Delaware Senator Gerald Hocker [R]

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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
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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2019-07-31
Amendment SA 1 to SB 176 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
DEHB74PassThis bill enables a key component of the Take Care Delaware program, a partnership between law enforcement and schools to adopt a trauma-informed approach to children who have been identified at the scene of a traumatic event. The Take Care Delaware ...
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2019-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB51PassThe Town Council for the Town of Millsboro determined that the way they award contracts should be improved. The amount that initiates the process is increased from $20,000 to $50,000 to better reflect the current cost of ordinary purchases that the T...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB66PassThis Act enables the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to employ Seasonal Patrol Officers without conferring on the seasonal patrol officers all the powers of investigation, detention, and arrest conferred by law on peace offi...
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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
DESB137PassThis Act creates the crimes of unlawful possession of a drug masking product, punishable as a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful distribution, delivery, or sale of a drug masking product, punishable as a class E felony. Drug masking products are desig...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB147PassThis Act allows the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to share accident reports and the data in the reports with the Department of Transportation. This Act also allows the Department of Transportation to provide certain de-identified data fr...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB156PassIn January 2019, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2018 or as...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB162PassThis Act amends the Charter of Millville to give the Town Council the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax.
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis Bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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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
DEHJR5PassThis Joint Resolution recognizes the University of Delaware's Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the State of Delaware.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB219PassThis Act allows the Department of Agriculture to establish fees that may be charged for participation in the Delaware Hemp program.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB228PassThis Act allows Sussex County, by duly enacted ordinance, to impose a local lodging tax of no more than 3 percent of rent on rooms in a hotel, motel or tourist home located in the unincorporated areas of the County. Such funds may only be used in Sus...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB80PassThis Act changes the composition of the Council on Recreational Fishing Funding.
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB49IntroThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. For tax year 2020 and thereafter, the rate of the credit is in the amount of 5.9 %.
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2019-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB129IntroThis Act exempts a number of nonprofit corporations from property taxation or assessment by a county or other political subdivision of the State.
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2019-06-30
Stricken in Senate
DEHB214EngrossThis Act supports veterinarians in their effort to protect people from rabies and to ensure the welfare of animals.
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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR63EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution confirms Mark J. Cutrona as the new Director of Research of Legislative Council.
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2019-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB115PassThis Bill requires Podiatrists, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and Optometrists who issue prescriptions to utilize electronic prescriptions except under certain exceptions.
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESB85EngrossThis 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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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB179EngrossThis bill increases the fines for littering.
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2019-06-27
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR52EngrossThis resolution urges the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health to designate Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias as public health issues.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes September 2019 as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR58IntroThis concurrent resolution encourages the Department of Education to establish RAVE security systems in all public and charter schools.
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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
DEHB127PassThis legislation gives authority to the Executive Director of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs to use the term Delaware Office of Veterans Services when carrying out the work of the Commission. This will enable the Executive Director and o...
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DESB16PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (Division) to issue special registration plates to motorcycle clubs without having to enact a special law for each request. A motorcycle club must have 50 applications for its special registration pl...
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DESCR55EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes the 100th anniversary of the American Legion Auxiliary in the State of Delaware.
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2019-06-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB53PassDiwali is a 5-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The dates for Diwali change each year, but it usually falls in October or November. Fireworks are an essential component of Diwali and the thir...
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2019-06-20
Signed by Governor
DESB60PassThis bill clarifies that in order to be found guilty of prostitution the person must be 18 years or older.
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2019-06-20
Signed by Governor
DESB136IntroThe purpose of the Bill is to protect farmers and ranchers from nuisance lawsuits filed by individuals who inhabit areas where agricultural operations lawfully exist, and who exercise nuisance actions to attempt to stop operation and production. This...
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2019-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHCR55EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2019 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2019-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB244IntroThis bill will allow marinas in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol. Sussex County comfortably meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone, and removing ethanol from marine fuel will have no signifi...
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2019-06-20
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB152EngrossIn 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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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB162IntroThis bill creates the Grants-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to view requests for grants-in-aid and to develop the grants-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB201IntroThis Act requires the Department of Education ("Department") to administer the statewide program for services for students with autism spectrum disorder (program) and that the Department must hire the Director of the program.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 13 On Its Merits
DEHB216IntroThis Act authorizes a pharmacist or pharmacy to decline to dispense a prescription drug or provide a pharmacy service to an insured if the amount reimbursed by an entity subject to the Act is less than the pharmacy acquisition cost.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB184IntroIn order to promote the development of pyrolysis and gasification facilities in Delaware and realize environmental benefits, this Act creates a classification of post-use polymers and other recoverable feedstocks and acknowledges their distinction fr...
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2019-06-18
Amendment HA 4 to HB 184 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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