Senate Recap from Senator Lawson

Posted on 07-07-2021

The first half of the 151st General Assembly has come to a close. Much was able to be accomplished despite the challenges we faced as a state due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, in large part, due to the government-imposed lockdown of Delaware’s economy.
I authored many pieces of legislation this year. Some garnered a lot of attention, such as Senate Bill 58 and Senate Bill 172, and others did not, but have a profound effect on the safety and well-being of Delawareans.
Senate Substitute 1 for Bill 47 clarifies that yard waste is included in the types of trash and litter that is illegal to discard on a road. Grass clippings pose a great risk to motorcyclists, especially if the roads are wet, and can cause accidents that would otherwise likely be avoided.
Senate Bill 46 will permit a location licensed as a bottle club to allow customers to bring alcoholic beverages onto the premises. A great example of businesses that could benefit from this are wedding venues.
As we recess until January, I will continue fighting for you and will work to make the state of Delaware as great and free as it can be.