Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [D]

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DESB35PassThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB265PassThe purpose of this bill is to make full time paid firefighters in volunteer fire companies in this State eligible to join the Delaware County and Municipal/Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB38PassFor purposes of clarity regarding Delaware's commitment to supporting Delawareans with disabilities, including military service-related disabilities, this Act codifies existing county-level tax exemptions. Absent this Act, Delaware will continue ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis Act clarifies that the reviews of child and maternal deaths are confidential and may not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Death Review Commission are protected.
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB182PassThis bill clarifies that the reviews of child abuse and neglect deaths and near deaths are confidential and should not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Protection Accountabil...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB181PassThis Act makes updates to how reports of child abuse and neglect are handled by the various members of the multidisciplinary team. The Act codifies the multidisciplinary team and case. The Act adds additional duties to the Investigation Coordinator, ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB56PassThis bill implements a portion of the federal requirements in the bipartisan Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act to promote greater normalcy for youth in foster care. Specifically, it provides a limitation from liability provisi...
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2017-08-17
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis Act consolidates Delaware law related to child abuse and child sexual abuse training and detection, suicide prevention, bullying, criminal youth gang detection, and teen dating violence and sexual assault into one subchapter of Chapter 41, Title...
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2017-08-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB133PassThis bill would create an end date for the special filing deadline created by school board vacancies that arise after the second Friday in February. The new end date for these vacancies would be the first Friday in March. Any vacancies that arise aft...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB139PassThis bill allows the election cycle regarding contributions from political parties and political action committees to reset after the Primary Election as it does for other contributors.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB168PassThis bill eliminates the outdated provisions relating to mobile registration while maintaining the right of any person to register to vote at any county office of the Department of Elections.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB229PassThis bill concerns sick leave payout for retired State Troopers who became reemployed in public education. Specifically, this bill adds language to the code that would treat retired State Troopers the same as other educational employees as it relates...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHJR4PassThis resolution requires a Delaware Certificate of Multi-literacy be established. The criteria for such certificate is to be developed by the Department of Education no later than August 30, 2017.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB173PassThis bill further consolidates animal welfare law enforcement roles and responsibilities under Title 16. The Office of Animal Welfare enforces all animal control and animal cruelty laws of this state. Upon the transfer of such responsibilities to the...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB87PassThis Act updates the school stability law for children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) following passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary a...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB86PassThis Act authorizes the Family Court to appoint an education decision maker for abused, dependent, neglected, and delinquent children and children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families under Chapter 25 o...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB230PassThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB85VetoThis bill eliminates the use of an enrollment preference for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill No. 90 of the 147...
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2017-07-20
Vetoed by Governor
DEHB98PassThis Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met. In addition, this Ac...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB184EngrossThis bill adds to the requirements for licensure as a River Pilot Apprentice that an applicant not have been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of river piloting. This bill empowers the Board of Pilot Commissioners to waive su...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHCR39EnrollThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of consolidating school districts in the state of Delaware.
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2017-07-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 7 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DESB59PassThis Act replaces the current multistate nurse licensure compact with an enhanced version. The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice ...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB226PassRecognizing a fundamental economic change toward businesses that require innovation, The Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware, issued Executive Order One on January 18, 2017 creating a Working Group of business and government l...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB260IntroThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2017-06-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 260 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB114EngrossThis bill updates existing laws under Title 16 by making corrections to terms used concerning the State Spay and Neuter Program, and members assigned to the Spay and Neuter Performance Review Committee, including the addition of a representative of a...
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2017-06-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB127IntroThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2017-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR46EngrossThis Resolution designates the month of June as "Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month" and June 27, 2017, as "Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day" in order to bring awareness to those who suffer from post-traumatic ...
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2017-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESJR3EnrollThis resolution honors our Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families by designating Delaware Route 202 to, Gold Star Highway Honoring Families of Fallen Service Members.
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2017-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-27
Amendment SA 2 to SB 112 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB81IntroAccording to the National Conference of State Legislatures, on average, an incarcerated parent with a child support order has the potential to leave prison with nearly $20,000 in child support debt, having entered the system with around half that amo...
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2017-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB50IntroDelaware's Community College System, operated by Delaware Technical and Community College (the College), plays a critical role in the State's economy by providing workforce development and transfer education that connects Delawareans with goo...
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2017-06-21
Amendment SA 1 to SB 50 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB218IntroThis Act removes the ability of members of the Interagency Resource Management Committee to appoint designees to serve in their stead.
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2017-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DESB126IntroThis Act provides school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A), issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Associ...
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2017-06-21
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB143PassThis Act removes the provisional license and re-establishes a 3 tiered licensure system. An initial license provides for two years for the initial licensee to obtain a passing score on an approved performance assessment. This Act provides for recipro...
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2017-06-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB1PassThis Act builds on some of the legislation passed by the 148th General Assembly that addressed the wage gap between men and women. When employers ask prospective employees for their wage or salary history, it perpetuates disparities in pay based on g...
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2017-06-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB22PassThis Act updates the requirements for Courts-Martial to ensure that all members of the Delaware National Guard receive due process through the military justice system. This legislation amends Title 20 to correct a constitutional defect in the current...
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2017-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB114PassThe purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits h...
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2017-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB5IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal rights. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It su...
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2017-06-13
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 9 NO 7 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB84PassThis bill provides that civil violations or penalties under subchapters IV and V of Delawares Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Title 16 are included as offenses whereby a $15 penalty is assessed for the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes.
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB120EnrollThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-06-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB90IntroThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2017-06-07
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB112EnrollThis Act allows professional licensing boards and commissions administered by the Division of Professional Regulation to recognize military education, training, and experience of all current and former military personnel when reviewing credentials an...
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2017-06-06
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB2IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. I...
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2017-06-06
Stricken in House
DEHB213IntroThis bill creates a mechanism by which school boards may increase funds for a school district without a referendum.
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2017-06-06
To House Education Committee
DESB41PassIn an effort to reduce overdose deaths relating to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, this Act requires carriers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies and prohibits carriers from impos...
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2017-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThe denial by private and public health benefit administrators of adequate coverage for substance abuse treatment has been identified as a major source of failed treatment efforts by persons addicted to controlled substances. These denials have also ...
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2017-05-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB91PassThis Act would enhance the ability of the prescription monitoring program to make informed determinations as to prescribers who may be making extraordinary prescriptions of opiates or other controlled substances, and to refer such cases to law enforc...
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2017-05-30
Signed by Governor
DESB62EnrollThis bill aligns requirements for initial licensure for school nurses to the unique role they play in Delaware public schools. It requires school nurses to hold a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university, maintain a ...
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2017-05-18
To House Education Committee
DESCR25EngrossThis resolution continues to raise awareness that the month of May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in Delaware and celebrates new research predicting lower melanoma rates.
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2017-05-18
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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