Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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DEHB70IntroThis 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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2015-04-16
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2015-04-16
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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2015-04-16
DEHB88IntroThis 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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2015-04-16
DEHB84IntroThis bill requires that all charter school applications are first submitted to the local school board. If the school board denies the application, the applicant may then request that the Department of Education consider its application.
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2015-04-16
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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2015-04-16
DESB61IntroThis 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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2015-04-15
DEHB21PassThis bill removes the $10 administrative fee for applicants requesting the Gold Star family special license plate in recognition of a close relative’s death while serving in the military.
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2015-04-09
Signed by Governor
DESB8PassSenate Bill 119 which passed the 147th General Assembly inadvertently omitted the exception for veterinarians and methadone clinics from dispensing more than 72 hours of a controlled substance.
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2015-04-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB58EngrossIn 1981, the General Assembly set the current tax rate ceiling for the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District (“District”) at 13 cents on each $100 value of real property for the tax year 1982 and then provided for it to i...
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2015-04-02
DESB10EnrollThis 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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2015-04-02
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB65EngrossThe 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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2015-04-02
DEHB81IntroThe 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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2015-04-02
DEHB77IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DEHB3IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DESCR12EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2015 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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2015-04-02
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB57IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DESB53IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DEHB59EngrossThis 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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2015-04-01
DESB22EnrollThis 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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2015-04-01
DEHB32IntroThis 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB33IntroThis 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB53IntroCurrently, 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB60EngrossThis 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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2015-04-01
DESB36IntroAfter the General Assembly adopted a drafting procedure using strikethrough and underline, some inconsistencies and confusion about how amendments to bill should be drafted resulted. In the effort to update the Legislative Drafting Manual, the Divisi...
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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB44IntroWhen 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB85IntroThis bill allows school taxes and property taxes to be collected by tax intercept.
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2015-04-01
DESB51IntroThis bill expands the definition of a person eligible to testify remotely by means of closed circuit television. In any prosecution involving an offense set forth in 11 Del. C. 3513(a), a court may order that the testimony of a victim or witness, re...
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2015-04-01
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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2015-03-31
DEHB47EngrossThis 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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2015-03-31
DEHB51EngrossThe Fund to Combat Violent Crimes was established by House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 143 of the 146th General Assembly. The Fund is funded by an additional penalty of $15 levied upon individuals convicted of crimes. This bill ensures that c...
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2015-03-31
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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2015-03-31
DEHB71IntroThis bill will require that the State Employee Benefits Committee meet quarterly as opposed to bi-annually. In addition, the Committee will be required to issue a brief report each fiscal quarter that will provide basic financial information useful i...
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2015-03-31
DEHB72IntroAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to other motorists. There are aftermar...
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2015-03-31
DEHB75IntroThe 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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2015-03-31
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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2015-03-26
DESB34IntroWhen 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB37IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB67IntroThis Bill requires all statewide and other candidates that may appear on the general election ballot to disclose whether or not all their State and Federal personal income tax returns are filed and any tax due has been paid and whether or not all the...
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2015-03-25
DESCR10EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes the week of April 12 through April 18, 2015, as “National Library Week”.
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2015-03-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHCR12EngrossThis resolution recognizes the valuable contribution that the Lions Clubs International make to our local communities, as well as the world at-large, by recognizing that March 24, 2015 is Delaware State Lions Day.
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2015-03-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2015-03-24
DEHB16PassSection 1 of this Act amends the definition of “restaurant”, as it relates to Delaware’s laws governing the sale and consumption of alcoholic liquors, to allow smaller restaurants, those with seating for at least 12 individuals, to ...
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2015-03-23
Signed by Governor
DESB39IntroThis 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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2015-03-19
DESB41IntroThis 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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2015-03-18
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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2015-03-17
DEHB43IntroThis bill was previously recommended by the Joint Sunset Committee in the 147th General Assembly. The bill adds appointed members of the Cash Management Policy Board to the definition of “public officers.” This designation would subject t...
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2015-03-12
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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2015-03-12
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB37IntroMany employers require criminal history background checks as a condition of employment. This bill would limit conviction data provided to prospective employers to Class B misdemeanor convictions or greater, meaning criminal acts classified as unclass...
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2015-01-29
DEHJR2PassDespite the good-faith efforts of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement and other officials, Wilmington’s violent crime rate remains unacceptably high. This Joint Resolution establishes the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commiss...
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2015-01-29
Signed by Governor
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