Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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DEHB408PassThis Act requires that no later than school year 2017-2018, all public school sites, excluding charter school sites, that participate in the National School Lunch Program offer breakfast through an alternative service model(s), which may include, but...
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2016-09-14
Signed by Governor
DESB205PassThis bill designates the Kalmar Nyckel as the official Tall Ship of Delaware.
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2016-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB181PassThis 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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2016-09-07
Signed by Governor
DESB188PassThis bill transfers the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program to the Office of the Child Advocate creating one office in this State that provides legal representation to children. The bill updates the law to reflect the practices of the Office of ...
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2016-09-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB290PassThis Act is the result of the findings of the Lyme Disease Prevention Task Force (“the Task Force”). On June 1, 2015, the Task Force issued a report that made several recommendations. One of the recommendations was to “[d]evelop on ...
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2016-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB291PassLyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Typical symptoms include fatigue, fever, and headache. Without treatment, the infection can damage the joints, heart, and central nervo...
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2016-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB259PassThe bill authorizes the Division of Public Health (DPH) to provide a Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) statewide. The bill lifts the geographic restriction on the program which is currently limited to the City of Wilmington, and expands the membership o...
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2016-08-11
Signed by Governor
DESB216PassThis bill reflects current practice within Family Court as to how and when one files for Extended Jurisdiction. This bill provides for a petition for extended jurisdiction to be filed by the youth who will be or was in foster care at age 18 or by the...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB281PassThis bill adds deputy chief fire marshals I through V to the “law-enforcement and investigative agents” category for purposes of bargaining units in state employment. Deputy chief fire marshals are considered law enforcement officers and ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB206PassThis Act updates a general provision of the code to reflect current practice and conform with specific statutory language applicable to the appointment of a vacant office for a commissioner in the Superior Court or the Court of Common Pleas.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB373PassThis bill amends the definition of family to make spouses and couples gender neutral. This bill also permits the transfer of misdemeanor criminal jurisdiction in cases involving former spouses, persons cohabitating with or without a child in common, ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB389PassThis bill is in response to concerns that an automobile insurance carrier might increase the rates or terminate the policy of non-profit transportation drivers who do not receive monetary compensation. This bill is designed to protect these drivers f...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB208PassThis Act makes the following technical corrections to two online privacy protection bills passed during the General Assembly’s 2015 session: (i) the Act amends Section 1204C of the Delaware Online Privacy Protection Act, Chapter 12C, Title 6, t...
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESJR10PassThis Senate Joint Resolution encourages State government to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB406PassVolunteer Firefighters have been a valuable part of public safety to the citizens of the State of Delaware for over 200 years. They have provided fire, rescue, and EMS services, which have saved many lives and averted millions of dollars of property ...
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2016-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB340PassThis bill allows the Wilmington Parking Authority to enter into partnerships and other organizations for the development of public parking garages. This bill is important to retaining and attracting major employers to the City of Wilmington and to de...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis Bill creates a licensure exemption for individuals engaged solely in the practice of hair braiding, which does not involve hair cutting, dyeing or the application of chemicals. In short, hair braiding is a low risk activity which does not requir...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
DESB242PassThis Act eliminates the financial bar to voter registration and makes technical changes to bring the chapter into conformity with 2, article V of the Constitution of this State, which no longer requires a 5 year waiting period before a person convic...
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB419PassThis bill allows the Delaware Real Estate Commission to develop a new form of Seller’s Disclosure for the sale of vacant land being sold without a house, but being marketed as appropriate for the construction of a dwelling for 1-4 families.
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB327PassThis bill permits Delaware residents to become early stage investors in Delaware based startups through newly available crowdfunding platforms. The enabling of this new investment tool allows corporations and other business to offer or sell securitie...
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2016-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESJR13EnrollThis joint resolution names the comfort station on the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park after Senator David B. McBride.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB399EnrollThis bill makes changes to the educator evaluation system. The General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution No. 6, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, directing the DPAS II Advisory Committee to establish a subcommittee in order to review and make...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR90EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution expresses the General Assembly’s opposition to the current cost allocation for the Artificial Island transmission project and creates a 7 member Regional Legislative Transmission Cost Equity Committee to protect Delaw...
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB206EngrossThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by th...
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2016-06-30
Reported Out of Committee (FINANCE) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB150EngrossThis bill allows that penalties for violations of rules of the road are enhanced when a victim is vulnerable user (as defined) of a right-of-way who experiences serious physical injury. It expands vulnerable user protection from careless or inattenti...
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2016-06-30
SS 1 for SB 150 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHJR12EngrossThis House Joint Resolution fulfills the condition of 14 Del C. 1026(d)(1) that the General Assembly must pass and the Governor must sign a Joint Resolution supporting the proposed changes to school district boundaries in New Castle County. It also ...
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2016-06-30
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 6 YES 15 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB197PassAfter the delivery of a child, major mental and public health issues which need to be addressed may arise, including the occurrence of postpartum depression or feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, and guilt. This presents problems not only for the...
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB272EnrollSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 7 of the Delaware Code (“Subchapter III”) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. 1791 (“Bill Emerson Act̶...
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2016-06-30
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESJR16IntroThis Senate Joint Resolution calls on the United States Congress to act in the public interest and approve pending legislation barring persons in the federal government’s classified terrorist database, commonly referred to as "the terroris...
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2016-06-30
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 10 YES 9 NO 2 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB317PassThis bill prohibits discrimination in employment based upon an individual’s caregiving responsibilities. Workers should be judged on the merits of their performance at work, not their responsibilities at home. Five states and over 90 localities...
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB314PassThis bill makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require an employee to not disclose his or her wages.
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB316PassThis bill prohibits discrimination in employment based upon an individual’s reproductive health decisions. Delaware laws currently prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or pregnancy; however, this legislation makes it clear that an employ...
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB30IntroThis bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fo...
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2016-06-29
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB168EngrossThis 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.
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2016-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHCR97EngrossThis resolution recognizes November 2016 as “Native American Heritage Month” in Delaware.
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2016-06-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB214PassCurrently, for an assault to rise to the level of assault in the second degree against a nurse, the nurse must be rendering emergency care. This bill includes an assault on a nurse performing a work-related duty as a second degree assault.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB309PassThis Act would remove the exemption from the Freedom of Information Act that currently exists for proceedings and records of the Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (SLEAF), making those records and proceedings of that fund subject to the State&#...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB320PassThis bill removes “homosexuality” and “lesbianism” from the definition of misconduct that may be used as grounds for a divorce.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB319IntroThis non-punitive, public health-oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (“CAPTA”) that requires States to have policies and procedures in place to address th...
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2016-06-28
Amendment HA 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB366IntroThis bill endeavors to reconcile patients’ rights to know all their health care options with the desire of some health care providers to not provide certain care based on religious or philosophical beliefs. This act balances the religious liber...
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2016-06-28
Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 7 YES 29 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB374IntroThis Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 4 years. While longer board member terms enable school board members to have more years as experienced board members, this must be weighed against the goal of providing the community ...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB437IntroThis bill requires that all contractors and subcontractors are required, independently or through agreement with other organizations, to provide craft training for journeyman and apprentice levels through a bona fide program approved by and registere...
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2016-06-28
Amendment HA 5 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB287IntroThis Act prohibits the sale, transfer, or delivery of a firearm to any person on the Federal Government’s terrorist watch list or the Federal Government’s no-fly list, or on any other list used by the Transportation Security Administratio...
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2016-06-25
Stricken
DEHB117IntroThis Act will create a funding source for students enrolled in Delaware public schools who are determined as low-income according to the Department of Education. This funding source will be in addition to the normal enrollment based funding provided ...
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2016-06-23
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB274IntroThis bill allows for collective bargaining in each of the defined units when a majority of the identified employees are recognized. In addition, specific dates and timeframes are added.
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2016-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (APPROPRIATIONS) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESCR80EngrossThis Resolution honors USO Delaware on its 25th Anniversary, and the USO on its 75th Anniversary, for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2016-06-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB73PassThis 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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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB325PassThis bill closes a loophole to our gun background check laws. The current loophole allows for guns to be given to a potential purchaser if the background check is delayed for 3 days or more. In some cases a gun is given to a person who should not be ...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
DESCR81EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes and celebrates 2 distinguished Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Author: Sen. Sokola
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2016-06-22
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB289IntroThis Act prohibits the sale, transfer, or delivery of a firearm to any person on the Federal Government’s terrorist watch list or the Federal Government’s no-fly list, or on any other list used by the Transportation Security Administratio...
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2016-06-22
Laid On Table in Senate
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