Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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DESCR6EngrossThis resolution places Delaware alongside several sister states--including Vermont, California, and Illinois--in calling for an Article V convention, following the United States Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissi...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB65EnrollThe 147th General Assembly passed a bill to allow access to private restrooms for persons suffering from Crohn’s, colitis or similar conditions. That Act provided that persons with such conditions must provide written documentation, such as ...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB70EnrollThis bill creates two types of licensure for the newly created Midwifery Advisory Council, licensed Certified Professional Midwives and licensed Certified Midwives. The bill clarifies that a licensee of the same licensure type should serve on the Pan...
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB88EngrossThis bill extends the veterans’ preference points in the State merit system. Currently, the preference is limited to veterans of the armed force who served during wartime. The bill allows all veterans who served on active duty and were honorabl...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (VETERANS AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB102EngrossThis bill amends the Address Confidentiality Act, Subchapter II of Chapter 96 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code, to extend the protections of the Department of Justice’s Address Confidentiality Program by prohibiting persons from publicly postin...
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB120IntroThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Indian Heritage and Culture.
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB74EngrossSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Landscape Architects by clarifying what is required to be qualified for licensure as a landscape architect in Delaware. Section 2 of this Act eliminates the requirement to obtai...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB82EngrossSenate Bill 20 of the 147th General Assembly (79 Del. Laws c. 251) formally established the Prison Education program in Chapter 24 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code. Employees of the Prison Education program whose primary job location is within an ins...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB84EngrossThis bill would require that breastfeeding women be excused from jury service in the courts of the State of Delaware.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB79IntroThis bill amends Section 4111 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code to establish policies and procedures that enable school districts, schools, teachers, and school staff to collect and use student data for appropriate educational purposes while ensuring ...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB85EngrossAn Act To Amend Title 13 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB140EngrossThis bill increases several revenue sources for the Transportation Trust Fund. The motor vehicle document fee is increased from 3.75% to 4.25%. The fee for late renewal of a driver’s license is increased from $1.15 to $10, and the fee for late ...
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 25 YES 16 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB99IntroThis Act makes clear that it is a class A misdemeanor when a person, knowing the information reported is false or baseless, reports to a law-enforcement officer or agency that a Protection from Abuse Order has been violated. This Act also makes techn...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB101IntroThis Act creates a new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (“APRN”) Committee to assist the Board of Nursing in the regulation of nursing practice consistent with the national Consensus Model for APRN regulation. Included in the Act are pr...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB12IntroThis Act closes two significant loopholes in Delaware law in order to ensure that punishment for the illegal possession of firearms by violent persons is certain. First, by adding a definition for “convicted” or “conviction” t...
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2015-05-13
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DESB41EngrossThis Act gives State law enforcement agencies the ability to prosecute those who aim the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft. This Act supplements Federal prosecution efforts focused on deaths or injuries caused by use of laser pointers by enactin...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB91IntroThis bill involves the public school immunization program. Currently, the Affidavit of Religious Belief does not expressly alert parents or guardians who file for the religious exemption from the program that the child will be temporarily excluded fr...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB73EngrossThis legislation updates the Self-Service Storage Facility Act to permit notice being sent by electronic mail. As regards notices of default, this legislation includes specific protections for occupants of said facilities.
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2015-05-13
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB129IntroCurrently, communities in the program only get reimbursed for snow events equal to or greater than 4 inches. This bill allows communities in the snow reimbursement program with the Delaware Department of Transportation that have schools within their ...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB133IntroThis bill requires builders of new, one- or two-family residential dwellings that are 3 stories or less to provide to the purchasers a cost estimate from the builder for an automatic sprinkler system, as well as information from the State Fire Marsha...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DESB90IntroThis Act adds intractable epilepsy to the list of debilitating medical conditions for which a physician may supply a written certification for medical marijuana. It also specifically adds disorders such as dystonia which are characterized by involunt...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHCR34EngrossThis concurrent resolution commends the Food Bank of Delaware for its contributions towards ending hunger and resolving the root causes of poverty in the State of Delaware through its increased statewide impact.
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2015-05-13
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB96IntroThe Regulatory Flexibility and Transparency Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. Under the Act, whenever an agency proposes to adopt or amend a regulation that ...
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2015-05-13
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
DEHB60EnrollThis bill creates an Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Program in Delaware, to implement federal legislation enabling the creation of savings accounts with tax advantages similar to 529 accounts, designed to be used by persons w...
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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB44EnrollWhen the owner of a vehicle who qualifies for the following military license plates: Former Prisoners of War; Veterans with Disabilities; Veterans Formerly Missing-in-action; Delaware National Guard and Reserves; Purple Heart; Recipients of Medals or...
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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB81EnrollThe Department of Education issues an annual Delaware Public Education Profile on all Delaware public schools. This bill adds the information pertaining to the role of the Title IX Coordinator and their contact information into the annual Education P...
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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB75EngrossThe continued existence and dissemination of juvenile criminal histories hampers an individual’s ability to be a successful and productive member of society. Juvenile criminal histories are a hindrance to employment, education, housing and cred...
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2015-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB77EngrossThis bill amends Delaware’s version of the “Move Over Law” by including vehicles owned or operated by a public utility, as defined under 26 Del.C., 102(2), that are performing roadside work, provided they have properly surrounded t...
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2015-05-12
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB4IntroThis bill expressly prohibits employment discrimination based on surviving sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking. Employers must provide reasonable accommodations, which may include re-purposing accrued leave originally designated for a diff...
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2015-05-12
Reported Out of Committee (LABOR) in House with 10 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB82IntroPursuant to 14 Del. C. Chapter 1, the Secretary and Department of Education are given authority to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations, consistent with the laws of the State of Delaware, for the administration and supervision of the public edu...
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2015-05-12
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHR14IntroThis House Resolution recognizes May 11-15, 2015, as “Infrastructure Week” in the State of Delaware.
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2015-05-12
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB95IntroThe Regulatory Flexibility and Transparency Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. Under the Act, whenever an agency proposes to adopt or amend a regulation that ...
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2015-05-12
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
DEHB32EnrollThis bill allows the Delaware Transit Corporation to advertise on the back panels of bus shelters, in addition to the downstream panels currently authorized.
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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB33EnrollThis bill clarifies the types of signs that are permitted to be erected in the State’s right-of-way by an outside entity, with department approval. The legislation provides consistency with federal regulations for outdoor advertising.
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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB109EngrossUnder current Delaware law there is no recognized right to privacy in an employee or applicant’s social networking site passwords and account information. This Bill makes it unlawful for employers, subject to certain exceptions, (i) to mandate ...
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2015-05-07
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
DEHCR26EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes May 6 through 12th, 2015 as National Nurses Week.
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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB34EngrossWhen a certified repair technician completes repairs to a customer’s vehicle, the technician’s best validation of the repair is to test drive the vehicle before returning it to the customer. Many times a customer’s vehicle’s r...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 5 Favorable
DEHB39IntroThe purpose of this bill is to decriminalize the possession or private use of a personal use quantity of marijuana. More specifically, persons who possess one ounce or less of marijuana shall be assessed a civil penalty that will not become part of a...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB37EnrollThis bill requires a mammography service provider to provide specific notice to a patient if that patient presents with dense breast tissue.
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB61IntroThis bill requires that all public meetings of the boards of education of public school districts, vo-tech school districts, and public meetings of charter schools’ boards of directors be digitally recorded and made available to the public on t...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 4 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB61EngrossThis Act clarifies that school buses are not exempt from the requirement to stop at railroad grade crossings regulated by a traffic-control signal or at railroad grade crossings protected by crossing gates or flashing lights. Section 4163 currently i...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 5 Favorable
DESB72IntroThis bill increases the teaching and administrative experience qualifications for the Secretary of Education from 5 years to 10 years. The Bill also clarifies that at least 6 years must be of teaching experience and at least 2 years must be of admini...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB113IntroSince at least the 1980s, the Supreme Court has occasionally heard argument in locations other than Dover when time exigencies or special circumstances (such as the educational value of holding arguments at a law school) justified a departure from ho...
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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 4 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB88IntroThis Act authorizes the Division of Parks and Recreation to augment the funding it receives from the State Budget thru proactive endeavors.
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2015-05-06
To Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee
DEHB59EnrollThis Act makes changes to the state’s list of statutory violent felonies (“list”). First, the Act adds two crimes, felony Promoting Sexual Solicitation of a Child and felony Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence, to the list. Seco...
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2015-05-05
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHR9IntroRecognizing May 2015 As Older Americans Month.
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2015-05-05
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB123IntroThis bill revises the statutory provisions relating to reciprocity requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, and aestheticians. Currently an applicant from a state with licensure standards less stringent than those of Delaware must show 5 continuous ...
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2015-05-05
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB3EngrossThis bill requires that employers receiving contracts from the State shall certify in that contract that, in addition to already mandated fair business practices, the contractor shall ensure that its employees receive equal pay for equal work without...
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2015-05-01
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
DESB10PassThis Act makes technical changes to the Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS) II Advisory Committee membership and meeting dates. Additionally, this Act clarifies language regarding the Committee’s duties in order to better provide advic...
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2015-04-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB47EnrollThis Bill makes technical amendments to three sections of Title 11 of the Delaware Code that incorrectly refer to the Department of Correction as either the State Board of Correction or the Department of Health and Social Services. The Department of ...
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2015-04-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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