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Hearings this week

  • The Senate stands in Recess to the Call of the President Pro Tempore.

  • The House stands in Recess until the call of the Speaker of the House.

Bills stuck in Committee:

 
 

SUPPORT

URGENT!

This Bill Ready for Governor's Signature!

HB 388 w/ HA 1, HA 2

EDUCATION

Republican sponsored. DE School Safety & Security Fund.

 This 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 LEA’s

Primary Sponsor: Hensley (R)

Status: Ready for Governor Carney to sign. Passed by Senate 0n 6/30/22. Out of Senate Education Committee on 6/22/22 and on Senate ready list. Assigned to Senate Education Committee on 6/16/22. Passed by House w/ HA 1 & HA 2 on 6/16/22. Introduced and Assigned to House Education Committee on 4/28/22.

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/30 Senate hearing 

Write & Call ASAP

SUPPORT:

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg

Watch Recorded 6/15 Meeting here

Write or Call to support this bill: 

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 8/3/22

HB 300 w/ HA 1

EDUCATION

AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DEL CODE RELATING TO FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  

This bill needs your attention, as parents should be aware of any changes in public school structure for the sake of proactively protecting their children. The need for mental health counseling is increasing among young people, and HB 300 seeks to address this need by installing mental health centers in middle schools. BEWARE: Mental health counselors in public schools are not required to tell parents anything about meetings with their child. Mental health care is one important area that parents need to be proactively involved and fully informed about the services provided, to remain an active source of protection and guidance. 

Primary Sponsor: Longhurst (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 8/3/22. Passed by Senate on 6/30/22. Out of Senate Finance Committee on 6/29/22 and on Senate Ready List. Assigned to Senate Finance Committee on 6/22/22. Out of Senate Education Committee on 6/22/22. Assigned to Senate Education Committee on 6/16/22. Passed by House w/ HA 1 on 6/16/22. Assigned to House Appropriations Committee 3/19/22. Out of  committee on 3/16/22.

Introduced and Assigned to  House Education Committee on 2/11/22. 

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/30 Senate hearing

Write & Call ASAP

OPPOSE  TO SHARE YOUR OPINION on this Bill

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

Share Your Opinion

URGENT!

HB 395 w/ HA 1

ELECTION INTEGRITY

HB 395 is a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored by State Rep. Paul Baumbach (D-Newark) that would require that state legislators remain domiciled in the districts they represent for the entirety of their terms of office. The act would not apply to sitting legislators who move to retain residency in their districts following reapportionment. This bill has bipartisan sponsors/co-sponsors.

Primary Sponsor: Baumbach (D)

Status: The 152nd General Assembly must pass this for it to become part of the Constitution. Ready for Governor Carney to sign. Passed by Senate 6/30/22. Out of Senate Executive Committee on 6/22/22 and on Senate Ready list. Assigned to Senate Executive Committee on 6/9/22. Passed by House w/ HA 1 on 6/9/22. Out of House Administration Committee 5/18/22. On ready list for House vote.

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/30 Senate hearing 

Watch 5/18 Recorded Hearing

here

Write & Call ASAP

Share your Opinion - WRITE OR CALL:

All Legislators

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

SB 305- HA 1 w/SA 1

Not released from House Natural Resources Committee at 6/29/22 hearing. (5 yes & 6 no votes)

Watch Recorded 6/29 Hearing 

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

Democrat sponsored:  Green agenda.  

Allows DE legislators and state agencies to make laws and rules to further the green agenda. Establishes a statutory requirement of greenhouse gas emissions reductions over the medium and long term to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions on the State, establishing a mandatory and regularly updated plan to achieve those emissions reductions and develop resilience strategies for the State, and requires State agencies to address climate change in decision-making and rulemaking.

Primary Sponsor: Hansen (D)

Status: Not released from House Natural Resources Committee at 6/29/22 hearing. (5 yes & 6 no votes) Removed from 6/16/22 House Natural Resources Committee agenda by Governor's office to add further Amendments. ( See meeting link below at 1:16:40 PM). Amendment HA 1 to SB 305 - Introduced and Placed With Bill on 6/14/22. Assigned to House Natural Resources Committee on 6/10/22. Passed by Senate w/ SA 1 on 6/9/22.  Out of Senate Environment and Energy Committee on 6/8/22. 

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/29 Hearing 

Watch Recorded 6/16 Meeting

Watch recorded Senate 6/9/22 hearing here:  

Watch recorded Senate Environment and Energy Committee 6/8/22 hearing  

OPPOSE: WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT

House Natural Resources Committee

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 6/30/22

HB 451 w/ HA 3, HA 6, HA 8 + SA 2

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

Democrat sponsored:  Amends title 11, Gun Control.  

This bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and an active member of the Armed Forces, a qualified law-enforcement officer, or has a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. The Act does not apply to shotguns and shotgun ammunition, muzzle-loading rifles, and deadly weapons other than firearms, thus allowing those persons who are 18 to 21 years of age to purchase, own, control or possess such deadly weapons.

Primary Sponsor: Schwartzkopf (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 6/30/22. Passed by House on 6/28/22. Passed by Senate w/ SA 2 on 6/28/22. SA 1 defeated in Senate on 6/28/22. Lifted from Senate table on 6/28/22. Laid on table during Senate consideration on 6/16/22; awaits further action, Out of Senate Executive Committee on 6/15/22. Passed by House w/ HA 3, HA 6, HA 8 & assigned to Senate Executive Committee on 6/14/22. Out of House Administration Committee on 6/8/22. Introduced and assigned to House Administration Committee on 6/2/22.  

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/28 Senate Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg

Watch Recorded 6/15 Meeting here

 Watch Recorded 6/14/ House hearing

Watch Recorded 6/08 hearing here

 WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 6/29/22

HB 455

MEDICAL

Democrat sponsored:  Abortion bill.

Makes it harder for other states to punish DE healthcare providers if they recommend or perform abortions for people from other states if these practices are legal in DE.  Also allows DE healthcare providers to provide abortion medication to out-of-state patients via telehealth.  It outlines who in Delaware can recommend or provide abortions if they are legalized in the state; it prohibits them from disclosing these recommendations or procedures unless the provider is being criminally investigated; limits extradition of the healthcare provider to another state where abortion is illegal, if the abortion occurs in DE and is legal here; and it prohibits insurers from increasing premiums or taking adverse actions against health care professionals who recommend or provide abortion medication to out of state patients by means of telehealth.

Primary Sponsor: Minor-Brown (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 6/29/22. Passed by Senate on 6/28/22. Lifted from Senate table on 6/28/22.Laid on table in Senate on 6/23/22. Out of committee on 6/21/22 and on ready list for Senate consideration. Re-assigned to Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee on 6/15/22. Passed House & assigned to Senate Health & Social Services Committee on 6/14/22.  Out of House Health and Human Development Committee on 6/8/22. Introduced and assigned to House Health and Human Development Committee on 6/2/22.   

Action:

OPPOSE:

Watch Recorded 6/28 Senate Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/23 Senate hearing

Watch Recorded 6/14 House hearing 

Watch Recorded 6/08 hearing here  WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT  Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 7/22/22

SB 320 w/ SA2, SA 27

ELECTION INTEGRITY

Democrat sponsored:  Election Rules.

Amends Title 15 relating to elections.  This bill establishes voting by mail under the General Assembly’s broad powers under § 1, Article V of the Delaware Constitution to “prescribe the means, methods and instruments of voting”.

Primary Sponsor: Gay (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 7/22/22. Passed by House on 6/29/22. HA 1 defeated by House on 6/29/22. Out of House Appropriations Committee and on House ready list on 6/23/22. Out of committee and assigned to House Appropriations Committee on 6/22/22. HA 1 placed with bill on 6/22/22. Assigned to House Administration Committee on 6/17/22. Passed Senate w/ SA 2, SA 27 on 6/16/22. Out of Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee w/ SA 1 on 6/15/22 . Introduced and assigned to Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee on 6/10/22. 

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/29 House Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/22  Meeting

Watch Recorded 6/22  Meeting 

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg

Write & Call ASAP

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 6/30/22

SB 302

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

Democrat sponsored: Gun Control.    

Amends Titles 10 & 11 relating to firearms.  Basically holds gun dealers accountable for shooting deaths based on broader criteria, to include if the firearm dealer is "negligent" in selling a firearm to a "straw purchaser."  The bill repeals Section 2 of one of the acts in the law, allowing victims and their families to "seek relief from courts and juries instead of being denied their day in court." Section 3 of this Act provides a cause of action "to enable firearm manufacturers and retail dealers to be held accountable when they knowingly or recklessly take actions that endanger the health and safety of residents of this State through the sale, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of firearm-related products."

Primary Sponsor: Townsend (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 6/30/22. Passed in House on 6/28/22. HA 1defeated in House on 6/28/22. Out of committee on 6/22/22. Assigned to House Administration Committee on 6/17/22. Passed Senate on 6/16/22. Out of Senate Executive Committee on 6/15/22. Introduced and assigned to Senate Executive Committee on 6/9/22.

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/28 House Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/22 Meeting 

WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT

OPPOSE:

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg  

Watch Recorded 6/15 Meeting here:
WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT  

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 6/30/22

SB 8 w/SA1 + HA 1

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

Democrat sponsored: Gun Control.    

Amends Title 11 relating to "destructive weapons."  Two things. I:  Introduces the concept of "making" a destructive firearm (which adds to the following prohibitions of selling, transferring, buying,  receiving or having in possession the following:  (1) A bomb. (2) A bombshell. (3) A firearm silencer. 4) A sawed-off shotgun. (5) A machine gun or any other firearm or weapon which is adaptable for use as a machine gun. (6) A bump stock or trigger crank device. II:  Refines the definition of "machine gun" to mean: any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.  Also includes an "auto sear", or “glock switch”, which transforms a semiautomatic gun into a machine gun.

Primary Sponsor: Sokola (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 6/30/22. Passed by Senate on 6/29/22. Passed House w/ HA 1 on 6/28/22. Out of committee on 6/22/22. Assigned to House Administration Committee on 6/17/22. Passed Senate w/ SA 1 on 6/16/22. Out of Senate Executive Committee on 6/15/22. Introduced and assigned to Senate Executive Committee on 6/9/22.

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/29 Senate Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/28 House Hearing

Watch Recorded 6/22 Meeting 

WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT

OPPOSE:

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg 

Watch Recorded 6/15 Meeting here:
WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT  

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

This Bill Ready for Governor's Signature!

SB 195 w/ SA 1

EDUCATION

Media Literacy (Biased Teaching to Students in Delaware Schools)--INDOCTRINATION AND BIASED teaching; USURPS Parental Guidance & Rights!

Primary Sponsor: S. McBride (D)

Status: Ready for Governor Carney's signature. Passed by House on 6/28/22. Out of House Education Committee on 1/26/22 on on House Ready list. Assigned to House Education Committee on 1/20/22.

Already passed by Senate w/SA1 on 1/20/22.

Amendment SA 1 to SB 195 - Introduced and Placed With Bill on 1/6/22. Out of  Senate Education Committee on 6/29/21. Introduced and Assigned to Senate Education Committee on 6/23/21.


Action:

Watch 6/28 House Hearing

Write & Call ASAP

Write, Email and Call to OPPOSE this Bill:

 Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 7/22/22

HS 1 for HB 25 w/ HA 1 

ELECTION INTEGRITY

IMAGINE THE VOTER FRAUD THAT CAN  BE PERPETRATED  BY THIS BILL!  There is currently a remedy called "provisional ballots" that allows same-day voting but with specific controls in place.  This bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections--OPPOSE IT!

Primary Sponsor: Dorsey Walker (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 7/22/22. Passed Senate on 6/22/22.  SA 1 defeated in Senate on 6/22/22. Out of Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee and on 6/15/22 Ready list. Passed by House w/ HA 1 on 6/7 & assigned to Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee. Out of House Administration Committee 4/13/22. 

 Watch 4/13 Hearing here

  Action:  

Watch Recoreded 6/22 Senate Meeting

Watch 6/7/22 Recorded Hearing here

Write & Call ASAP

Senate Assembly Members  

Write Letter to Editor

OPPOSE

URGENT!

Governor Carney signed 6/30/22

HB 450 w/ HA 1

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

Democrat sponsored:  Gun Control.  
This bill addresses an exception to the The Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 which prohibits the sale or possession of assault weapons in DE.  The 2022 Act did not prohibit the possession and transport of firearms that were lawfully possessed or purchased before the effective date of this Act.  This bill proposes that the department of homeland security develop a procedure for issuance of a voluntary certificate of possession to show lawful possession of an assault weapon prior to the effective date of the Act. A gun owner is not required to apply for the certificate, but a
certificate provides a conclusive means of proving lawful possession prior to the passage of this Act. The bill states that it will be illegal for govt agencies to retain copies of these registrations.  

Primary Sponsor: Longhurst (D)

Status: Governor Carney signed on 6/30/22. Passed Senate on 6/16/22. Out of Senate Finance Committee on 6/16/22. Out of Senate Executive Committee and assigned to Senate Finance Committee 0n 6/15/22. Passed by House w/ HA 1 on 6/9 & assigned to Senate Executive Committee. Introduced and assigned to House Administration Committee on 6/2/22.  

Action:

Watch Recorded 6/16 Senate Mtg

Watch Recorded 6/15 Meeting here 

Watch Recorded 6/08 hearing here
WRITE OR CALL TO DEFEAT  

Governor Carney

Write Letter to Editor