Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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DEHB382PassThis 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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2018-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB193PassThis 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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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB451PassThis 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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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DESB206PassFar 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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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB440PassHouse 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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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis 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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2018-09-05
Signed by Governor
DESB149PassThis legislation creates a fine for Coal Rolling, a practice that is often undetectable at the time of vehicle inspection due to the ability of an operator to change functions and increase emissions after passing inspection.
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DESB156PassThis Act amends § 2532 of Title 29, in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Conversion Act, to ensure that the Attorney General has sufficient time to review a proposed not-for-profit healthcare conversion and, if appropriate, take action to protect the ch...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB403PassThis amendment removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots in municipal elections.
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB413PassBefore the filing of a lawsuit, automobile insurance companies are currently not required to disclose liability coverage information to an injured claimant or the attorney representing that claimant. However, once a lawsuit is filed, this information...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB462PassThis 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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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB332PassThis 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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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB368PassThis 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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2018-08-29
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
DESB169PassThis 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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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB189PassThe U.S. Department of Transportation has recently found Delaware to be non-compliant with enforcement of underground excavation violations. This jeopardizes federal funding for the Commissions pipeline safety program. Two principal reasons for this ...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB197PassThis 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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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB212PassThis Act increases the maximum tax credit available for owner occupied historic property by $10,000.
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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
DEHB298PassThis bill creates a special license plate for honorably discharged veterans of the United States military.
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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB374PassThis 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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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB340PassThis bill makes several updates and clarifications to the Interactive Fantasy Sports bill signed into law on July 26, 2017. The updates reflect the assignment of the regulation and tax administration to the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Divi...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB429PassCybersecurity 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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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB455PassThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB244PassThis bill provides technical changes and also creates the Committee on Employment and Social Services consolidating the work conducted by the Welfare Employment Committee and Social Service Advisory Council created by Executive Order Six-Eight signed...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB65PassConversion 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB91PassThis Act creates a requirement that lodging establishments with an appliance that emits carbon monoxide or an attached garage have working carbon monoxide detection devices in each dwelling or sleeping unit.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB303PassThis bill increases the annual assessment to each insurance company admitted or authorized to transact the business in Delaware from $750 to $900 for the costs of administration and operation of the Insurances Fraud Prevention Bureau.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHJR12PassThe 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB184PassThis 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB326PassThis 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB333PassIn 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassBirth 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB391PassThe Delaware National Guard is a crucial partner in the preparedness, planning and in conducting operations in the event of radiological incidents. This Acts modification to § 181 corrects an unintended flaw from a previous change to Title 20, affec...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB234PassCurrently, 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB113EnrollThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. This bill creates a table for the percentage of earned income credit for tax years 2018 and after. Currently, if spouses file a joint federal return but separate State r...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DEHB163EnrollCurrently 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DESB200EnrollThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB435PassThis 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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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB475PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB165EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Defeated By House. Votes: 19 YES 21 NO 1 ABSENT
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
DESB139PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
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
DESB207EnrollThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 3 NO 3 ABSENT
DEHB3PassThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHCR94EngrossThis concurrent resolution recommends that the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Board (GEAR) act upon recommendations made by the School District Consolidation Task Force regarding formal committees tasked with finding savings in the c...
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
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