SB 219 would penalize those who misrepresent an animal as a service animal $500 on the first offense. (Photo by 24K-Production/iStock Getty Images)

New bill could penalize those lying about service animal

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A proposed law in Delaware would punish residents who lie about their animal being a service or assistance animal. Sponsored by Sen. Dave Lawson, R- Marydel, and Rep. Danny Short, R-Seaford, Senate Bill 219 would create penalties for misrepresentation of a service animal under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law and misrepresentation of an assistance animal under the Delaware Fair Housing …


Bioscience leaders prime legislators on growth of sector

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

The First State’s growing biosciences industry has its roots in the 1992 creation of the Delaware Technology Park, state life sciences and technology advocates told a Senate committee today. Today, that sector of the economy is responsible for 11,000 jobs with $2 billion in gross domestic product, said Mike Fleming, president of DelawareBio, which advocates for and offers support to …