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HS1 for HB 302 w/ HA 1

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

URGENT!

Hearing 5/18/22 @ 10 am

Infringements on Personal Medical Freedoms & Medical Privacy:  

This Act clarifies that the creation or possession of an altered or fake vaccination document is forgery in the second degree. This crime includes electronic vaccination documents because the existing definition of "written instrument" under § 863 of Title 11 includes electronic equivalents. The government has NO right to your medical records! 

Primary Sponsor: Baumbach (D)

Status: In Senate Health & Social Services (already Passed by the House 5/10/22)

5/18 Meeting Notice

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Livestream Link: TBD

Watch Recorded 5/10/22 Hearing

Action: Write & Call ASAP

Email and Call to vote AGAINST this Bill (Amendment adopted in lieu of original HB 302):   

Senate Health & Social Services

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HB 13

PUBLIC SAFETY

URGENT!

Hearing 5/17/22 @ 11 am

Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony:  This Act increases the minimum penalty to 5 years & to 10 years for defendants with 2 prior felonies.  This Act restores the requirements that defendants be sentenced consecutively & prohibits suspension of the sentence. This Act is intended to enhance public safety by appropriately punishing criminal use of firearms

Primary Sponsor: Yearick (R)

Status:  Introduced and Assigned to House Judiciary Committee on 12/04/20.

5/17 Meeting Notice

Virtual Meeting Info:

Meeting Link: TBD

1-866-403-9129 Password: JUDICIARY

5/17 Meeting Livestream

Watch Recorded 5/11 Hearing here

Action: Write & Call ASAP

IN FAVOR--WRITE OR CALL:

 House Judiciary Committee

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HB 253

MEDICAL

URGENT!

Hearing 5/17/22 @ 2 pm 

 Removes MEDICAL FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Violates Individual Rights.  This bill provides flexibility for nursing and assisted living facilities to make hiring decisions contingent on staff influenza vaccination status.

 Primary Sponsor: McBride (D)

Status:  Passed by Senate 5/3/22; Out of House Health & Human Development Committee 5/11/22.

5/17 Meeting Notice

5/17 Meeting Livestream

Watch Recorded 5/11 Hearing here

Action: Write & Call ASAP

WRITE OR CALL TO OPPOSE NOW!

Violates Medical Freedom to Choose Medical Options by Individuals in the Medical Profession.  

House Assembly Members

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HB 183-HA 2

ELECTION INTEGRITY

URGENT!

Hearing 5/18/22 @ 11:30 am

Bill to ensure state & county officeholders/candidates live in the communities they represent.  Debate set in the HOUSE on Tuesday, 5/3.   HB 183 seeks to create a process for verifying that an incumbent elected official or a candidate is a resident of the district or area they represent or seek to represent, using a protocol requiring an affidavit & proof of primary residence be filed with the Commissioner of Elections (municipalities are excluded).

Primary Sponsor: Hensley (R)

Status:  Passed HOUSE 5/3/22 & Assigned to the Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee 5/3/22. 

5/18 Meeting Notice

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Livestream Link: TBD

Watch 5/3 Hearing here

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WRITE OR CALL TO SUPPORT NOW!  Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee

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HB 395

ELECTION INTEGRITY

URGENT!

Hearing 5/18/22 @ 12 pm

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:  Introduced and assigned to House Administration Committee on 4/28/22

5/18 Meeting Notice

Meeting Link: TBD
1-800-285-6670 Password: ADMINISTRATION

5/18 Meeting Livestream 
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House Administration Committee

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HB 389

TAXES

URGENT!

Hearing 5/18/22 @ 3 pm

Bill to establish a policy regarding costs & cycles for property tax assessments. HB 389 requires that school districts collect the same total revenue after reassessment as they did the previous year. 

 Removes the 10% increase for school property taxes after reassessment.

Primary Sponsor: M. Smith (R)

Status: Introduced and assigned to House Education Committee on 4/28/22.

5/18 Meeting Notice

Virtual Meeting Info:

Meeting Link: TBD
1-888-272-8703 Password: EDUCATION

5/18 Meeting Livestream

Action: Write & Call ASAP

IN FAVOR--WRITE OR CALL:

 House Education Committee

Additional sponsors are:

Senator Wilson

Senator Pettyjohn

Representative Yearick

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HB 75

ELECTION INTEGRITY

Removes Significant Qualifiers for Mail In Voting (allows for Election Fraud).  REQUIRES A SUPER MAJORITY VOTE.  We CAN defeat this—All Republicans MUST vote against!

Primary Sponsor: Bentz (D)

Status: Laid on Table in House 6/17/21.

Action: Write & Call ASAP

Request EVERY Republican to vote AGAINST this Bill

EVERY Republican Legislator

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HB 371

PUBLIC SAFETY

ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO LEGALLY PUSH MARIJUANA!  Removes all penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under 21 years of age. Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and public consumption remain unclassified misdemeanors. 

Primary Sponsor: Osienski (D)

Status: Passed House 5/5/22. Passed Senate 5/12/22.   Sent to Governor to sign. 

IN FINAL STAGES BEFORE BECOMING LAW!  ACT NOW! 

Watch Recorded 5/11 Hearing here

Action: Write & Call ASAP

WRITE OR CALL TO OPPOSE NOW! 

 Request Governor Carney to VETO!  

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HB 400

RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

HB 400 would allow dependents on an insurance policy to receive "sensitive health care services" WITHOUT the policy holder being alerted. Services such as:  GENDER TRANSITION, ABORTION, Reproductive, Contraceptive, Pre-&-Post Natal, Pregnancy testing & counseling, Diagnosis/treatment ~ vaginal infections, Managing abnormal pap smears, Testing, treatment & prevention of STDs, HIV, AIDS & Hep C, Fertility treatments, Medication disorders (medication & treatment); substance use & office visits for assessment of risk of sexual or pregnancy coercion, Sexual and/or Domestic violence treatment, support & counseling. 

Primary Sponsor: Griffith (D)

Status: Introduced to House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce on 4/28/22. RELEASED FROM COMMITTEE on 5/3 and goes to the HOUSE to Vote (not yet scheduled)!

Watch Recorded 5/3 Hearing here

Action: Write & Call ASAP

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House Membership

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