Gov. Markell Set to Sign Bills Relating to Naloxone, School Choice & Electronic Insurance Cards
By Kelli Steele

Updated Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 7:07am

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will be busy this afternoon, signing a host of bills into law.

Senate Bill 219 will be signed at 1 o'clock; it allows the Department of Health and Social Services to provide more of the life-saving drug Naloxone through community-based programs. The bill will also increase the amount of Naloxone available for purchase at no or low cost to the community for its administration to those who have suffered an overdose while waiting for emergency response. Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, such as heroin or morphine.

At 1:30 p.m., the Gov. will sign House Bill 337, relating to the school district enrollment choice program and Senate Bill 209, relating to charter schools. HB 337 promotes uniformity in the timing of the application process for school districts, charter schools, magnet schools and career and technical education schools. SB 209 which requires the Department of Education to further define the process of the consideration of impact in the charter school application review process.

Gov. Markell will also today at 1:45 p.m. sign House Bill 258, regarding electronic insurance cards. The bill allows vehicle insurance identification cards to be produced and displayed in an electronic format on cell phones or tablets and used by insured motorists as proof of insurance with law enforcement.

All the bills will be signed in the Governor's Legislative Hall Office in Dover.

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