Delaware Representative Franklin Cooke [D]

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DEHB371VetoThis Act removes all penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under 21 years of age. Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and public consumption remain unclassified misdemeanors. The Act also removes ...
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2022-05-24
Vetoed by Governor
DEHB299Engross
50%
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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2022-05-19
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB317Intro
25%
This bill is the Cover All Delaware Children Act.
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2022-05-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 317 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB332Intro
25%
This Act decreases the Contractor Registration Fee for contractors who do not have a state contract and have 10 or less employees from $200 per year to $100 per year.
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2022-05-19
Amendment HA 2 to HB 332 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB375Intro
25%
This 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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2022-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 4 Favorable
DEHB422Engross
50%
This 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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2022-05-19
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB429Intro
25%
This Act adds a guaranteed asset protection waiver to the instruments that are exempt from insurance regulation.
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2022-05-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHCR85Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes the contributions of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority chapters in the State of Delaware and declares May 17, 2022, to be Delta Day at the Delaware Capital.
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2022-05-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB394Intro
25%
This 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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2022-05-17
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 7 Favorable
DEHB387Intro
25%
This Act is made to authorize Paramedics and other Emergency Medical Services Personnel to provide medical care to Police Dogs injured at the scene of an emergency. This Act also grants civil and criminal immunity to such Emergency Employees who prov...
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2022-05-17
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 8 Favorable
DEHB385Engross
50%
This Act allows any municipality with a population of 50,000 or more to establish by ordinance rules for the location of liquor stores that are more restrictive than state law, and requires the Alcohol Commissioner to refuse a license for any new est...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB193Engross
50%
This bill seeks to provide the State Fire Commission with the authority to hear and resolve disputes filed by members of the public or fire companies with respect to firefighting activities by individual firefighters and fire companies. The Commissio...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB206Intro
25%
This 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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2022-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB279Engross
50%
This 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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2022-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 6 Favorable
DEHR23Intro
25%
This resolution proclaims May 2022 as "Community Action Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2022-05-11
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB207Enroll
75%
This Act extends until 2026 the requirement that agriculture and intrastate construction vehicles be registered in accordance with the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating.
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2022-05-10
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB1PassThis Act, the Healthy Delaware Families Act, creates a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Delaware employees can access up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave through the State's paid leave trust fund for a qualif...
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2022-05-10
Signed by Governor
DESB269Intro
25%
This bill creates a special license plate for the Boy Scouts of America.
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2022-05-10
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB177Intro
25%
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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2022-05-05
Stricken in House
DEHB403Intro
25%
The Delaware Institute of Veterinary Medicine financially supports Delaware residents who attend veterinary medical schools out of state since Delaware does not have an in-state veterinary medical school. There is currently no requirement that the re...
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2022-05-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB324Engross
50%
House Bill 214 enacted by the 148th General Assembly (80 Del. Laws c. 287) expanded the offense of Assault in the Second Degree to include the intentional assault of ambulance operators, rescue squad members, and nurses injured while performing work-...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESCR94Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution endorses the Delaware Strategic Highway Safety Plan's overall objective of reducing fatalities and serious injuries by 15 percent between 2021 and 2025 to ultimately reach a goal of zero fatalities and serious in...
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2022-05-03
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB328PassThis Act makes several adjustments to the law prohibiting drag racing and other speed contests. Many individuals lawfully gather to share their enthusiasm for vehicles and may do so while abiding the rules of the road and without otherwise endangerin...
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2022-04-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB50Intro
25%
Recognizing 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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2022-04-14
Stricken in House
DESB190Enroll
75%
Since the creation of the Delaware Heritage Greenway Council in 1992 which then became the Delaware Council on Greenways and Trails, creation and maintenance of greenways and trails have become an important part of the mission of the Department of Na...
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2022-04-14
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB316Enroll
75%
This bill does all of the following relating to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. First, it adds the Chief Magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Court to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Second, it removes the limitations on the...
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2022-04-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB373PassCurrently, there is ambiguity whether a person who is 14 or 15 years of age can be employed by restaurants, hotels, or dining facilities that serve alcoholic liquors. This bill removes that ambiguity and makes it clear that persons 14 and 15 years of...
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2022-04-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB360PassThe Act, which shall be known as the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program, creates a relief rebate which is a one-time direct payment of $300 per Delaware resident taxpayer. This relief is intended to help Delawareans grappling with significant inflat...
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2022-04-14
Signed by Governor
DESCR92Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 24-30, 2022, as "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in the State Of Delaware. Please visit the following websites for more information on Crime Victims' Rights Week and the resources available to...
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2022-04-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR73Engross
50%
This resolution recognizes the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge occurring May 14 at William Penn High School, an event that raises funds for an organization providing services and support to Delawareans with disabilities and senior citizens and t...
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2022-04-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB154PassThis Act repeals the outdated requirement for the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families (DSCYF) to seek approval before mixing youth who have been adjudicated delinquent with youth who do not have a delinquency history in th...
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2022-04-13
Signed by Governor
DESB230PassThis Act removes the exemption in § 543(d)(4) of Title 4 (reduced distance requirements based on population growth) to the prohibition against granting a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor if there is an existing licensed establishment of simi...
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2022-04-13
Signed by Governor
DESB126PassThis Act prescribes specific fines for violating § 4134 of Title 21. Previously, a violation of § 4134 would have been subject to the penalties outlined in § 4205 of Title 21. The amount of the penalties in § 4205 are as follows: for a first offe...
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2022-04-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB365Enroll
75%
This bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-04-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB308PassA disability pension for Delaware State Police officer and County and Municipal police officers and firefighters is only for those first responders who suffer injuries on the job such as being shot or assaulted while effecting an arrest or getting bu...
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2022-04-07
Signed by Governor
DESCR78Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution honors the Meals on Wheels program for providing invaluable and irreplaceable service to our aging population. Additionally, the Modern Maturity Center in Kent County is the program's backbone, delivering nutriti...
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2022-04-07
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB329Engross
50%
This 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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2022-04-06
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESCR74Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution encourages Delaware sports organizations to utilize services offered by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. This Concurrent Resolution describes the authority of SafeSport and its initiatives to protect athletes in every sport.
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2022-03-17
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB275Intro
25%
This bill increases the penalties for a second offense of a firearm owners failure to report the loss of theft of a firearm pursuant to the statute from just a civil penalty to a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,300 and ...
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2022-03-16
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHCR53Engross
50%
This Resolution expresses the General Assembly's strong support for Ukraine in its war against the invasion by the Russian Federation (Russia) and for the severe economic sanctions imposed on Russia by President Biden's administration. This R...
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2022-03-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB289PassThis bill allows liquor stores, farm wineries, brewery-pubs, microbreweries, craft distilleries, and wine auctions to provide curbside service for the sale of alcohol, but makes clear that all sales must comply with all of the regulatory provisions o...
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2022-02-07
Signed by Governor
DESCR64Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 9, 2022, as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in Delaware.
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2022-01-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB201Intro
25%
This bill amends the Delaware Public Employment Relations Act in two ways. First, it expands the jurisdictional application of the Act to employers with less than 100 employees and as few as 10. Second, it requires the Board either to issue written d...
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2021-12-16
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB38PassIn 2019, the 150th General Assembly enacted Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 37, which reformed the adult expungement process in this State. After a year of implementing this new expungement process, Senate Bill No. 38 was introduced to ma...
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB115PassUnited States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until the mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to poor decis...
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DESB111PassThis Act creates an automatic expungement process for adult and juvenile charges that are eligible for mandatory expungement because under the petition-based system, only a small fraction of people eligible for expungement ever obtain this important ...
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DESB112PassThis Act expands eligibility for mandatory expungement of adult and juvenile cases by doing all of the following:
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassConfessions are powerful evidence of guilt. Therefore, this Act adopts the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act to promote truth-finding, promote efficiency, and protect constitutional values.
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB243PassThis bill prohibits law-enforcement agencies from releasing or publishing or causing to be released or published the name of any juvenile or any image depicting a juvenile, including displaying such image on any publicly maintained social media page ...
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2021-11-08
Signed by Governor
DEHCR42Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution requests an advisory opinion of the Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court regarding the proper construction of § 13 of Article III of the Delaware Constitution. This Resolution also tasks the Judiciary Committee of the Ho...
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2021-11-01
Passed By House. Votes: 25 YES 8 NO 6 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
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