Del. Abortion Rights Protections Strengthened Under House-Passed Bill, Say Sponsors

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The House of Representatives has approved a bill that its sponsor said would improve availability of safe and accessible reproductive healthcare services, while protecting patients and providers from facing legal action under abortion laws in other states. House Bill 455 passed with 24 yes votes, 13 no Tuesday. Four representatives were absent. “As a nurse,…

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Vote by Mail Legislation Introduced in DE General Assembly

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Legislation has been filed in the General Assembly that would allow Delaware residents to vote by mail – starting this year. Senate Bill 320 – sponsored by Senator Kyle Evans Gay would direct the Department of Elections to provide an application for a mail ballot before a state primary, general or special election. A team…

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Del. Bill Addresses Access To Abortion Medications

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Physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses would be permitted to prescribe approved medications for termination of a pregnancy in Delaware, under a bill that has passed the State Senate.The sponsors said this legislation addresses a provision in the state code that allows only qualified physicians to prescribe and administer abortion medications. Requirements surrounding these…

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Del. Legislation Targets Fake COVID-19 Vax Cards

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Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards are targeted in new legislation filed in the Delaware General Assembly. The measure (HB 302) would add a definition of phony vaccination cards to the crime of second-degree forgery. “More and more, we have seen cases of individuals forging vaccination cards to circumvent guidelines or requirements to get vaccinated. This isn’t…

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Del. Sunset Panel Will Consider 9 Entities In 2022

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Five councils, three commissions and a committee will be reviewed by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee of the Delaware General Assembly in 2022. While being selected for review does not indicate problems or concern with an entity’s performance, the process is part of the committee’s commitment to review all applicable agencies, commissions, councils…

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