Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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DEHB143IntroThis bill removes a performance assessment requirement for new educators that is limiting Delaware schools' ability to recruit new educators from other jurisdictions that do not have this requirement. Approximately 45% of teachers hired annually ...
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2017-04-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB140IntroThis 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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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB61IntroThis Act clarifies the authority of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee ("Committee") to hold over entities unless or until certain conditions are met or modifications are made. This Act also provides the authority for the ...
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2017-04-07
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB113IntroThis 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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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESCR18EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends and congratulates the Secretary of Education Scholars for 2017.
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2017-04-05
Introduced in Senate
DESB58IntroThis Act ensures victims of crime are afforded as much information as is available to assist them through the trial, sentencing, and post-conviction phases of a criminal case.
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2017-04-05
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB114IntroThe purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits h...
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2017-04-04
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB120IntroThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-03-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
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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2017-03-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESJR1PassThis Joint Resolution opposes the cost allocation of the Artificial Island Transmission Project as unfair and unduly burdensome to the ratepayers of Delaware and urges PJM to join with Delaware in contesting the cost allocation in the proceedings pen...
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2017-03-30
Introduced in Senate
DEHB85IntroThis bill eliminates the use of an enrollment preference for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill No. 90 of the 147...
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2017-03-28
To House Education Committee
DEHB98IntroThis Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met. In addition, this Ac...
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2017-03-28
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB91EngrossThis Act would enhance the ability of the prescription monitoring program to make informed determinations as to prescribers who may be making extraordinary prescriptions of opiates or other controlled substances, and to refer such cases to law enforc...
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2017-03-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB41EnrollIn an effort to reduce overdose deaths relating to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, this Act requires carriers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies and prohibits carriers from impos...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB39IntroThis Act is the result of the recommendation made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee in its review of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline ("the Board") that the Division of Professional Regulation amend applic...
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2017-03-22
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHJR4IntroThis resolution requires a Delaware Certificate of Multi-literacy be established. The criteria for such certificate is to be developed by the Department of Education no later than August 30, 2017.
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHCR15EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2017 Delaware State Teacher of the Year, Wendy Turner, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.
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2017-03-21
Introduced in House
DESB27EngrossTo establish more transparency in government, and to strengthen citizens' faith in the election and redistricting processes that serve as the foundation of democracy in Delaware, this bill establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission for t...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB75IntroThis Act requires that all public bodies that are subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") respond to requests for information from persons who are not residents of Delaware. In doing so, this Act does not chan...
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2017-03-15
To House Administration Committee
DEHB67IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2017-03-09
To House Education Committee
DEHCR8IntroThis House Concurrent Resolution urges the President and Congress to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act.
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2017-01-26
To House Administration Committee
DEHB55IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendan...
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2017-01-25
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB51EnrollIn 2016, the Legislature provided a reimbursement for teachers employed in Delaware who had to pay the 1-time licensure fee. By using "teacher", we inadvertently excluded specialists including school media specialists, school counselors, sc...
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2017-01-24
To House Education Committee
DESB17EnrollThis bill provides for research or transplantation of organs and other anatomical gifts as authorized under federal law among donors who have tested positive for exposure to HIV and intended recipients who have also tested positive for exposure to HI...
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2017-01-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB16PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2017 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to 1) authorize the expenditure of prior year Community Redevelopment Funds for public safety purposes in the City of Wilmington; 2) clarify the applicability of prevailing wage p...
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2017-01-18
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHB38IntroThis bill places the same requirements for the issuance of non-potable well permits within existing areas where a water utility has been granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as those that currently apply to the issuance of a pota...
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2017-01-17
To House Administration Committee
DESB15IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2018 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2017-01-12
To Senate Capital Improvement Committee
DEHB34EngrossThis bill expands the list of persons eligible to participate in the Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship Program to include employees of non-public libraries in Delaware that join the Delaware Library C...
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2017-01-12
To House Education Committee
DEHJR2PassThis joint resolution rejects the report of the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety.
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2017-01-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHJR3PassThis Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education to present its plan for compliance with the new federal education law - Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA at a meeting of the education committees of both chambers of the General Assembly pr...
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2017-01-11
To House Education Committee
DEHB12IntroThis bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fo...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB13EngrossThis bill provides Statewide consistency in the law that protects the public from dangerous dogs and clarifies that dogs may not be held potentially dangerous or dangerous for animal control enforcement or for purposes of criminal liability based sol...
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2016-12-15
[Hearing: Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB17IntroThis bill increases the minimum age of required school attendance from 16 to the age of 17. The minimum age for truancy has also been increased accordingly.
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2016-12-15
To House Education Committee
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