Delaware Senator Gerald Hocker [R]

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DESB328PassThis Act renames the Blackbird State Forests Meadows Tract the Ennis Tract in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis.
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2022-09-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB359PassThis Act adds victims of human trafficking to the Address Confidentiality Act. Under this program, certain crime victims are provided a substitute address by the Department of Justice so as to protect the participants actual address from public discl...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB388PassThis act authorizes the application of funds from the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund, which is subject to available appropriations, for the retention of constables to be utilized by the LEAs.
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB278PassThis substitute bill makes a technical correction to the bill.
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB283PassThe Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and the Board of Nursing are responsible for establishing continuing education requirements for medical professionals licensed by these Boards. This Act adds a requirement that practitioners licensed by t...
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB277PassThis Act increases opportunities for federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and government-operated dental clinics to serve the indigent and other underserved communities with dental care and improves flexibility with updated provisional licensing...
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2022-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR6PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2022, as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, busines...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassLike Senate Bill No. 4, Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 4 requires the Department of Education (Department) to maintain and publish a list of evidence-based, reading instruction curricula for grades kindergarten through 3. Each curriculum...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB304PassThis Act recognizes advancements in the science of reading and literacy instruction by requiring that all public school students in kindergarten through grade 3 participate in a universal reading screening 3 times each year to identify potential read...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB290PassThis Act expands Erin's Law to require training and education on issues related to inappropriate relationships between adults and children, such as grooming.
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB289PassThis Act expands the scope of the sexual extortion law to include: a) compelling or inducing another person to produce a visual depiction of the person or another who is nude or who is engaging in sexual conduct, and b) threatening to reproduce, dist...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB428PassAll too often, persons who produce or transmit images of partially nude children cannot be prosecuted under our current statutes because our current statutes only criminalize images of a child engaging in a sexual act or if the child is nude. This bi...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB291PassThis Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate ...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB307PassThis bill reflects the reality that grooming children for the purpose of committing crimes of sexual violence against them is often preceded by conduct that perpetrators know will make the child particularly susceptible to abuse. The bill requires pr...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB277PassThis Act codifies the principle set forth in Doe v. Bicking, 2020 Del. Super. LEXIS 43, *32, 2020 WL 374677 (Del. Super. Jan. 22, 2020) that recognizes that in cases of childhood sexual abuse by an employee of a school, organization, or business that...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB205PassThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2022-08-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB315PassThis bill provides unit funding for full time employees who shall be hired to provide permanent substitute teaching support in Delaware schools. The bill also provides professional development requirements for those hired into these positions and cre...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB309PassThis 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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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB257PassThis Act is an interstate compact called the Multistate Professional Counselor Licensure Compact, and it facilitates the interstate practice of licensed professional counseling. The Counseling Compact allows a counselor who is licensed in their home ...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB272PassBy this Act, Delaware would join the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (the Compact). The Compact is an interstate compact, or a formal agreement among states, to facilitate the interstate practice of audiology and speech lan...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassA 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB300PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware middle schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2023, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 6-8 for a full-time school counselor, scho...
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB163PassThis Act more closely aligns the meaning of agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use with the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of farm, which, since the 1974 Census, has included any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products we...
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2022-07-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB391PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Millville.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB426PassThis Act allows counties to use Realty Transfer Tax funds for recreational amenities and land preservation programs.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB188PassThis Act increases the $2,000 pension exclusion otherwise available for military pensioners under age 60 to $12,500, providing an incentive for military retirees under age 60 to locate in Delaware.
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2022-07-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB324PassHouse Bill 214 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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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB241Enroll
75%
This Act expands the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit to include a deceased disabled veteran's surviving spouse. HB 214 with HA 1, passed by the 151st General Assembly, created the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Expense Fu...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB239PassChapter 29 of Title 3, which restricts the use of invasive and potentially invasive plants, was enacted by Senate Bill No. 22 in 2021, but does not take effect until July 1, 2022. This Act revises § 2904 of Title 3 so that the Department of Agricult...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB26Enroll
75%
This Act requires that meetings of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical and Community College must be livestreamed using technology that permits the public to hear all participants co...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB427Enroll
75%
House Bill 373, passed by the 151st General Assembly, clarified that persons 14 and 15 years of age can be employed in such places where alcoholic beverages are served, but cannot be involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Currently, ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB425Enroll
75%
This bill makes needed changes to the Lyme Disease Oversight Board by adding 2 members including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a licensed veterinarian or entomology specialist.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB423PassFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB292Enroll
75%
An opioid antagonist is a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency reversal of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, naloxone is the only FDA-approved opioid antagonist, however, the FDA is ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB304Enroll
75%
This Act updates Chapter 15 of Title 3, the regulatory provisions for seeds, by making technical and substantive revisions.
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB323PassCurrently, there is a manufacturer of firearm magazines in Georgetown that employs nearly 90 workers and produces 30, 20, 15, and 10 round magazines.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB490Enroll
75%
Delawares Motor Vehicle Statutes contemplate for vehicle obstructing traffic enforcement by law enforcement agencies. It is not always possible for law enforcement officers to enforce the right-of-way regulations in areas effectively due to a number ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 NO
DEHB478PassThis bill increases the annual earnings limit for pensioners in the State Employees Pension Plan who return to work in a non-pension creditable position to $40,000 for earnings received beginning in calendar year 2021.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB301Enroll
75%
The purpose of this chapter is to provide incentives for resident Delaware taxpayers to donate organs and bone marrow for transplantation and for Delaware employers to grant paid time off to employees who donate organs and bone marrow for transplanta...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR125Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution proclaims Friday, October 28, 2022 as National First Responders Day in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR126Engross
50%
This Resolution commemorates the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX and recognizes the impact it has had on improving equality in educational institutions and the workplace, while committing to build upon its foundation to continue to expa...
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR111Engross
50%
This resolution recognizes June 2022 as National Homeownership Month in Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB276Enroll
75%
At least 36 states allow for the medical use of marijuana. However, federal firearm laws have not kept pace and currently prohibit an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from possessing or purchasing a firear...
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2022-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DESB268Enroll
75%
This Act reflects the Administrative Office of the Courts current managerial authority and budgetary control over the Judicial Information Center, the Office of State Court Collections Enforcement, and the law libraries. Title 10 § 1941 is repealed ...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR112Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes September 2022 as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR119Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution extends the congratulations and best wishes of the members of the Delaware General Assembly to the students, staff, and directors of the Elizabeth W. Murphey School in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the foun...
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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