Delaware Senator Gerald Hocker [R]

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DEHB269PassUnder the current language of Section 2.301, it is unclear what constitutes a "term" when computing term limits and determining a potential candidate's eligibility when they have previously filled a vacancy on the Council. By adding the...
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2020-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB331PassThis bill deletes an unnecessary restriction relating to amending the Sussex County budget. No similar provision is applicable to the Kent or New Castle County budget process.
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2020-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB214PassThis Act supports veterinarians in their effort to protect people from rabies and to ensure the welfare of animals.
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB223PassThis Act brings Delaware into compliance with the federal No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act by creating a lifetime disqualification for a commercial diver license if the individual engages in human trafficking while using a motor vehicle.
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESR44EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.
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2020-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR32EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate.
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2020-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB361IntroTime is money. The time and delay associated with the review of land use projects is often a factor in determining whether a potential employer will come to Delaware. This Act, the Bring New Jobs to Delaware Act, is intended to provide an expedited r...
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2020-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB194EnrollThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB169EnrollThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB191EnrollSince the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, with Delaware ratifying it in 1901, at least 15 states have added a provision to their state constitution that prohibits the denial or abridgement of equal rights...
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2020-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB216IntroIn almost every mass murder that has occurred in the United States over the past 2 decades, subsequent investigations have revealed that the perpetrator had displayed what have become known as red flag indicators which, if known, identified, and repo...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB222IntroIn 2018, the General Assembly enacted House Bill No. 204 of the 149th General Assembly, Chapter 200, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware, ("HB 204"), with "the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary condi...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHCR83IntroThis Resolution proclaims June 25th, 2020 as Korean War Remembrance Day.
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2020-05-29
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHCR85EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution accepts and approves the May 14, 2020, actions of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate (President Pro Tempore) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker), declares an emergency under § 5, Article II and ...
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2020-05-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DEHB302IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide Gun Shop Project, reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. Thi...
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2020-03-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB315IntroThis Act creates a tax credit applicable to personal income taxes in an amount equal to incurred motor vehicle document fees for certain lower income, working poor, individuals. This tax credit is designed to assist the working poor in obtaining a ne...
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2020-03-12
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB309IntroThe constitutional requirement to create new legislative districts following the U.S. Census was intended to ensure equal representation at all levels of government. However, Delawares current process of redistricting is deeply flawed. It allows the ...
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2020-03-12
To House Administration Committee
DESB215IntroOn November 3, 2015, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report titled "Elevated Rates of Urban Firearm Violence and Opportunities for Prevention Wilmington, Delaware" in which the CDC made 2 majo...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHB152PassIn 2014, the General Assembly created an ignition interlock device program under §§ 4177C and 4177G of Title 21 of the Delaware Code (IID program). The IID program provides individuals whose license or driving privileges have been revoked following...
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2020-02-25
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis bill permits the administrative transfer of cases from an aldermans court or mayors court to the Justice of the Peace Court when such a transfer is in the interests of justice. This transferability may be used in cases where an alderman must rec...
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB280PassThis bill creates a special license plate for World War II veterans.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB118PassThis Act enables Sussex County to establish ordinances, rules, and regulations regarding property maintenance and penalties for violations of said ordinances, rules, and regulations.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB295IntroThis bill would allow a court of competent jurisdiction to dismiss minor equipment violations upon a showing that repair(s) have been made. The sections include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, and inoperable headligh...
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2020-01-30
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHCR77EngrossThis Act creates the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding whether Delaware should become the point of contact to conduct background checks for firearms transfers.
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2020-01-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB144EngrossHouse Bill 212 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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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB179EngrossThis bill increases the fines for littering.
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Environmental & Natural Resources) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB284IntroThis legislation allows the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs to employ the spouses of veterans and retains the stipulation that the Executive Director of the Commission must be a veteran.
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 13 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB211IntroThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2020-01-29
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB36IntroThis Act adds testifying at a hearing held by a standing committee of the House of Representatives or Senate or joint committee of the General Assembly within the definition of swears falsely, which applies to Delawares perjury laws. This addition me...
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2020-01-24
Stricken in Senate
DESB165IntroThis Act recognizes the importance of sibling relationships to promote continuity and sustain family relationships for children in foster care by doing all of the following:
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2020-01-24
Stricken in Senate
DESB204IntroThis Act requires public schools to begin their school year after Labor Day. There have been many economic impact reports done that show a positive impact from starting public schools after Labor Day. A report by the Virginia Hospitality and Travel A...
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2020-01-23
To Senate Education Committee
DESB176IntroThis Act clarifies the circumstances in which it is appropriate to grant a person a driver education learners permit and what is required for a person to obtain a driver education learners permit.
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
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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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR64EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2020-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance study the extension of Medicaid coverage through the first year postpartum. Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining women's access to a...
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2020-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB203IntroThis Act makes children with disabilities who attend homeschools eligible to receive speech language pathology and audiology services in the same manner as students who attend private schools.
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2020-01-15
To Senate Education Committee
DESB202IntroThis Act clarifies that a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk may park for an unlimited period where the length of time is otherwise limited and must be able to park in...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB271IntroThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag, is "a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars" 36. U.S.C. 902. In...
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2020-01-09
To House Administration Committee
DEHB266IntroThis bill addresses an on-going problem relating to background checks for employees, volunteers, and contractors of child-serving entities. Currently, a person working a child-serving entity who obtains the required background check must undergo anot...
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2020-01-09
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB241PassThis bill expands the Employment First Oversight Commission by adding the Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired as a member, the Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, and other councils, committees, agencies, org...
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2019-09-20
Signed by Governor
DESB24PassThis Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 24 by requiring a patient to apply for a compassionate use medical marijuana card when a doctor recommends medical marijuana to a patient who does not have a qualifying debilitating medical condition. To a...
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB113PassThis bill clarifies that Delaware law enforcement may enter into agreements to provide mutual assistance to other jurisdictions.
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB10PassThis Act is identical to Senate Bill No. 127 from the 149th General Assembly, which was passed by the Senate and reported out of the House Administration Committee. This Act corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people youn...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB30PassUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2019-08-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB156PassThis bill allows our wounded warriors or similar veterans' organizations who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States and have at least a 60% service-connected disability to be able to obtain a license to hunt, tr...
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2019-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB61PassState economic development officials pursue economic development opportunities that, if realized, would have significant impact on Delaware's future economic health and competitiveness. Such situations frequently require expeditious action and th...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThe purpose of the Bill is to update the existing beekeeping code to better reflect current practices.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB121PassThis Act makes necessary changes to Delawares election laws based on the States purchase of new voting devices and establishes auditing requirements for the voting devices. The new voting devices will function differently than the existing voting dev...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
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