Delaware Representative Franklin Cooke [D]

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DEHB86Enroll
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This Act establishes a right to counsel for indigent parents in DSCYF custody proceedings. Parent representation will primarily be provided by a legal services entity contracted with the Family Court, but may also be provided by the Office of Defense...
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2024-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB215Enroll
75%
This Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services to inspect long-term care facilities on an annual basis.
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2024-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB349PassThis bill codifies that the Superior Court Veterans Treatment Court is a qualified rehabilitation program under § 4177D of Title 21 of the Delaware Code for persons seeking to have their driver's licenses reinstated after a DUI. This Act makes t...
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2024-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB340Enroll
75%
This Act authorizes the creation of Family Justice Centers within Delaware to provide victims of crime with a single source to obtain resources and support services.
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2024-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB329Enroll
75%
This Act addresses the growing concern over the safety of emergency responders. It increases the penalties for persons who violate this section, which requires drivers to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle making use of audible or visual ...
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2024-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB246Enroll
75%
For over 30 years, the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has invested in home repair programs that make necessary repairs to improve the health and safety conditions in the homes of Delawareans.
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2024-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESJR4Enroll
75%
This Joint Resolution directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to opt into the FMCSAs federal exemption that allows for first time CDL applicants seeking a school bus only endorsement on their drivers license. An applicants school bus only endorsement ...
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2024-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB284Enroll
75%
This Act discharges balances owed by individuals ordered to pay a probation supervision fee under § 6504(14) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code or a Public Defender fee under § 4607 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code. The probation supervision fee and ...
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2024-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB282Enroll
75%
This Act repeals the Senior Trust Fund Fee, the Interstate Compact Fee, and the Substance Abuse, Rehabilitation, Treatment, Education and Prevention Fund Fee imposed on criminal defendants. The elimination of these fees was recommended by the Crimina...
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2024-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB283Enroll
75%
This Act repeals the DELJIS Fund fee imposed on criminal defendants. The elimination of this fee was recommended by the Criminal Legal System Imposed Debt Study Group created by House Bill 244, as amended by House Amendment No 2, of the 151st General...
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2024-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB475PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2025 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2024-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB282VetoThis Act adds procedural requirements to meetings of the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), revises the membership of the SEBC, and requires that the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources inform State employees and retired State emplo...
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2024-06-27
Enacted into Law
DESB298Enroll
75%
This Act amends the Charter of the Town of Newport in the following ways:
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2024-06-27
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB280Enroll
75%
This Act makes several changes to the civil asset forfeiture proceedings of this state.
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2024-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR146Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution supports the Redding Commission for Educational Equitys recommendations to move immediately to support Christina School Districts City of Wilmington students and to plan for the eventual withdrawal of the Christina School D...
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2024-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB247Enroll
75%
There were 139 traffic fatalities in Delaware in 2021, the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2006. Senate Concurrent Resolution 94 of the 151st Delaware General Assembly set a goal of no more than 100 traffic fatalities per year and tasked s...
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2024-06-26
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB281PassThis Act repeals the option of providing health care insurance to state pensioners under Medicare part C, known as a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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2024-06-26
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DEHB287Enroll
75%
This act requires that an owner be reimbursed up to $1,500 annually for veterinary care expenses paid by the owner for the care of a law-enforcement canine retired from a police department of a political subdivision of the State of Delaware.
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2024-06-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB293Enroll
75%
Federal and Delaware law protect the right to vote and the rights of individuals with disabilities to have equal access to voting places and public facilities. Nonetheless, recent information suggests that a substantial number of polling places in De...
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2024-06-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB212Enroll
75%
Like Senate Bill No. 212, Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 212 codifies the Bureau of Health Equity (BHE) in the Division of Public Health, which includes the Office of Minority Health and the Office of Womens Health. The purpose of the BH...
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2024-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB352Enroll
75%
This Act gives county code enforcement constables the authority to tow abandoned vehicles on private property.
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2024-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
DEHB405Enroll
75%
This Act removes the requirement that a juvenile can only be referred to the the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program a second or subsequent time if the juveniles prior referral was for a different offense than the second referral, allowing a juv...
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2024-06-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB248Intro
25%
This House Substitute bill clarifies it is only for new or substantially modified permits and specifies it is only for the following permits: (1) Clean Air permit; (2) Coastal Zone Act permit; (3) Solid waste permit; (4) National Pollutant Discharge ...
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2024-06-20
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB284Enroll
75%
This is a clean-up bill that moves certain workers compensation-related provisions in Chapter 25 of Title 18 to Chapter 26 of Title 18, the latter of which shall exclusively govern workers compensation filings. The bill also makes technical correctio...
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2024-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB209PassThis act adds adult sibling of a decedent to the definition of next of kin in Chapter 47 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Division of Forensic Science. This expansion of the definition of next of kin will, for example, allow the Medic...
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2024-06-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB277Enroll
75%
This Act designates the Court of Common Pleas as the court with original jurisdiction of offenses under section 4172 of Title 21.
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2024-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB302Enroll
75%
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer in men. It is estimated that about 1 in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. According to ZERO Prostate Cancer, Black men face serious health ca...
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2024-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB313Enroll
75%
This Act ensures that all female inmates in DDOC custody, at level IV or V, receive annual or biennial screening mammograms as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
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2024-06-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR130Engross
50%
This Resolution proclaims June 19, 2024, as "Juneteenth National Independence Day" in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans, and to celebrate this da...
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2024-06-18
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB127Enroll
75%
This Act provides each county with the ability to impose, by duly enacted ordinance, a fire protection fee (fee). A county that enacts this fee must do all of the following:
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2024-06-11
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB281Enroll
75%
This Act is a result of the work of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Task Force (Task Force). The 152nd Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 establishing the Task Force to study and make findings an...
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2024-06-11
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB337PassThis Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the LP Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amend...
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2024-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the GP Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments to...
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2024-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB336PassThis Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the LLC Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments to ...
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2024-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB338PassThis Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Statutory Trust Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of proposed amendments to th...
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2024-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB365Intro
25%
This Act is enabling legislation that establishes the framework and requirements for a competitive mobile sports wagering market in Delaware under the authority of the Lottery Director. Sports wagering is now legal in 38 states, and 29 states have le...
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2024-05-23
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR138Engross
50%
This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes the month of May as Stroke Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.
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2024-05-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR165Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims the month of May 2024 as "Community Action Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2024-05-16
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB351Engross
50%
This Act creates a new chapter in Title 21 pertaining to the towing of vehicles without the consent of the owner or operator. It makes violations of the chapter an unlawful practice enforceable by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Jus...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee
DEHCR130Engross
50%
This Concurrent resolution recognizes the Success of the Downtown Development District (DDD) Program on the tenth anniversary of its establishment.
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2024-05-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR116Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 24, 2024, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated or AKA Day at the Capitol in Delaware.
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2024-04-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR117Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 21-27, 2024, as "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in the State of Delaware. The following websites provide more information on Crime Victims' Rights Week and the resources available to victims ...
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2024-04-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR144Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 2024 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2024-04-16
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB164Engross
50%
This Act allows for correctional officers employed with the Department of Correction to make a written request that their personal information not be published and remain confidential. The Act takes effect 180 days following its enactment.
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2024-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
DESCR132Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims April 2024 as "Second Chance Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2024-03-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR110Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution supports Congressional efforts to proclaim the fourth Thursday in March a National Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day.
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2024-03-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR140Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution seeks to preserve the history of the famed World War II Black aviation units making up the Tuskegee Airmen. It also honors the Airmen as a group and names 13 Delawareans who have been identified thus far as having be...
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2024-03-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR94Engross
50%
This Resolution recognizes the pertinent work of social workers throughout Delaware and the entire country, encourages the creation and expansion of Social Work programs, and recognizes March 2024 as Social Work Month in the State of Delaware.
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2024-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR103Engross
50%
This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes the month of April 2024 as National Fair Housing Month in the State of Delaware.
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2024-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR135Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims Monday, October 28, 2024, as National First Responders Day in the State of Delaware.
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2024-03-26
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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