Legislative Wrap-UpSenator Lawson

Posted on 08-05-2023

The attack on our freedoms continued in 2023, with DNREC proposing a regulation that would ban the sales of new gas and diesel-powered vehicles by 2023, and the majority party in the legislature passing bills to further restrict your Second Amendment rights.

Republicans mounted strong resistance to these, and other, measures. Here is a list of bills I sponsored or supported that would combat these acts, as well as some other good, meaningful pieces of legislation to support the law-enforcement community.

  Senate Bill 85: This legislation would strengthen our 2A freedoms, public safety, and make Delaware a Constitutional Carry state. As of now, it has not been released from the Senate Judiciary Committee.  

Senate Bill 96: This bill would prevent DNREC from implementing its electric vehicle mandate. A similar measure,

House Bill 123, would require the General Assembly to consider the regulation prior to its implementation. It passed the House of Representatives June 30th and will be considered in a Senate committee when the General Assembly reconvenes in January 2024. I was proud to co-sponsor both bills.  

Senate Bill 176: This legislation would require an owner of a retired police K-9 be reimbursed up to $1,500 annually for veterinary care expenses paid by the owner for the care of a retired law-enforcement K-9.

  SR 15: This resolution requests the President of the United States to award Mr. Jan C. Scruggs the Presidential Citizens Medal. Mr. Scruggs is a Vietnam veteran and is known as the “Founder of the Wall”. He has a been a fierce advocate for fellow Vietnam veterans and established the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to build a national memorial in Washington, D.C. The resolution passed the Senate unanimously and a letter was sent to President Biden with this formal request.
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