Delaware Senator Gerald Hocker [R]

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DESB35PassThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB164PassThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB122PassThis bill provides greater protection to correctional officers and other state employees who are assaulted in detention facilities by prohibiting assaults committed with a reckless state of mind.
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB70PassUnder current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill mak...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB77PassAs a result of the passage of the in Inland Bays Aquaculture Act, numerous ongoing concerns have been raised during subsequent public meetings and a public hearing. As a result of those meetings, the Secretary's Order No. 2016-W-0049 reduced the ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB99PassThis legislation eliminates front footage calculations as the sole method of collecting sewer assessments for county sewer users. It provides a broad list of possible methods of determining the amount of the sewer assessment for each property, includ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB3PassThis Act replaces the stillbirth certificate with a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth, clarifies what documentation is required upon the occurrence of a stillbirth, and makes technical corrections to the Vital Statistics laws to accurately...
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2017-08-09
Signed by Governor
DESB40PassThis legislation adopts the NAICs Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act, and requires Delaware-domiciled insurers to provide to the Commissioner on an annual basis a summary of the insurers or insurance groups corporate governance structur...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB77PassThis legislation authorizes the Department to operate its principal office in the Dover area and an additional branch office in Sussex County.
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DESB75PassThis Act updates Delaware's human trafficking crime to prohibit the same acts that are included in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DESB44PassThis Bill clarifies that every prescriber holding a controlled substance registration must be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program. Further, prescribers who receive a CSR (controlled substances registration) for the first time must reg...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act provides greater clarity of language, condenses duplicative statutes and deletes statues that are irrelevant to daily operations of the Professional Licensing Sections regulation of private security, private investigative and armored car age...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB64PassThis bill removes the requirement that the Governor must declare a State of Emergency before issuing a Level 1 Driving Warning.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB73PassThis Act provides clearer language concerning license requirements, gives licensees a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Professional Licensing Section to promulgate regulations, and...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB48PassUnder this Act, a pharmacist who dispenses narloxone under an established set of circumstances is not subject to disciplinary or other adverse action under any professional licensing statute or criminal liability, or liable for damages related to inj...
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2017-07-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB98PassThis Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met. In addition, this Ac...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB99PassThis bill would require that a resident 65 years of age or older claiming a tax credit against school taxes must be a resident of the state for at least 10 years before qualifying for such credit. The current requirement is only for 3-year residency....
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassThis Bill adds 3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700) to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. U-47700, also known as Pink, is a synthetic opioid recently encountered by law enforcement and public heal...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB199PassThe Board of Pension Trustees has established policies and practices for the administration of the Delaware Public Employees Retirement System. Based on the recommendations of the Boards Best Practices review, this Act will codify some of these polic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB132EngrossThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DESB125PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2018 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB16PassThis bill will sunset the Delaware Estate Tax on December 31, 2017.
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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DEHCR47IntroThis resolution recognizes the week of September 17 24, 2017 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR50EngrossThis resolution recognizes November 2017 as Native American Heritage Month in Delaware.
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB97EnrollThis bill allows Delaware Department of Transportation authorized vehicles to be able to use the shoulder of the road when responding to emergencies. Department of Transportation staff must respond to emergencies along the road to assist police, fire...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB226PassRecognizing a fundamental economic change toward businesses that require innovation, The Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware, issued Executive Order One on January 18, 2017 creating a Working Group of business and government l...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB179IntroThis Act permits State employees who are employed by the Delaware State Police or Delaware Capitol Police and work in a variety of job titles, all of which are more commonly referred to as "9-1-1 operators," to retire at 25 years without an...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB260IntroThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2017-06-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 260 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR49IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes the Medicaid Cost Efficiency Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding Delawares Medicaid program.
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2017-06-29
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB266IntroThis act allows Sussex County government to create Enterprise Zones within the unincorporated areas of Sussex County.
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2017-06-29
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESJR3EnrollThis resolution honors our Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families by designating Delaware Route 202 to, Gold Star Highway Honoring Families of Fallen Service Members.
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2017-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB141PassThis Act authorizes the Family Court to interview a child outside the presence of the parties for the purpose of obtaining the child's testimony and ascertaining the truth of a matter asserted by a party to a Protection from Abuse proceeding. The...
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2017-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESR15EngrossThis Resolution recognizes June 27, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the Delaware State Senate.
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2017-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
DEHB261IntroThe Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education received $331,700 out of the Delaware General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Based upon a simple cost benefit analysis weighed against the budget issues Delaware is facin...
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2017-06-23
To House Education Committee
DESCR31EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans access to higher education in Delaware.
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2017-06-23
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB38EngrossThis bill places the same requirements for the issuance of non-potable well permits within existing areas where a water utility has been granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as those that currently apply to the issuance of a pota...
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2017-06-21
Amendment SA 1 to HB 38 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB117EngrossThis bill allows a pellet gun, airbow, and most other air guns to be possessed and utilized for hunting in Delaware, however, it does not change the classification of airbows and higher powered air rifles as firearms. The bill also does not change th...
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2017-06-21
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB238IntroThis Act enables licensed veterinarians to exempt an animal from the mandated rabies vaccination, if the veterinarian determines the vaccine would endanger the animals health and a titer test has been administered to assist in determining the necessi...
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB245IntroThis bill is intended to provide the General Assembly with the ability to review and evaluate the performance and achievements of the grant-in-aid recipients.
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2017-06-20
To House Administration Committee
DESB124IntroThis bill appoints the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security as Chair of the DPAC and removes the President Pro Tem and the Speaker of the House from the Commission. This bill also makes technical corrections in conformance with...
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2017-06-20
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB51EnrollThis Act clarifies the definition of "subsequent offense" to mean a like offense occurring within 3 years of the former offense.
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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB174IntroThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB89IntroThis Act is modeled after American Laws for American Courts legislation that has passed in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. The Declaration of Independence announced the formation of a new country that...
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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB22PassThis Act updates the requirements for Courts-Martial to ensure that all members of the Delaware National Guard receive due process through the military justice system. This legislation amends Title 20 to correct a constitutional defect in the current...
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2017-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB221IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for county and municipal government contracts from prevailing wage requirements. Also the local governments will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report ...
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2017-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DESB116IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for public school construction from prevailing wage requirements. Also the public school will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report to the General Asse...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB84PassThis bill provides that civil violations or penalties under subchapters IV and V of Delawares Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Title 16 are included as offenses whereby a $15 penalty is assessed for the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes.
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DESB94IntroThis Act inserts additional language to clarify that a qualified voter must be 18 years of age on or before the date of the election a vote is to be cast.
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2017-06-06
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB140IntroThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2017-06-01
Amendment HA 1 to HB 140 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB91PassThis Act would enhance the ability of the prescription monitoring program to make informed determinations as to prescribers who may be making extraordinary prescriptions of opiates or other controlled substances, and to refer such cases to law enforc...
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2017-05-30
Signed by Governor
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