Legislation to Provide EMS Care to K9s Signed by Gov Carney

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Another bill to provide better care to law enforcement K9s is Senate Bill 117 which is sponsored by Senator Brian Pettyjohn and Representative Lyndon Yearick. This measure allows paramedics and other EMS providers to care for an injured police dog at the scene of an emergency – and allows for transport of an injured K9…

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Legislation Introduced in DE State Senate for DNREC & PJM Interconnection to Study Transmission Impacts of Offshore Wind Development

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A bill sponsored by Democrat Senator Stephanie Hansen would direct DNREC to work with PJM Interconnection, LLC to study the transmission impacts of offshore wind development. Senate Bill 170 would also have DNREC work with neighboring states on offshore wind transmission. DNREC would then report back to the Governor and Delaware General Assembly on a…

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SB 96 Would Prohibit DNREC’s EV Sales Mandate to be Heard in Committee Wednesday Afternoon

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Legislation sponsored by State Senator Brian Pettyjohn and Representative Michael Ramone is now expected to be heard in the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee next Wednesday. Senate Bill 96 would prohibit DNREC from enacting its electric vehicle sales mandate. The bill would not restrict the sale of fuel-powered cars, trucks and SUVs in Delaware…

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Rescue Dog a Signature Away From DE Official State Dog

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Through the years, the Delaware General Assembly has approved short-lived bills for the official state dog. For some time Delaware’s State Dog has been the Golden Retriever. However state lawmakers are making a change – and have approved Senate Bill 37, which designates rescue dogs as the official state dog. A rescue dog is one…

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Legislation to Extend Time for Temporary Tags Passes State House

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Legislation that will increase the length of time for a valid temporary tag has been passed in the State House. House Amendment 1 to HB 111 would increase the length of time from 60 days to 90 days – or until the issuance of a permanent registration. The measure also keeps a temporary registration plate…

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DE State Lawmakers Urge Congressional Delegation to Deschedule Marijuana

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In March, the Delaware State Senate approved Senate Resolution 11, which urges the Delaware Congressional Delegation to deschedule marijuana. Currently marijuana is still a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, which is intended for exceptionally dangerous substances with high potential for abuse and no medical use. However marijuana currently has many accepted medical uses in the US…

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DE Tenants Rights Bill Advances to State House

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Legislation that will give tenants a right to representation in eviction proceedings and other landlord-tenant issues has been advanced by the Delaware State Senate. Senate Substitute 1 to SB 1 would help level the playing field between landlords and Delaware’s 100,000-plus renters, 1 in 5 of whom face eviction each year, by connecting tenants experiencing…

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DE State Senate Approves Tenants Rights Measure

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The Delaware State Senate has approved legislation that will give tenants a right to representation in eviction proceedings and other landlord-tenant actions. Senate Substitute 1 to Senate Bill 1 also creates a pre-trial diversion program aimed at resolving landlord-tenant disputes before they reach a courtroom. The measure was approved by a 19 to 0 vote…

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HB 1 the Marijuana Bill Passes in the DE House

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House Bill 1, which would legalize a personal use quantity of 1 ounce or less of marijuana was voted today in the Delaware House. There was quite a lot of discussion with the bill’s sponsor, Edward Osienski, as well as some Q&A with the past president of the Medical Society of Delaware, Dr David Henderson,…

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DE Senate Working to Make Public Participation in Legislative Process Easier

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The Delaware State Senate is making it easier for Delawareans to take part in the legislative process. All formal legislative proceedings – from the legislative session to committee hearings will be held in a hybrid format that will allow for in-person or virtual participation. Additional information from the Delaware Senate Majority Caucus: Here’s what the…

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