Delaware Senator Gerald Hocker [R]

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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
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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2017-06-23
To House Administration 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
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
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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2017-06-13
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety 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
DEHB226EngrossRecognizing 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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2017-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
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
DESB3EngrossThis 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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2017-06-06
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB99EngrossThis 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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2017-06-06
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB199IntroThe 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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2017-06-01
To House Administration Committee
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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2017-06-01
To Senate Transportation Committee
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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2017-05-22
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHCR31EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as "Poppy Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-05-18
Introduced in House
DEHB179IntroThis Act permits State employees who are employed by the Delaware State 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 any reduction. Those employee...
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2017-05-16
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
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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2017-05-16
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB80IntroThis Act replicates and extends to electric and natural gas utilities the same authority that has previously been granted to water utilities. This authority allows for the implementation of an interim rate mechanism already in existence for water uti...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB164IntroThis 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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2017-05-09
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB159IntroThis Bill confirms licensing requirements for school nurses are established by the Professional Standards Board, and evaluation criteria for school nurses are established by the District or Charter School.
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2017-05-09
To House Education Committee
DEHB165IntroThis Act permits wine producers holding a valid license within this State or another state to obtain a license and ship wine directly to Delaware consumers so long as it is done through a common carrier with a carrier permit. This Act requires that w...
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2017-05-04
To House Administration Committee
DESB77EnrollAs 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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2017-05-03
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHCR6EngrossSeeking to address the pervasive problems of littering and illegal dumping in Delaware, this concurrent resolution would create the Delaware Anti-Dumping and Anti-Littering Solutions Task Force. The task force would be charged with developing actiona...
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2017-05-02
Introduced in House
DEHB153IntroCurrently Industrial Accident Board hearings are held with 2 members as a panel to decide the matter.
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2017-05-02
To House Labor Committee
DESB75EngrossThis 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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2017-05-02
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB151IntroThis Act revises Delawares hate crime statute to make law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel protected classes. Nationwide we have seen unprecedented number of unprovoked attacks upon our first responders. This Act provides additional ...
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2017-04-27
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB73EngrossThis 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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2017-04-27
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB64EnrollThis bill removes the requirement that the Governor must declare a State of Emergency before issuing a Level 1 Driving Warning.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB141EnrollThis 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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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education 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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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB129IntroThe intent of this act is to promote agritourism activities within this State by broadly defining what constitutes agritourism.
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2017-04-06
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB132IntroThis 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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2017-04-06
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESCR13EnrollThis Resolution recognizes April, 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2017-04-06
Introduced in Senate
DESCR15EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2017 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2017-04-05
Introduced in Senate
DESB60IntroCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetso...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB125EngrossThis act will be known as the Extreme Crimes Protection Act.
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2017-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB122EnrollThis 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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2017-04-04
To House Corrections Committee
DESB55EngrossThis 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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2017-04-04
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB103IntroThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB48EnrollUnder 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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2017-03-30
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB44EnrollThis 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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2017-03-30
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB99EnrollThis 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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2017-03-30
To House Education Committee
DESB45EnrollThis 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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2017-03-30
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB98EnrollThis 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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2017-03-28
To House Education Committee
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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2017-03-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESCR14EngrossThis Resolution honors Dr. Vincent G. Lobo of Harrington and Bethany Beach for his long and distinguished career as a doctor of optometry, doctor of osteopathic medicine, and public-spirited citizen, and congratulates him upon his receipt of a presti...
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2017-03-28
Introduced in Senate
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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2017-03-28
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
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