Delaware Senator David Sokola [D]

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DESB49IntroThis act clarifies that the University of Delaware, like other institutes of higher learning including Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College, must comply with the terms of the Prevailing Wage Law for projects secured ...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB20IntroThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its ...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB48IntroThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESCR3EngrossThis resolution honors Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris for her service and dedication to the United States of America and the inspiration she provides to women and people of color, and offers appreciation and support for her historic Vice Presi...
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB75IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
DESCR4EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2021, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR5EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB80IntroThis bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB81IntroThis Act allows 2 or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers.
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2021-01-21
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB44IntroThis Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission ("Commission") to review all deaths related to a drug overdose, regardless of the type of drug implicated in the overdose death. This change will allow the Commission to obtain an...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHCR4EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the Secretary of the Department of Transportation provide a report within 30 days of final passage of this Concurrent Resolution to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representati...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB76IntroThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.
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2021-01-19
To House Administration Committee
DESR6EngrossThis Resolution condemns the violence at and assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021; commits the Senate to peaceful, thoughtful, and respectful discourse in the conduct of public business; and expresses gratitude to the members of th...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB44IntroThis Act reflects the National Association of Insurance Commissioners revisions to the Model Credit for Reinsurance Act. The revisions make the law consistent with provisions of covered agreements with the European Union and United Kingdom with respe...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB41IntroSection 1 of this Act clarifies that the reinstatement obligations of insurers under Section 3903(d) apply in instances of both nonrenewals and cancellations of policies due to nonpayment of premiums. Sections 2 through 4 of this Act revise the metho...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DESCR1EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of announcing the vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-14
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHCR2EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution honors Delaware's first responders and essential workers who have continued performing duties that are vital to the health, safety, and well-being of all Delawareans as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR5EngrossThis resolution honors President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for his service and dedication to Delaware, and offers appreciation and support in his Presidency.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NO
DEHB200IntroMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB18IntroThis Act revises the requirements for the shape of a Complete Community Enterprise Districts (District) to maximize the use of transit, walking, and bicycling by residents and employees. Specifically, this Act does all of the following:
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 4 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB32IntroThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot.
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 4 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB64IntroThis Act creates the following new tax brackets: at $125,000, with a rate of 7.10%, at $250,000, with a rate of 7.85%, and at $500,000, with a rate of 8.6%.
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2021-01-13
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESR1EngrossThis Resolution establishes the roll of members of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR2EngrossThis Resolution enacts the Rules of the Senate for the 151st General Assembly until further action of the Senate.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DEHCR1EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution accepts and approves the January 8, 2021, actions of the President of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives, declares an emergency under § 5 of Article II and § 1 of Article XVII of the De...
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DESR4EngrossThis Resolution elects Ryan C. Dunphy to be the Secretary of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly and appoints Raymond Lewis to be the Assistant Secretary of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR5EngrossThis Resolution directs the Secretary of the Senate to notify the House of Representatives and the Governor that the Senate of the 151st General Assembly is organized.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB27IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that repeals the provisions regarding legislative districts that were found unconstitutional in the 1960s by the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Court for the D...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB26IntroThis Act requires that meetings of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical and Community College must be livestreamed using technology that permits the public to hear all participants co...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Education Committee
DESB24IntroThe intent of this Act is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the environment and to raise awareness of the need to properly dispose of balloons. To that end, this Act imposes a civil penalty for the violation of intentionally releasing 5 o...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Environmental & Energy Committee
DEHB61IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-01-07
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB62IntroThis Act is based on a Model Act to Prevent Excessive and Unconscionable Prices for Prescription Drugs developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy. It prohibits manufacturers from raising the price of prescription drugs outside of certa...
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2021-01-07
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB52IntroSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 16 of the Delaware Code (Subchapter III) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1791 (Bill Emerson Act). The Bill Emerson Act...
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2021-01-07
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB47IntroIn the 149th General Assembly House Bill No. 64 amended Title 29, Section 5120 to insure that mothers who are full time state employees may have up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave following the newborn(s) discharge from the hospital even if their FMLA ben...
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2021-01-07
To House Education Committee
DEHB50IntroRecognizing that a criminal charge can have lasting collateral consequences for a juvenile on employment and education opportunities, this bill raises the age in which a juveniles information, such as their name and mug shot, may be released by the s...
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2020-12-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB45IntroThis Act increases from 3 to 5 the number of establishments at which a brewery-pub that is licensed in Delaware may brew, bottle, and sell beer. It also increases from 3 to 5 the number of licenses a brewery-pub may have for the sale of off-premises ...
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2020-12-18
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB39IntroThis bill requires that inadvertent out-of-network services be included in individual and group health insurance policies as well as group and blank health insurance policies. This bill defines inadvertent out-of-network services are those services t...
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2020-12-18
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB36IntroThis act removes the October 5, 2021 sunset provision from this subsection.
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2020-12-18
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB23IntroThis Act increases by one the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic liquor an individual or entity may have an interest in, from two to three.
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2020-12-11
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB26IntroThis Act requires the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families ("DSCYF'') to have exclusive jurisdiction over all aspects of a childs care, custody and control when a child is convicted of a Superior Court offense. T...
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2020-12-11
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB19IntroThis 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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2020-12-04
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB15IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2020-12-04
To House Administration Committee
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