Delaware Representative Edward Osienski [D]

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DEHB114EnrollAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle, Mopeds, and Motorized Scooter operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to othe...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB129PassCurrently, 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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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
DESB82PassSenate 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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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB292EnrollThis bill requires schools to post the toll-free telephone report line number for child abuse and neglect in a conspicuous location, where it may be viewed by students. Currently the number is 1-800-292-9582.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB340IntroThis 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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2016-05-19
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB389IntroThis 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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2016-05-19
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB190IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection regardless of race, sex, age, religion, creed, color, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. This Ac...
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2016-05-19
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB214EngrossCurrently, 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB1EnrollThis bill will require responsible employees of institutions of higher educations to report incidents of sexual assault perpetrated by or against a student to the law enforcement authorities or public safety officials serving the institution of the a...
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2016-05-18
HS 1 for HB 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB205EngrossThis bill designates the Kalmar Nyckel as the official Tall Ship of Delaware.
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB208EnrollThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DESB217EnrollThis bill reassigns the responsibility of dog control and dangerous dog management from the counties of this state to the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare, and updates procedures for handling dangerous and potentially dange...
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2016-05-18
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB216EngrossThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB315EngrossThis bill makes a few changes to the midwifery licensure. Specifically, Section 1 adds a definition for a midwifery student who is under direct supervision. Section 2 then provides an exemption for midwifery students to practice midwifery. Section 3 ...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB320EngrossThis bill removes “homosexuality” and “lesbianism” from the definition of misconduct that may be used as grounds for a divorce.
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB325EngrossThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB327EngrossThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB346EngrossThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB339EngrossThis Act permits craft distilleries to purchase alcoholic beverages that they do not manufacture to add to products they do produce to sell to their patrons for on premises consumption. For example, this Bill would allow a craft distillery to sell fo...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB347EngrossThis bill changes the composition of the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professional from thirteen total members to nine and lessens the required number of professional members to help ensure that there are no Board vacancies...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB373EngrossThis 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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2016-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHJR12IntroThis 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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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
DESB188IntroThis 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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2016-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB312EnrollThis Act updates the Delaware Department of Transportation’s process for disposing of excess land by removing the 12-month marketing requirement before real property can be disposed of at absolute auction. This Act also changes the date for the...
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2016-05-17
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB384IntroThis bill prevents insurance companies from increasing premiums for a driver volunteering to serve as a driver for a charitable organization.
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2016-05-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB228IntroAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Related To Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act.
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2016-05-12
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DEHCR78EngrossThis resolution recognized May 2016 as Older Americans Month.
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2016-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB61EnrollThis 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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2016-05-11
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB222PassThis 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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2016-05-11
Signed by Governor
DESB156EnrollThis 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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2016-05-11
SS 1 for SB 156 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB270PassThis Act amends the Telemarketing Fraud Act, Chapter 25A of Title 6, to enable the Consumer Protection Unit (“CPU”) of the Delaware Department of Justice, which enforces the Telemarketing Fraud Act, to act to protect Delaware residents wh...
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2016-05-11
Signed by Governor
DESB242EngrossThis 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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2016-05-11
To House Administration Committee
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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2016-05-10
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2016-05-10
To House Education Committee
DEHB281EngrossThis 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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2016-05-05
Reported Out of Committee (LABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB142PassThis bill creates a special license plate for retired professional firefighters.
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2016-05-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB349IntroThe country is experiencing exponential growth in student loan debt as well as defaults on student loans. Student loan debt and managing loan repayment is becoming a more important problem for millions of Americans. In Delaware, an estimated 129,000 ...
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2016-05-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2016-05-05
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESCR59EngrossThis Resolution proclaims May 2016, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2016-05-04
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR73EngrossThis Resolution continues to raise awareness that the month of May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in Delaware and lauds a new treatment for advanced melanoma.
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2016-05-04
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB130EnrollThis bill defines criteria for any local government to promote economic development by entering into an agreement with the Department of Transportation to create transit-oriented development districts, called "Complete Community Enterprise Distr...
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2016-05-03
SS 2 for SB 130 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 35 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHCR60EnrollThis concurrent resolution rescinds all previous requests by the Delaware General Assembly for a federal constitutional convention.
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2016-05-03
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 4 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESJR9IntroThis Joint Resolution encourages State government to continue to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-04-25
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DESB174PassThis 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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2016-04-21
Signed by Governor
DESCR64EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2016 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHR27IntroThis House Resolution recognizes April 28, 2016, as Workers Memorial Day.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB224PassThis 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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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB309IntroThis 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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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
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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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESJR10IntroThis Senate Joint Resolution encourages State government to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
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