Delaware Representative Franklin Cooke [D]

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DEHB124PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more t...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act modifies the impact of criminal history for applicants for licensure to the Board of Electrical Examiners (Board). Specifically, this Act:
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassUnder current law, the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana remains a crime for those under the age of 21 despite being a civil violation for adults. This Act makes the possession, use, or consumption of a personal ...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB152IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 151, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB151IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB185IntroThis Act clarifies the rules for driving on Delaware roadways. It mandates the general rule that drivers operate vehicles in the right-most lane subject to some exceptions. It also mandates that, on the limited access portions of Route 1 only (curren...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB130PassThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be limited from providing single-use plastic bags fo...
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2019-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESB44PassThis Act makes the possession or consumption of alcohol by an individual under 21 years of age a civil offense. This Act also prohibits including information concerning a civil violation of the underage possession or consumption law on an individuals...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB163PassIndividuals who volunteer their services through stand-alone EMS companies have been a valuable part of public safety to the citizens of the State of Delaware. To try to bolster the ranks of these volunteers, this bill exempts anyone applying for mem...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB246PassThis bill adds the intentional touching of another person with semen to the definition of sexual contact. By doing so, the act of a person intentionally touching another person with semen without consent becomes the crime of unlawful sexual contact t...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB148PassThis Act creates the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity ("Consortium"), which replaces the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission ("WEIC"). The Consortium has multiple purposes. First, it will recommend policies and pr...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB142PassThis Act adds one more member, a licensed health care professional knowledgeable in the screening and identification of domestic violence cases appointed by the Council, to the Fatal Incident Review Team of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council....
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB101PassThe opioid epidemic spreading through Delaware has reached critical levels, with 210 fentanyl-related deaths in 2017. This legislation will update the schedule for Fentanyl analogues, consistent with language used by the Drug Enforcement Administrati...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB107PassThis bill changes the standard of proof necessary to issue a civil gun relinquishment order from the Justice of the Peace Court. The preponderance of the evidence standard is the standard traditionally used in civil matters and is, therefore, appropr...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB206PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue special registration plates to commemorate the Delaware State Education Association centennial. It also allows the Division to collect a 1-time administrative fee of $15 to be deposited into...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB97PassThis Act ratifies the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, 34 U.S.C. §40316 (formerly cited as 42 U.S.C. § 14616), a requirement that allows Delaware to join the Compact as a Party State. The Compact serves as the infrastructure by which ...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB197PassThis Act is a recommendation following the comprehensive analysis of the Family Court Adjudicated Drug Court Program conducted by Family Court, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, the Department of Justice, and the Offi...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DESB131EnrollThis Act authorizes the State and its counties and municipalities to install and use vehicle height monitoring systems ("vehicle height monitoring system") to assist in the enforcement of applicable State, county, or municipal law regarding...
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2019-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 2 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB38PassThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the elec...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB37PassIn our modern society, a criminal record can limit a persons opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence impo...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB77EnrollThis Act aims to make the burglary section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act consolidates the crime of home invasion with existing burglary statutes. Furthermore, this Act recognizes the sanctity of the home and the varied schedu...
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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB78EnrollThis Act aims to make the robbery section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act deletes the carjacking sections and embeds them within the existing robbery statutes to remove duplication from the code. Under this Act, robbery in the ...
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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB180EnrollThis Act creates the Professional Athlete Funding Act which authorizes and establishes regulations pertaining to player brand agreements. A player brand agreement is an agreement between a professional athlete and an investor whereby in exchange for ...
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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 6 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DEHB198PassThis bill would increase the maximum weekly benefit amount that would be payable to claimants seeking unemployment compensation benefits from the Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance from $330 a week to $400 a week. The funds necessary to pay ...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2019-06-30
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB106EngrossThis bill allows the Court to suspend an amount of the fine for uninsured driving if the defendant provides evidence that they have now secured insurance, demonstrating compliance with the law.
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB150EngrossThis Act requires the Department of Education (Department) to establish a uniform kindergarten registration process. The Department must establish a uniform kindergarten registration process by the 2021 through 2022 school year and the school distric...
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB221EnrollThe bill makes any "police officer" employed by the State and its political subdivisions not currently under the jurisdiction of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act subject to it. The purpose of this bill...
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR61EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution marks the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first known Africans in English North America at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. It addresses the history of American slavery which grew out of that event, ultimatel...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB114PassThis Bill raises the time periods for public access to individual vital records from 72 years to 80 years after the date of birth, and from 40 years to 50 years after the date of death or marriage.
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB170IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a 2-year period; accordingly, there is a 1-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance a...
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2019-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB126EngrossThis Act expands eligibility for Line-of-Duty disability benefits to paid firefighters who work for municipal fire departments and to fire service instructors and fire marshals who work for the State and for nonphysical disabilities.
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2019-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB5PassThe stacking of sentences can, and has, in some cases, result in severe prison sentences without permitting the sentencing judge any discretion as to the offenders individual circumstances or the facts of the case. In order to provide such judicial d...
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB212EngrossThis bill defines industrial landfill in conformity with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls Regulations Governing Solid Waste. This bill also establishes a height restriction, or vertical limit, for an industrial landfill ...
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2019-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 25 YES 14 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHB81PassThis Bill clarifies language allowing for the direct deposit of child support owed and collected by employers from individuals under a support order from the Family Court. In addition, this Bill requires employers who have 50 or more employees to sen...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB119EnrollThe bill expands the qualified agencies authorized to receive grants approved by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to include non-profit corporations, such as the Diamond State Sustainability Corporation (DSSC), approved by Public Service Com...
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2019-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB10IntroUnited 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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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB75IntroThis Act clarifies that the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) has exclusive jurisdiction over a juvenile's care, custody, and control for any juvenile until at least their 18th birthday. Further, this Act stipu...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB76IntroThis Bill 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. ...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB123EngrossIt is an unfortunate reality that many offenders have difficulty re-entering society. Without the ability to provide for themselves and their families through gainful employment, 67.8% of released prisoners are rearrested within three years of releas...
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2019-06-19
Tabled in Committee
DEHB105PassStep therapy protocols are a mechanism by which health insurance companies require patients to try one or more prescriptions drugs before coverage is provided for the actual drug prescribed by the patients health care provider. This Act creates a Ste...
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2019-06-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB113EnrollThis bill clarifies that Delaware law enforcement may enter into agreements to provide mutual assistance to other jurisdictions.
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2019-06-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHCR50EngrossThis joint resolution is designed to establish a task force to study and make findings concerning the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
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2019-06-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB160IntroThis Act makes it unlawful to cause yard waste to be swept, raked, blown, or otherwise placed in a roadway.
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2019-06-18
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESCR49EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2019 as Juneteenth 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 day with appropriate acti...
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2019-06-18
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB31PassThis bill defines Street Rods to correspond with the same age requirement as used for antique motor vehicles, and would remove a fender requirement. Historically Street Rods are open-wheeled vehicles.
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2019-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB45PassThis Act is the product of the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act Task Force (Task Force), established by HR No. 24 of the 149th General Assembly. This Act makes technical and substantive revisions to the Manufactured Home Owners and C...
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2019-06-13
Signed by Governor
DESCR20EngrossThis resolution honors USO Delaware for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2019-06-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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