Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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DEHB276VetoAt least 36 states allow for the medical use of marijuana. However, federal firearm laws have not kept pace and currently prohibit an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from possessing or purchasing a firear...
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2022-10-27
Vetoed by Governor
DEHB19PassThis bill defines and regulates electric bicycles. Section 1 adds electric bicycles to the definitions contained in Title 21. Section 2 includes electric bicycle operators and passengers as vulnerable users when on a highway, crosswalk, road shoulder...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB390PassThis Act designates the Dryptosauridae as the official dinosaur of this State. Dryptosauridae bones have been found in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. The only other dinosaur bones that have been found in Delaware are those of a hadrosaurid, mos...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB401PassThis Act amends Title 21 to specify the requirements for an applicant to obtain or renew a motor vehicle dealer license and aligns the requirements with other state licensing requirements. The current law only requires the applicant to show they have...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB427PassHouse Bill 373, passed by the 151st General Assembly, clarified that persons 14 and 15 years of age can be employed in such places where alcoholic beverages are served, but cannot be involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Currently, ...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB316PassThis Act caps the amount that an individual, group, or State employee plan may charge for diabetes equipment and supplies, other than insulin, at $35 per month. This cap does not apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB377PassThis Act requires the Department of Education to conduct an annual workforce study of early childhood professionals to support the development of a plan and implementation of a system of supports to grow and deepen the early childhood workforce. The ...
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2022-10-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB206PassThis bill requires criminal background checks for any current or prospective employee, contractor, and volunteer of the Division of Health and Social Services (DHSS) who visits children in their homes and in the community and has regular, direct acce...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB144PassThis Act modernizes the hate crime statute and consolidates related offenses together with the hate crime statute in the Criminal Code.
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act establishes certification and continuing education requirements for central service technicians working in hospitals and freestanding surgical centers. Central service technicians are an important part of the healthcare team responsible for ...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB302PassHouse Bill No. 302 clarifies that the creation or possession of an altered or fake vaccination document is forgery in the second degree. This crime includes electronic vaccination documents because the existing definition of "written instrument&...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB329PassThis bill updates the State Bureau of Identifications definition of criminal justice agency in two ways. First, by adding the Division of Management Support Services in the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families to reflect th...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB334PassThis bill permits health-care providers who are licensed in a state other than Delaware to deliver health-care services by telehealth and telemedicine only if a health-care provider-patient relationship has been established in accordance with § 6003...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB368PassThis Act deletes from the Delaware Code a derogatory and highly offensive term for Italian-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-American immigrants.
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB13PassThis Act creates a Ban the Box policy for postsecondary institutions in the state. Ban the Box or Beyond the Box policies refer to the removal of questions about ones criminal conviction history on a college or job application. Research shows that qu...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB408PassThis Act would add designation that the holder is a veteran to the Delaware Driver License or Identification Card upon request. Adding designation that the holder is a veteran to a Driver License or Identification Card would eliminate the need for a ...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB308PassThis bill brings Delaware into conformity with national standards on fire safety dampers and smoke dampers. It requires all buildings of public accommodation and shared residential buildings to conform to standards that will ensure life-saving alarms...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB425PassThis bill makes needed changes to the Lyme Disease Oversight Board by adding 2 members including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a licensed veterinarian or entomology specialist.
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB61PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB209PassIn 2016, Title 2, Chapter 19 was enacted to address the growing use of ride share applications also known as a Transportation Network Companies (TNC), which transport passengers for compensation. In 2016, the General Assembly acknowledged the importa...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB212PassThis Act clarifies that of the 6 members of the Delaware Native Species Commission (Commission) that represent stakeholder commercial interests, such as land development, farming, and business, no more than 2 members can represent the same commercial...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB330PassThis Act renames the Claymont Regional Transportation at First State Crossing in Claymont, Delaware as the "Harris B. McDowell, III Transportation Center" after Senator Harris B. McDowell, III, the longest serving member of the Delaware Gen...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB394PassThis Act provides that the Department of Correction must provide a copy of all policies relating to the accrual and forfeiture of good time to inmates, as well as a quarterly written accounting of good time credit earned and/or forfeited. The require...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7PassThe Joint Resolution directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Division of Public Health (DPH) to conduct After Action Reviews to assess the States pandemic response. DEMA and DPH are also maintaining the ability to increase personn...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB312PassThis Substitute Act requires all new and renewing rental agreements for a lot in a manufactured home community to contain the following:
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB453PassThis Act makes necessary updates to Delaware Code provisions codifying procedures related to the General Assembly to bring these provisions into compliance with current practice and to make technical corrections to conform existing law to the standar...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassAcquiring a drivers license is an important part of young adults in foster care achieving normalcy and eventual independence. Yet, youth in long term foster care face numerous unique barriers in this endeavor. Not only are there logistical challenges...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DESB286PassThis Act shall be known as the New Castle County Neighborhood Improvement District Act. The Act assembles New Castle County resources under one roof to focus comprehensively on persistent, and in some cases legacy, neighborhood problems, thereby prom...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DESB322PassThis bill ensures equal access to diaper changing tables in restrooms in public buildings regardless of the gender for which the restroom is designed.
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DESB208PassSenate Bill No. 208 clarifies that an employer is liable to an employee for liquidated damages if the employer does not make wages available on the next payday after an employee quits, resigns, is discharged, suspended, or laid off.
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassLike Senate Bill No. 35, this Act defines specific violations of wage payment and collection laws under Chapter 11 of Title 19 as wage theft, providing specific penalties for these violations, and creates a new criminal offense of wage theft, with a ...
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DESB315PassThis Act makes substantial changes to clarify and modernize § 2347 of the Workers Compensation Act, Chapter 23 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, as follows:
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB244PassRecognizing the negative impact of criminal justice imposed financial obligations on defendants has led to reforms across the country to reduce the financial burdens that disproportionally impact the poor. This type of debt and the collateral consequ...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB270PassThis Act establishes an evaluation and assessment system created by the Department of Education to determine whether a school facility is in good repair to assure that school facilities are clean, safe, and functional for staff and students. This Act...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB301PassThe purpose of this chapter is to provide incentives for resident Delaware taxpayers to donate organs and bone marrow for transplantation and for Delaware employers to grant paid time off to employees who donate organs and bone marrow for transplanta...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB255PassWhen a youth who is experiencing foster care and living in an out-of-home placement has a need for inpatient psychiatric treatment, there can be a delay in gaining voluntary admission to a facility due to the Division of Family Services needing to ob...
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2022-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB404PassThe Delaware Fair Chance Licensing Act provides that it is the policy of this State to allow entry to professions and occupations with licensing requirements for individuals with a criminal history to the maximum extent consistent with public safety....
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2022-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB328PassThis Act renames the Blackbird State Forests Meadows Tract the Ennis Tract in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis.
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2022-09-20
Signed by Governor
DESB295PassThis Act clarifies that the Attorney Generals right of access under Title 29, Section 2508(b) to the books, papers, records, and other documents of the State does not apply for purposes of discovery in any civil litigation brought by or on the relati...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB430PassThis Act creates a statewide Grow Your Own Educator Program to improve recruitment, retention, and diversity of educators in Delaware public schools. The Program establishes a competitive grant process to be administered by the Department of Educatio...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB211PassThis Act prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that an applicant for employment disclose the applicants age, date of birth, or dates of attendance or graduation from an educational institution in an initial application for employment, unle...
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB278PassThis substitute bill makes a technical correction to the bill.
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB283PassThe Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and the Board of Nursing are responsible for establishing continuing education requirements for medical professionals licensed by these Boards. This Act adds a requirement that practitioners licensed by t...
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB277PassThis Act increases opportunities for federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and government-operated dental clinics to serve the indigent and other underserved communities with dental care and improves flexibility with updated provisional licensing...
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2022-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB447PassThis Act implements some of the recommendations of the African American Task Force's Safety and Justice Subcommittee. Specifically, it requires that cases or charges that are more than 7 years old be treated as resolved in favor of a child or adu...
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2022-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR6PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2022, as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, busines...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB304PassThis Act recognizes advancements in the science of reading and literacy instruction by requiring that all public school students in kindergarten through grade 3 participate in a universal reading screening 3 times each year to identify potential read...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassLike Senate Bill No. 4, Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 4 requires the Department of Education (Department) to maintain and publish a list of evidence-based, reading instruction curricula for grades kindergarten through 3. Each curriculum...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB263PassThis Act establishes a cultural resources professional scholarship for the purpose of enabling and encouraging academically talented Delawareans to pursue careers as cultural resource professionals. The scholarship is also available to persons alread...
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2022-08-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB277PassThis Act codifies the principle set forth in Doe v. Bicking, 2020 Del. Super. LEXIS 43, *32, 2020 WL 374677 (Del. Super. Jan. 22, 2020) that recognizes that in cases of childhood sexual abuse by an employee of a school, organization, or business that...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
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