Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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DEHB242PassThis bill clarifies the role and authority of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare and Department of Agriculture regarding animal cruelty enforcement. The Office of Animal Welfare was directed by the 148th General Assembly ...
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2016-02-03
Signed by Governor
DEHJR4PassMany students in Delaware schools are failing to receive the education and training that is required to achieve the financial literacy required to be productive citizens. This joint resolution is designed to establish a task force to study and make ...
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2016-02-01
Signed by Governor
DESB39EnrollThis bill provides for an increase of the minimum wage by .50 cents per year for the next 4 years beginning June 1, 2016 and adds a COLA increase thereafter.
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2016-01-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESCR45EngrossThis concurrent resolution commends and thanks the employees of the Delaware Department of Transportation for their tireless efforts to keep Delaware’s roads and sidewalks clear, economy vibrant, and motorists safe during Winter Storm Jonas.
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2016-01-28
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHCR53EngrossThis concurrent resolution outlines the General Assembly joining with the Food Bank of Delaware in the “148 in the 148th” Food Drive, with the goal of reaching 148,000 pounds of food or $148,000, or a combination thereof, by March 31, 201...
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2016-01-28
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB165IntroThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB231IntroThis bill requires that charter schools participate in the state retirement system.
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHB224EngrossThis bill changes the size of the commission from 17 Commissioners to 15 to reflect the current number of commissioners serving. The increase in “at large” position will occur as current members terms expire and are replaced by “at ...
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (VETERANS AFFAIRS) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB174EnrollThis legislation creates a Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission, similar to commissions that the state has in place to review child deaths and the deaths of domestic violence victims. The purpose of the Commission is to examine the facts and circ...
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2016-01-27
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB253IntroThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable and capable of exceeding the tax amount otherwise due. The credit is reduced from 20% of the corresponding federal earned income credit to 6% for 2017. That percentage in...
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (REVENUE & FINANCE) in House with 6 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB169EngrossDespite the enactment of Senate Bill No. 117 (148th General Assembly), 80 Del. Laws, c. 116, applicants for insurance producer licenses have continued to experience significant delays in receiving federal background checks. This Act further revises D...
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESB178IntroThis bill makes technical changes to the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III Child Protection Act.
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB260IntroThis bill requires State Board of Education to hold all of its meetings at 5:30 p.m. or after, in order to facilitate the attendance of interested teachers, parents, and community members. The mission statement of the State Board of Education emphasi...
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2016-01-27
To House Education Committee
DEHB85EngrossThis bill allows school taxes and property taxes to be collected by tax intercept.
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2016-01-26
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB170IntroThe eligibility criteria for interment at the veterans’ cemetery are not current. This bill makes Delaware consistent with the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) Directive 3210 dated January 18, 2011. NCA requires that a state cemetery be f...
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2016-01-21
Stricken
DEHJR10EnrollIn 2007, the Virginia General Assembly became the first state legislature to formally acknowledge and apologize for a state’s involvement in slavery. To date, the legislatures of 8 of the 18 states which had slaves in 1860 – Alabama, Conn...
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2016-01-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB181IntroThis Act allows designated caregivers to possess and administer, and minor qualifying patients to use, medical marijuana oil for minor qualifying patients on school busses and on the grounds of the preschool, primary, or secondary school in which the...
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2016-01-21
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB107IntroThis bill articulates the principle that local school districts and school boards should have the authority to select their own leaders and staff from a pool of qualified applicants. These are decisions best left at the local level rather than impose...
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2016-01-20
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 5 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR50EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution adds to the Citizens Advisory Council for White Clay Creek State Park a voting member from the Silent Knights Soaring Society.
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2016-01-20
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB55IntroThis bill requires that the State Department of Education include in its ESEA Waiver Renewal Application a request to the U.S. Department of Education an additional year before incorporating the Smarter Balanced Assessment into its evaluations of tea...
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2016-01-19
Stricken
DEHB74IntroThis bill requires a utility provider to alert the homeowner’s association for any condominium or cooperative at least 72 hours before shutting off the service, in addition to notifying the occupants of the dwelling unit.
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2016-01-19
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DESB74EnrollSection 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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2016-01-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB186EngrossCurrently, all school districts, including vocational schools, are subject to the Auditor of Accounts. Edits to the November 2010 Charter School Manual removed instructions for charter schools to go through Auditor of Accounts when contracting for au...
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2016-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB240IntroThis bill establishes the Statewide Afterschool Initiative Learning Program. The Program will provide grants to public schools, that qualify as Title I schools, to develop afterschool engagement of students that will provide extended learning, homewo...
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2016-01-14
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB241IntroIn 2010, House Bill No. 344 (“Bill”) was introduced, in part, to add the mayor of a municipal corporation to the list of individuals authorized to solemnize marriages in this State. The Bill was signed by the Governor and became law, see ...
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2016-01-14
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB156IntroThis bill would prohibit a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Departme...
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2016-01-13
SS 1 for SB 156 - Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB232IntroThis Act will require the State Board of Education to accept public comment on all agenda items at its meetings, including charter school applications and changes to regulations. The Board is not required to accept public comment concerning student d...
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2016-01-07
To House Education Committee
DESB168IntroThis Act includes Department of Transportation employees who work on interstate, expressway, arterial, and collector roads in the classification of employees who are eligible to receive hazardous duty pay. This Act also makes technical corrections t...
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2015-12-22
To Senate Highways & Transportation Committee
DEHB222IntroThis bill updates the eligibility requirements for interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery by referencing the National Cemetery Administration Directive. It additionally provides that members of the Guard or Reserve are eligible and allo...
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2015-12-10
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB223IntroThis bill changes the program for distributing payments to cities with tax-exempt properties owned by the State. Instead of directing payments only to county seats (Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown), the bill will authorize payments as well to any c...
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2015-12-10
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB184PassThis bill establishes a mechanism for persons receiving special education services pursuant to an active Individual Education Plan until the age of 21 to receive license to drive.
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2015-10-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB113PassSince 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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2015-10-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB88PassThis 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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2015-09-25
Signed by Governor
DESB53PassThis bill clarifies that a participating volunteer fire company or ladies auxiliary in the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Pension Plan has the ability to withdraw from the plan. As part of that withdrawal process the company or auxiliary would pa...
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2015-09-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB177PassThis bill requires utilities to maintain a third party notification system that allows a customer to designate a third party to receive notice prior to a termination of service. This bill also specifically allows condominium and common interest commu...
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2015-09-03
Signed by Governor
DESB57PassThis bill modernizes the abbreviated title of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), it updates the renewal and reinstatement requirements for advanced practice nursing licensure, and clarifies prescription requir...
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2015-09-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB82PassPursuant 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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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
DESB135PassThis Act prohibits non-essential idling of locomotives between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
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2015-08-14
Signed by Governor
DESB22PassThis bill allows first responders to use reasonable force to remove an animal confined in a motor vehicle under conditions likely to cause suffering, injury or death. The bill also allows a person removing an animal to use reasonable means to contact...
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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
DESB144PassThe Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Child Protection Act is the result of the work of the Delaware Background Checks Task Force, which was established by Executive Order 42. This legislation will consolidate into one chapter and section of the...
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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB109PassUnder 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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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB102PassThis 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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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB89PassThis bill promotes public safety by authorizing wireless service providers to give call location information concerning the telephone of a wireless service customer to a requesting law-enforcement agency or public safety answering point. The request ...
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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB133PassThis 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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2015-08-06
Signed by Governor
DESB122PassAn Act To Amend Title 14, Chapter 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Reorganization And Changing Of School District Boundaries.
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB148PassThe purpose of this bill is to create the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission as recommended by the recent report on Strengthening Wilmington Education, prepared by the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee. The Wilmington Education Improv...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB132PassThis Act provides that driver’s licenses will not be renewed nor will duplicate licenses be issued if there are outstanding fines of fees for minor traffic offenses subject to voluntary assessment until such fees are paid by the license applica...
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2015-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB106PassThis Bill clarifies that the Department of Transportation can set and post a lower speed limit at the delineation of the non-highway speed toll plaza area along Delaware State Route 1.
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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB123PassThis 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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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
DESB61PassThis 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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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
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