Session included measures to improve Delaware’s economy, create jobs, reform the Department of Correction, and combat addiction crisis Highlights of the 2017 legislative session include: Restructuring Economic Development: House Bill 226 restructures the way Delaware attracts good-paying jobs to Delaware and keeps them here, with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business development. Modernizing […]
Delaware will become first state to prohibit employers from requesting salary history DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed a new law that will prevent employers from requesting the salary history of job applicants and will help close the pay gap between men and women. Sponsored by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, the […]
New laws expand access to substance abuse treatment, remove insurance barriers, and strengthen oversight of prescriptions WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 41, House Bill 91, and House Bill 100, a bipartisan package of legislation that will expand access to substance abuse treatment, strengthen oversight of opioid prescriptions, […]
Governor also recognized April 2017 as National Donate Life Month in Delaware DOVER, Del. – Governor Carney on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 17, which allows HIV-positive Delawareans to donate organs to HIV-positive recipients, and allows organs from HIV-positive donors to be used for clinical research. Governor Carney also signed a proclamation recognizing April […]
Following a 35 – 4 vote in the House, Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 241 into law today setting up the Division of Forensic Science to take over the operations previously conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.