8 bills are ready to be signed into law after passing through the Senate Thursday.

8 bills pass Senate, ready to become Delaware law

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Eight bills were discussed and passed through the Senate Thursday and are heading to Gov. John Carney’s desk for signature in what is the last week of the legislative session. Here’s what is set to become law: House Bill 65, also sponsored by  Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Brandywine Hundred South, provides state employees who suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth or other loss, …

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard laws Wednesday cracking down on child and financial abuse.

Laws punishing child and financial abusers get Senate support

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Three laws seeking to prevent and crack down on child and financial abuse garnered support in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  They also drew emotional testimonies from victims of abuse or individuals who have had abuse negatively affect their lives.  House Bill 182, sponsored by Rep. Krista Griffith, D-Fairfax, changes child abuse in the third, second and first degree …

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House Judiciary OKs one child abuse bill, tables another

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday discussed in detail two bills that look to change how Delaware handles child abuse cases. One was passed; the other tabled. Senate Bill 124, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Arden, would clarify that people have to orally report cases of child abuse, neglect or trafficking to the Department of Services for Children, Youth …

House Bill 74 would privileged secrecy that priests have in sacramental confession in cases related to child abuse or neglect. (Cottonbro Studio photo from Pexels)

Bill would remove confession privileges for child abuse

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A new bill would remove the privileged secrecy that priests have in sacramental confession in cases related to child abuse or neglect. In response, the Diocese of Wilmington put out a statement that calls the idea “non-negotiable.” House Bill 74 is sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, with 10 other Democrats and Republican Rep Dave Wilson, R-Seaford, listed as additional …