossThe Delaware Department of Transportation currently uses a system to repair subdivision roadways in which a unit is dispatched only when a complaint is lodged with the Transportation Management Center. In order to avoid piecemeal repairs that waste v...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB429IntroCybersecurity attacks, including data breaches, corporate theft, and sabotage perpetrated by state and non-state actors throughout the world present unique threats to Delaware residents, governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure. Statewide...
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2018-06-14
Amendment HA 2 to HB 429 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB256IntroThis bill adds "youth sports organizations" to the enumerated list of "child servicing entity" that requires background checks to be completed for those that are involved within the organizations. The bill seeks to further protect...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB165EngrossThis Act permits wine producers holding a valid license within this State or another state to obtain a license and ship wine directly to Delaware consumers so long as it is done through a common carrier with a carrier permit. This Act requires that w...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB163EngrossCurrently there are 17 "check-boxes" on the Delaware personal income tax return where taxpayers may designate a portion of their refund or send additional money with their payment due to be credited as a charitable donation to various organ...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB126EngrossThis Act provides school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A), issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Associ...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB326EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program (Program). The goal of this Act is to encourage Delaware students with intellectual disabilities to pursue studies for a comprehensive certificate or degree at a Delaware institution of higher...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB346EngrossThis Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicants lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicants student loan debt. The purpo...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB169EngrossThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DEHB382EngrossThis Act has the effect of renaming the Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center on Interstate 95 at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark, Delaware as the "Biden Welcome Center" in honor of the Biden family. This gesture is made bec...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB206EngrossFar too many Delawareans have been personally affected by addiction and substance use disorder and have experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones suffer from this chronic disease. Nearly 2,000 individuals in Delaware suffered a non-fatal overdos...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB197EnrollThis Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession, use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delawares decriminalization of these offenses. To be eligible for the mandatory expungement, the marijua...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB416IntroThis Bill creates a tax exemption for non-profit owned swimming pools in New Castle County and Kent County. Sussex County has no similar exemption statute.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB212EngrossThis Act increases the maximum tax credit available for owner occupied historic property by $10,000.
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2018-06-13
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB435EngrossThis bill permits the Council of the City of Newark to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the City of Newark so long as it is approved by a majority of the council pursuant to the provisions...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB440EngrossHouse Substitute No. 1 for House Bill 440 differs from House Bill 440 only in that it locates the Overdose System of Care and the Overdose System of Care Committee in Chapter 97 of Title 16 instead of in Chapter 10 of Title 16.
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2018-06-13
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB433EngrossThis Act expands the pathways to entering an alternative routes for teacher licensure and certification program (ARTC) casting a wider net in order to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates into the field of education as the need for teachers...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB462IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Overview and Sunset Committee by making amendments to the statute governing the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice to make Chapter 20 of Title 24 consistent with other Title 24 board...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB245IntroBoth the Delaware Strategic Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter II) and the Delaware Technical Innovation Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter III) provide funding for Delaware businesses, including new businesses in growing technology-related...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 110 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB299IntroThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-12
Stricken in House
DEHB332EnrollThis bill mandates reporting by certain employees of broker-dealer or investment adviser firms who have a reasonable belief that financial exploitation of an eligible adult has occurred, been attempted, or will be attempted. Reporting will be to both...
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2018-06-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB193EngrossThis Bill updates the State of Delawares False Claims and Reporting Act to make it compliant with the requirements of Section 1909 of the Social Security Act. Section 1909 of the Social Security Act provides a financial incentive for States to enact ...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB223EnrollThis Act adopts the Uniform Law Commissions Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (Revised Act), revising Chapter 54, Title 24 of the Delaware Code, which is based on the Uniform Law Commissions Uniform Athlete Agents Act (Uniform Act).
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB455IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB451IntroThis Act stabilizes revenue for the Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act ("HSCA") Fund ("the Fund") by minimizing the wide swings in revenue due to oil prices changes. Under this Act, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmen...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB368EngrossThis Act creates the Green Alert Program to aid in locating missing members of the armed forces, including veterans, who have a physical or mental health condition that is related to their service. This Act is modeled after Delawares existing Gold Al...
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2018-06-09
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB140PassThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DESB65EnrollConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 14 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DESB153PassThis Act creates the Delaware Native Species Commission ("Commission"), which is one of the recommendations of the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20 of the 149th General Assembly. The...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DESB139EnrollThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 NO
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 NO
DESB85EnrollThis Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates t...
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2018-06-07
Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 6 NO 1 ABSENT
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
DEHB377EnrollThis bill permits a County government to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel, motel, and tourist home rooms located in the unincorporated areas of the County.
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2018-06-07
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB184EnrollThis bill adds to the requirements for licensure as a River Pilot Apprentice that an applicant not have been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of river piloting. This bill empowers the Board of Pilot Commissioners to waive su...
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2018-06-06
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB151EnrollBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-06-06
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB374EngrossThis bill adds glaucoma, chronic debilitating migraines, pediatric autism spectrum disorder, pediatric sensory processing disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions which may qualify a person, upon certification by a physician, to be eli...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB403IntroThis amendment removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots in municipal elections.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
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