Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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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
DESB149EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB189EnrollThe 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB403EnrollThis amendment removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots in municipal elections.
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB193EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
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
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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB413EnrollBefore 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB212EnrollThis Act increases the maximum tax credit available for owner occupied historic property by $10,000.
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB429EnrollCybersecurity 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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
DEHB451EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 8 NO
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
DEHB298EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for honorably discharged veterans of the United States military.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 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
DESB156EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
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
DESB169EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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
DEHB455EnrollThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB244EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 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
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
DEHB340EnrollThis 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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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2018-06-28
Amendment HA 2 to HB 416 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB104EnrollThe 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB433PassThis 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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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB462EnrollThis 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR79EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, to promulgate regulations that permit coaches to coach student athletes out of season, with restrictions ...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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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2018-06-27
Defeated By House. Votes: 21 YES 15 NO 5 NOT VOTING
DEHB310PassThe 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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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
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