A smooth day for Delaware’s senators Thursday…

Posted on 03-23-2023

It was a day of unanimous votes for the Delaware Senate last Thursday, with 14 of the 15 items passed without any ‘no’ votes.

Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, was the only legislator to vote against House Substitute 1 for House Bill 34, a law that would require school boards from district and charter schools to hold public comment on each agenda item up for a vote.

The time for public comment would be required to take place before any vote.

Brown did not comment about the bill during the session and immediate efforts to reach him were unsuccessful Thursday. 

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Most school boards already allow community members to speak before action items, but bill sponsor Kim Williams, D-Marshallton, said this would make it uniform across the state. Williams is the chair of the House Education Committee and a former Red Clay Consolidated School District board member. 

Numerous resolutions passed without debate Thursday. They recognized special days and months of the calendar, such as designating March 25 as Greek Independence Day, April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month, and March 21 as Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day.

Continue reading the legislation here: https://delawarelive.com/senators-unanimously-agree-14of15-bills-thurs/