Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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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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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 2 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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
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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2015-03-26
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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2015-03-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 8 NO 2 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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
DEHB59IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
DEHB60IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 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
DEHB65IntroThe 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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2015-03-25
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
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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2015-03-24
DEHB58IntroIn 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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2015-03-19
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
DESB22IntroThis 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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2015-03-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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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2015-03-18
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
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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2015-03-17
DESB8EnrollSenate 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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2015-03-17
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 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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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
DEHB16EnrollSection 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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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB21EnrollThis 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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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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
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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2015-01-27
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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2015-01-27
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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2015-01-27
DEHB28IntroAbsent an agreement with the school district, charter schools are currently able to retain any funding received for the fiscal year for a student who transfers mid-year from the charter school to a school district. This bill mandates that, if a stude...
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2015-01-22
DEHB6IntroThe Court of Chancery has held that 5106(b)(7) of Title 14 “expressly evidenced [the General Assembly’s] intent that control of University [of Delaware] land development and use is within the exclusive control of the Board of Trustees of...
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2015-01-20
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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2015-01-20
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