Delaware Senator Laura Sturgeon [D]

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DESB169PassThis 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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2020-09-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB350PassThis Act creates the crime of Aggravated Strangulation. A person is guilty of Aggravated Strangulation if the person is a law-enforcement officer, and while acting within the persons official capacity as a law-enforcement officer, knowingly or intent...
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2020-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB120PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue migratory shorebird special registration plates.
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2020-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB318PassThis Act requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide for students in grades 6 through 12. Teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides helps cultivate the spirit of...
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB354PassThis Act requires statutorily designated health providers to provide medical certifications of death, for death certificates, electronically and for the death certificates to be electronically filed with the Delaware Vital Events Registration System ...
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB253PassThis Act ensures that the price protections for Delawareans related to price gouging put in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency do not cease immediately upon the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency, but instead continue for a short pe...
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB263PassThis Act requires that individual, group, and State employee insurance plans cap the amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month and must include at least 1 formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary d...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESB251PassThis Act ensures that the protections put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic related to marriage licenses do not cease immediately upon the lifting of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, but instead continue until June 30, 2021.
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESB170PassThis Act creates a CBD-Rich card medical marijuana card to treat anxiety in adults. This Act also requires that a registry identification card state the type of card that is issued to clearly identify qualifying adult patients, qualifying pediatric p...
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2020-07-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis Act provides for voting by mail for the 2020 primary and general elections and special elections held under the provisions of Chapter 73 of Title 15 due to the emergency caused by COVID-19, a highly contagious virus. Voting by mail is an alterna...
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2020-07-01
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
DESB250IntroThis bill is intended to advance sustainable energy goals and initiatives in Delaware and to restore Delaware as a leader in renewable, sustainable energy. First, this Act builds on the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which was first enacte...
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2020-06-30
Amendment SA 1 to SB 250 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB240PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Act.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR3PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR2PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB260PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
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
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
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
DESB241IntroThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-23
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 9 NOT VOTING
DEHB202PassThis bill creates a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and to punish these motorists by issuing them a civil penalty. The purpose...
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2020-05-01
Signed by Governor
DESB96PassIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-04-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB175IntroThis Act allows any qualified voter evidencing a desire to vote by mail in writing to the State Elections Commission to vote by mail in primary, general, and special federal elections. The State Elections Commission shall administer the program, crea...
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2020-03-27
Amendment HA 3 to HB 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB238IntroThis Act permits a school district to conduct on the last day of January an optional unit count of pupils who enrolled after the actual unit count was conducted and certified by the Department of Education. A school district will qualify for one-half...
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2020-03-27
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB325IntroThis bill adds nationally certified occupational therapists to the list of employees entitled to receive a salary supplement for receiving national certification and makes technical changes to the section consistent with the Delaware Legislative Draf...
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2020-03-27
To House Education Committee
DEHJR11IntroThis Joint Resolution directs the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Controller General, Governor, and Director of the Office of Management and ...
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2020-03-27
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DESB207EngrossThis Act prohibits the import, export, sale, transport, distribution, or propagation of any plant identified by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Delaware Native Species Commission, as an invasive plant. This Act ...
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2020-03-12
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB305IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to prohibit the imposition of the death penalty.
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB307IntroThis bill amends Chapter 33, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by adding a new § 3370D to require coverage of an annual behavioral health well check.
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2020-03-12
To House Administration Committee
DEHB311IntroThis bill extends the amount of years an identification card is valid from four (4) to eight (8) years. This bill is necessary for the Division of Motor Vehicles to maintain consistent business processes. The driver license is currently valid for eig...
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2020-03-12
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DESB139PassIn an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of dogs, this legislation improves shelter and tether standards in hazardous weather conditions, including clarifying restrictions on outdoor housing and tethering for dogs during hazardous weather cond...
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2020-03-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB275PassThis bill permits the owner of a beer garden or food establishment to permit leashed dogs on licensed outdoor patios of food establishments and in beer gardens.
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2020-03-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB285EngrossThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its ...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Health & Social Services 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
DEHB250PassThis Act is a recommendation of the Jurisdiction Improvement Committee established by the Delaware Supreme Court Order of November 7, 2017.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB277IntroThis bill establishes the crimes of possession of an unfinished firearm frame or receiver with no serial number, possession of and manufacturing a covert or undetectable firearm, possession of and manufacturing an untraceable firearm, and manufacturi...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 1 to HB 277 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR67EngrossThe Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Task Force was established under Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 62 of the 150th General Assembly. The Task Force has met regularly since August 2019, but needs additional time to complete its work...
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2020-01-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB289IntroThis bill clarifies when an employer may pay a training wage in lieu of the minimum wage. A training wage is only during the first 90 days after the employee is initially hired by the employer. This bill defines that as the first time an employee is ...
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2020-01-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB4IntroThis Act, known as the James Johnson Sentencing Reform Act, named for Representative JJ Johnson, makes significant changes to the sentencing laws in Delaware.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR76EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution designates the week of February 24 - 28, 2020, as PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK and calls upon Delawareans to support public schools.
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2020-01-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB208IntroThe intent of this Act is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the environment and to raise awareness of the need to properly dispose of balloons. To that end, this Act imposes a civil penalty for the violation of intentionally releasing 5 o...
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHCR74EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes 350DE, which is a grassroots environmental coalition dedicated to ending the use of fossil fuels worldwide.
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2020-01-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
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
DESB192IntroA 2019 study found the following:
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2020-01-23
To Senate Judicial Committee
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
DEHCR70EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes Delaware libraries for their contributions to their communities and the services they deliver to Delawareans from all walks of life, on the occasion of Delaware Library Legislative Day, Jan. 22, 2020, and encoura...
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2020-01-22
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
DEHB267IntroThis act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification program for an eligible teacher who is takin...
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2020-01-15
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DEHB129IntroThis bill creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district both with and without a referendum. This bill also provides how certain school boards may levy real estate taxes.
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2020-01-14
Stricken in House
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