Legislation Update… Time for Action!

Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 65

August 2nd, 2022

Trade and blue-collar jobs are in high demand throughout the state, but the availability of qualified and certified employees has been limited. Senate Republicans committed to closing this discrepancy during the 151st General Assembly. Drafted by Senator Pettyjohn, the bipartisan Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 65 establishes a program similar to SEED, allowing eligible […]

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#9 DE Legislative Update DFPC

July 30th, 2022

Legislative Session ended on June 30th, followed by a fantastic July for our team which you’ll hear more about soon.  The bills that did not pass this session or get a committee hearing are now dead since the two-year session has ended. A new legislative session begins in January 2023. The bills proposed this session, regardless of […]

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Vote-by-Mail & Election Day Registration Bills Signed into Law~ What’s all the hype about?

July 27th, 2022

Bills to allow citizens to register to vote on Election Day and cast ballots by mail were signed into law by Gov. John Carney. The House of Representatives and State Senate delivered the controversial bills to the governor’s desk earlier this week. Both measures cleared the legislature on contested votes largely along partisan lines. Election […]

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State Lawmaker Questions Wisdom,

July 27th, 2022

Benefits of Paid Family Leave Nearly nineteen hundred state and school district employees took advantage of the state’s paid family leave benefit during Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), leading one state lawmaker to question its net impact. According to a report issued by the Delaware Department of Human Resources last week, 1,897 […]

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July 22nd: Updates from Senator Pettyjohn

July 27th, 2022

Senate Republicans Issue Statement Regarding SCR 128 King’s Ice Cream’s 50th Anniversary Constituent Coffee Wrap Up Below is the statement our caucus release shortly after Monday’s special session was announced. This afternoon, the Senate President Pro Tempore, David Sokola, announced the Delaware State Senate will reconvene on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. to […]

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GOP chair sues Department of Elections over new voting laws

July 25th, 2022

The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Delaware has filed suit against the state’s Department of Elections over two new laws legalizing mail-in voting and same-day voter registration. GOP chair Jane Brady, who was Delaware’s attorney general from 1995 until 2005, said the new laws violate the state Constitution. “The Constitution provides you must vote […]

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Senator Dave Wilson

July 25th, 2022

Access to educational services is vital for Delawareans and ensuring equal opportunities was a goal of the Senate Republicans during the 151st General Assembly. Senator Wilson spearheaded this effort by drafting and introducing Senate Bill 106. A constituent-driven bill, SB 106 ensures that homeschool students with disabilities are eligible for the same services as those […]

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Senator López

July 25th, 2022

Senate Republicans accomplished a lot during the 151st General Assembly, drafting and passing meaningful legislation to better the lives of Delawareans throughout the state. Sponsored by Senator López, the bipartisan Senate Bill 218 was signed into law in April. SB 218 prohibits an insurance company from using an individual’s status as a living organ or […]

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Education Forum scheduled for

July 23rd, 2022

Thursday at Legislative Hall As I stated last week, on Thursday, July 28, I am holding an Education Forum at Legislative Hall in Dover, starting at 10 a.m. This past year, I introduced these three education-related bills:  SB206 Comparative Politics This Act requires a school district or charter school serving high school students to provide […]

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