Delaware Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker [D]

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DEHB267Engross
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This Act prohibits the Family Court from imposing a sentence of incarceration or ordering the suspension of a persons license for failure to pay court-ordered child support unless it finds that the failure to pay is wilful and not due to an inability...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESCR113Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution honors and recognizes the leadership and achievements of African Americans and urges the celebration of Black History Month.
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2024-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR111Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes February 4, 2024, as "USO Day" in the State of Delaware and honors USO Delaware for its important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2024-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB212Intro
25%
This Act codifies the Bureau of Health Equity (BHE) in the Division of Public Health, which includes the Office of Minority Health and the Office of Womens Health. The purpose of the BHE is to ensure that everyone in Delaware will achieve their full ...
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2024-01-25
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB202Engross
50%
For claims for line of duty death benefits for covered persons, which include police officers, firefighters, auxiliary and volunteer ambulance and rescue company members, paramedics, and others, submitted on July 1, 2023, and thereafter, this Act inc...
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2024-01-24
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB273Intro
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Parents are paying out of pocket for their childrens speech therapy for diagnosed phonological disorder and receptive language disorder since these 2 diagnoses are not covered under individual and group health plans. This Act would require speech the...
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2024-01-24
Amendment HA 1 to HB 273 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB279Intro
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This Act allows school employees up to 5 days of bereavement leave under the same circumstances as permitted for state employees.
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2024-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB290Intro
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This Act removes a barrier to higher education by allowing a student who has been convicted of a violent felony to qualify for or maintain eligibility for a SEED scholarship if other eligibility criteria are met.
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2024-01-24
Not Worked in Committee
DESB211Intro
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This Act directs the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA sponsored track and field competitions.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
DEHCR83Engross
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This concurrent resolution designates the week of February 11-17, 2024, as Children of Alcoholics Week and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.
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2024-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR82Engross
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This concurrent resolution designates January 21-27, 2024 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNA) Week in the State of Delaware.
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2024-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB295Intro
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Currently Delaware has no cap on dealer processing fees which permits motor vehicle dealers to arbitrarily charge whatever amounts they wish leading to great discrepancy of these fees among dealers and a lack of protection for consumers. Currently Pe...
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2024-01-24
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB315Intro
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This Act makes technical corrections to remove racist language and provisions from the Delaware Code. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual and the current respo...
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2024-01-23
To House Housing Committee
DEHCR79Engross
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This concurrent resolution hereby designates January 23, 2024 as Maternal Health Awareness Day in the State of Delaware.
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2024-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NOT VOTING
DEHB284Intro
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This is a clean-up bill that moves certain workers compensation-related provisions in Chapter 25 of Title 18 to Chapter 26 of Title 18, the latter of which shall exclusively govern workers compensation filings. The bill also makes technical correctio...
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2024-01-23
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 2 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DEHB162Engross
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House Bill 162 authorizes the process of natural organic reduction to be used in this State. Natural organic reduction is the gentle, respectful process that accelerates the decomposition of human remains to soil. This process uses large vessels to h...
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2024-01-23
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB211Enroll
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This Act clarifies the process of obtaining a Nursery Inspection Certificate through the Nursery Industry License Application (NILA), which is now available online. This Act also cleans up and updates language used in relation to Nurseries and Nurser...
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2024-01-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB209Intro
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This act adds adult sibling of a decedent to the definition of next of kin in Chapter 47 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Division of Forensic Science. This expansion of the definition of next of kin will, for example, allow the Medic...
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2024-01-18
[Hearing: Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB263Intro
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This Act prohibits local education agencies and charter schools from prohibiting a student from participating in a school sponsored extracurricular activity on the basis the student has an outstanding debt for unpaid school meals.
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2024-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
DESB122Enroll
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This Act authorizes the Office of the Child Advocate and Office of the Investigation Coordinator to provide child victim data and information to the Office of Investigative Services during presentence investigations of defendants convicted of felony ...
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2024-01-11
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
DESB121Enroll
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This Act codifies that the Child Protection Accountability Commission, in conjunction with the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, is responsible for developing, maintaining, and conducting child abuse mandatory reporting,...
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2024-01-11
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DESCR107Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution honors and recognizes the leadership, achievements, and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and urges all citizens of the First State to participate fittingly in the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Da...
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2024-01-11
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR104Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 9, 2024, as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2024-01-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR103Engross
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This Resolution establishes the Delaware Aquaculture Task Force.
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2024-01-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR80Enroll
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This concurrent resolution expresses the State of Delaware General Assemblys concern for the loss of life in the Israel-Hamas war and calls on the legislature and the citizens of Delaware to recognize our common humanity and the shared strength of ou...
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2024-01-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 3 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB4Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 4. Like Senate Bill No. 4 this Act does the following:
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2024-01-09
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB281Intro
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This Act repeals the option of providing health care insurance to state pensioners under Medicare part C, known as a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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2024-01-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB282Intro
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This Act adds procedural requirements to meetings of the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), revises the membership of the SEBC, and requires that the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources inform State employees and retired State emplo...
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2024-01-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB274Intro
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Early, sustained exposure to peanut and egg proteins in the infant diet significantly reduces the risk that an infant will develop a peanut or egg allergy, saving lives and future health care costs. Following multiple clinical studies, the current gu...
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2024-01-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB201Intro
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Of the 41 states with a state income tax, 27 states fully exempt military retirement pay from state income taxes and 12 states partially exempt military retirement pay.
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2024-01-04
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB169Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 169. Like Senate Bill No. 169, this act does all of the following:
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2024-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB141PassThis Act establishes updated, detailed standards for the practice of hearing aid dispensing. Definitions are added to specify that the standards and requirements pertaining hearing aid dispensing apply to prescription hearing aids only and not to ove...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB167PassThis Act establishes a wellness program designed to improve the well-being of first responders and first responders immediate family members, as well as civilian employees of police, fire, and emergency medical services agencies and their immediate f...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB46PassAccording to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB208PassThis Act prohibits motor vehicle lessors from including licensing, title, registration, and plate fees as a separately stated mandatory charge in a rental agreement.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB168PassThis Act does all of the following:
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB83PassThis Act creates the Delaware Community Investment Venture Fund to develop opportunities for banking organizations and credit unions doing business in Delaware to better serve the needs of low to moderate income tracts in Delaware. The source of fund...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB151PassThis Act expressly adds the intentional restriction of another adults access to economic resources resulting in a loss of financial autonomy to the definition of abuse for protection from abuse proceedings. This Act also specifies that tangible prope...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB152PassThis Act expands the rights of long-term care facility residents by ensuring that long-term care facility residents are entitled to care that recognizes cultural differences and preferences and that long-term care facility residents are made aware of...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB146PassUnder current law, an individual can file a charge of employment discrimination by sending the verified charge to the Delaware Department of Labor (Department). This Act clarifies that a verified charge of discrimination is deemed to be filed on the ...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB8PassThis Act is the second substitute for Senate Bill No. 8. Like Senate Bill No. 8 and its first substitute, this Act protects patients from unfair debt collection practices for medical debt, including prohibiting large health care facilities from charg...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB154PassThis bill creates the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act. The Act delineates a consumers personal data rights and provides that residents of this State will have the right to know what information is being collected about them, see the information, c...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB80PassSenate Bill No. 80 codifies the current practice in Delaware of not requiring proof of citizenship or a specific immigration status on an application for a professional license. By affirmatively providing eligibility for professional licenses regardl...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB227PassThis Act makes various amendments to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act to improve compliance with its testing and reporting requirements. First, this Act requires physicians to take a training program every 2 years relating to the provision...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DESB72PassIn 2017, the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Public Law No. 115-97, suspended many itemized deductions from individual federal taxes until January 1, 2026, including the itemized deduction for costs to maintain membership in a labor organizatio...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB156PassThis Act establishes the comprehensive framework for the regulation of pet insurance transacted in Delaware. The Act reflects the adoption of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Pet Insurance Model Act, with adjustments made to confor...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB138PassThis Act establishes a Delaware Educator Apprenticeship Program to be developed by the Department of Education. The Department of Education will work with the Department of Labor to create a program that places aspiring teachers in paid positions in ...
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2023-08-23
Signed by Governor
DESB51PassThis Act prohibits food establishments from providing consumers with ready-to-eat food or beverages in polystyrene foam containers or with single-service plastic coffee stirrers, cocktail picks, or sandwich picks. It also prohibits food establishment...
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2023-08-22
Signed by Governor
DESB87PassThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 87. Like Senate Bill No. 87, this Act does the following:
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2023-08-22
Signed by Governor
DESB165PassThis Act amends Chapter 25, Title 24 of the Delaware Code relating to the Practice of Pharmacy. The amendments authorize pharmacists to engage in collaborative pharmacy practice with one or more practitioners meaning individuals who are authorized by...
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2023-08-17
Signed by Governor
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