Delaware Senator Elizabeth Lockman [D]

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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
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
DEHB375PassThis Act establishes the Racial Equity Consortium (Consortium) for the purposes of studying and making recommendations to address the disparities and inequities faced by persons of color in this State.
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2022-08-30
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
DESB195PassThe societal implications of technological developments are pervasive, and the reach and influence of digital media platforms continue to expand. Media literacy skills are necessary for citizens to safely, responsibly, and critically consume and use ...
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2022-08-29
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
DESB289PassThis Act expands the scope of the sexual extortion law to include: a) compelling or inducing another person to produce a visual depiction of the person or another who is nude or who is engaging in sexual conduct, and b) threatening to reproduce, dist...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB290PassThis Act expands Erin's Law to require training and education on issues related to inappropriate relationships between adults and children, such as grooming.
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB291PassThis Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate ...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB307PassThis bill reflects the reality that grooming children for the purpose of committing crimes of sexual violence against them is often preceded by conduct that perpetrators know will make the child particularly susceptible to abuse. The bill requires pr...
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2022-08-19
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
DEHB428PassAll too often, persons who produce or transmit images of partially nude children cannot be prosecuted under our current statutes because our current statutes only criminalize images of a child engaging in a sexual act or if the child is nude. This bi...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB205PassThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2022-08-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB315PassThis bill provides unit funding for full time employees who shall be hired to provide permanent substitute teaching support in Delaware schools. The bill also provides professional development requirements for those hired into these positions and cre...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB257PassThis Act is an interstate compact called the Multistate Professional Counselor Licensure Compact, and it facilitates the interstate practice of licensed professional counseling. The Counseling Compact allows a counselor who is licensed in their home ...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB272PassBy this Act, Delaware would join the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (the Compact). The Compact is an interstate compact, or a formal agreement among states, to facilitate the interstate practice of audiology and speech lan...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB441PassThis Act provides an alternative means for an educator to demonstrate competency and achieve a standard certificate beyond simply passing a content exam, such as the Praxis II. For those who are within 2 standard errors of measurement of the passing ...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB300PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware middle schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2023, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 6-8 for a full-time school counselor, scho...
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassA 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB422PassThis Act amends Section 3-304 of the City of Wilmingtons Charter to allow the City of Wilmington to determine whether, and to what extent, its employees are required to be City residents. This Act does not affect residency requirements for City Counc...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB345PassThis Act ensures pregnant women and women who have given birth within the past six weeks who are subject to the custody of the Department of Corrections at Level IV or V have access to midwifery and doula services by requiring the Department to make ...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB344PassThis substitute bill places responsibility for development of bias and cultural competency training for healthcare employees in a subcommittee of the Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The subcommittee will develop training guidelines designed...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB343PassThis Act requires that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to present a plan to the General Assembly by November 1, 2022 for coverage of doula services by Medicaid providers.
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB340PassImproving the quality of maternal health care and ensuring full access to it improves health outcomes and reduces preventable pregnancy-related deaths. The United States has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality among high-income countries a...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB342PassDelaware law already prohibits the use of restraints on women who are giving birth or in labor except in limited circumstances. This Act expands that protection to include women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and those in the 13-week i...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DESCR128Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution provides notice of a hearing on, and the alleged reasonable cause for, the removal, under § 13 of Article III of the Delaware Constitution, of Kathleen K. McGuiness, Auditor of Accounts, following the July 1, 2022 jury ver...
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2022-07-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 7 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB320PassThis bill establishes voting by mail under the General Assemblys broad powers under § 1, Article V of the Delaware Constitution to prescribe the means, methods and instruments of voting.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB188PassThis Act increases the $2,000 pension exclusion otherwise available for military pensioners under age 60 to $12,500, providing an incentive for military retirees under age 60 to locate in Delaware.
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2022-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB101Engross
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 101. Like Senate Bill No. 101, this Substitute creates a right to counsel for tenants in evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. Approximately 18,000 eviction cases are filed each year in the State of...
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2022-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 16 YES 23 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB299Enroll
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This Act prohibits the seller of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payment, except in limited circumstances. Sales covered by this Act are those made at a retail store through an in-person transaction. The Act does not apply to ...
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2022-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB26Enroll
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This 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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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB11Enroll
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This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that will modernize the bail provisions within the Delaware Constitution and clarify the power of the General Assembly to define either certain offenses for which, or circumstances under which, ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 11 NO 2 NOT VOTING
DEHB244Enroll
75%
Recognizing 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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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NO
DEHB145PassThis Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is define...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB395Enroll
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This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution that would require legislators to remain domiciled in the districts they represent for the entirety of their term of office. Subsection (b) of this Act does not apply to sitting l...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB270Enroll
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This 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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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 33 YES 7 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB418Enroll
75%
This Act amends §137, Title 17 of the Delaware Code to allow for right of way acquisitions to commence upon the approval of final right of way plans on a parcel by parcel basis. This will improve project delivery by allowing acquisitions on finalize...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB423PassFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB292Enroll
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An opioid antagonist is a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency reversal of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, naloxone is the only FDA-approved opioid antagonist, however, the FDA is ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB312Enroll
75%
This 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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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB450PassThe Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception is that the Act does no...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB451PassThis bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
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