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Proposed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB276

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 And Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Eligibility Of Registered Qualifying Patients Under The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act To Purchase Or Possess Firearms.

Description: At least 36 states allow for the medical use of marijuana. However, federal firearm laws have not kept pace and currently prohibit an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from possessing or purchasing a firearm. It is still unlawful under federal law to use or possess marijuana.

Session: 151st General Assembly

Last Action: Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO

Last Action Date: June 29, 2022


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

14 sponsors: Andria Bennett (D); Bryan Townsend (D); Charles Paradee (D); Brian Pettyjohn (R); Kimberly Williams (D); Jeffrey Spiegelman (R); David Sokola (D); Jack Walsh (D); Gerald Hocker (R); Paul Baumbach (D); Eric Morrison (D); Edward Osienski (D); Michael Ramone (R); Michael Smith (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 34% (14 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Jun 29, 2022 Laid On Table in Senate
Jun 29, 2022 Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
Jun 29, 2022 Lifted From Table in Senate
Jun 22, 2022 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
Jun 14, 2022 Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
Jun 14, 2022 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
Jan 18, 2022 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
Jan 6, 2022 Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
Type Date State Link Text
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Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed
06/14/2022 41 0 0 0 Yes
  • Baumbach, Paul (D) Yea
  • Bennett, Andria (D) Yea
  • Bentz, David (D) Yea
  • Bolden, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Briggs King, Ruth (R) Yea
  • Bush, William (D) Yea
  • Carson, William (D) Yea
  • Chukwuocha, Nnamdi (D) Yea
  • Collins, Richard (R) Yea
  • Cooke, Franklin (D) Yea
  • Dorsey Walker, Sherry (D) Yea
  • Dukes, Timothy (R) Yea
  • Freel, Charles (D) Yea
  • Gray, Ronald (R) Yea
  • Griffith, Krista (D) Yea
  • Heffernan, Debra (D) Yea
  • Hensley, Kevin (R) Yea
  • Johnson, Kendra (D) Yea
  • Kowalko, John (D) Yea
  • Lambert, Larry (D) Yea
  • Longhurst, Valerie (D) Yea
  • Lynn, Sean (D) Yea
  • Matthews, Sean (D) Yea
  • Minor-Brown, Melissa (D) Yea
  • Mitchell, John (D) Yea
  • Moore, Sherae'a (D) Yea
  • Morris, Shannon (R) Yea
  • Morrison, Eric (D) Yea
  • Osienski, Edward (D) Yea
  • Postles, Charles (R) Yea
  • Ramone, Michael (R) Yea
  • Schwartzkopf, Peter (D) Yea
  • Short, Daniel (R) Yea
  • Shupe, Bryan (R) Yea
  • Smith, Michael (R) Yea
  • Smyk, Stephen (R) Yea
  • Spiegelman, Jeffrey (R) Yea
  • Vanderwende, Jesse (R) Yea
  • Williams, Kimberly (D) Yea
  • Wilson-Anton, Madinah (D) Yea
  • Yearick, Lyndon (R) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
06/29/2022 17 4 0 0 Yes
  • Bonini, Colin (R) Yea
  • Brown, Darius (D) Yea
  • Ennis, Bruce (D) Yea
  • Gay, Kyle (D) Yea
  • Hansen, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Hocker, Gerald (R) Nay
  • Lawson, David (R) Nay
  • Lockman, Elizabeth (D) Yea
  • Lopez, Ernesto (R) Yea
  • Mantzavinos, Spiros (D) Yea
  • McBride, Sarah (D) Yea
  • Paradee, W. Charles (D) Yea
  • Pettyjohn, Brian (R) Yea
  • Pinkney, Marie (D) Yea
  • Poore, Nicole (D) Yea
  • Richardson, Bryant (R) Nay
  • Sokola, David (D) Yea
  • Sturgeon, Laura (D) Yea
  • Townsend, Bryan (D) Yea
  • Walsh, John (D) Yea
  • Wilson, David (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

Link: link to state bill page

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