Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [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
DESCR42EngrossThis resolution recognizes the NAWIC Delaware Chapter 96 and designates March 6 through 12, 2016 as “Women in Construction Week.”
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2016-01-28
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB236IntroThis bill will allow for a school property tax exemption for a person of any age who has been designated as a disabled veteran by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2016-01-27
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB248IntroThis bill moves the role of Investigation Coordinator in the child welfare system out of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and into the Office of the Child Advocate. It also ensures that the Investigation Coordinator c...
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2016-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 6 Favorable, 2 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
DEHB235PassThe Delaware Competes Act reforms Delaware’s business tax code to incentivize job creation and investment in Delaware, to make Delaware’s tax structure more competitive with other states, and to support small businesses by making tax comp...
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2016-01-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB254IntroMany Homeowners’ Associations are faced with the frustrating situation of attempting to collect assessments from delinquent homeowners while facing expensive legal costs to enforce their rights. In addition, if the Homeowners’ Association...
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2016-01-26
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB34EngrossThis bill will allow a local school district board to delay new or changed rules, regulations, or administrative procedures from becoming effective during a school year once the school year has started. This will allow the rules, regulations, and pro...
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2016-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
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
DESB171IntroCurrently, all regular school districts, charter schools, and vocational schools are subject to audit by the Auditor of Accounts. This legislative authority is granted to the Auditor of Accounts in multiple sections of the Delaware Code which must be...
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2016-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB185IntroThis bill brings Delaware law more in line with Federal Election Commission requirements. Specifically, the reporting periods would be January 1 through March 30, April 1 through June 30, July 1 through September 30, and October 1 through December 31...
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2016-01-20
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DEHB247IntroSections 1 and 2 of this bill raise campaign contribution limits. Specifically, the bill raises the limit of contributions from a party to a House of Representatives candidate from $3,000 to $5,000, equal to the State Senate. The bill also raises the...
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2016-01-20
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
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
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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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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
DEHB229IntroUnder the current School Choice program, there are certain students who may receive priority consideration for enrollment in the school of their choice. This Bill adds a new priority consideration for students who have a medical condition or disabili...
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2016-01-07
To House Education 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
DEHB168IntroThis Act revises the crime of “unlawfully permitting a minor access to a firearm,” an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed “unsafe storage of a firearm” to place emphasis on firearm safety an...
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2015-10-29
Stricken
DESJR3PassThis Senate Joint Resolution recognizes the Salvation Army in Delaware on its 125th anniversary.
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2015-10-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB11PassThis Bill, modeled after similar legislation enacted in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, clarifies paramedic immunity when consent to render care is unable to be obtained.
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2015-09-30
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
DEHB7PassIn 2010, the Legislature added the crime of Strangulation, a Class D or Class E felony, to the Delaware Code. This bill adds Strangulation to the list of violent felonies. As a result, the provisions of 11 Del. C. 2116 governing the revocation of ba...
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2015-09-03
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
DEHB139PassThis Act provides for prudent flexibility in the ownership of professional corporations, in particular as it relates to certain medical professionals, and is intended to promote synergies in the delivery of healthcare statewide as professional corpor...
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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
DEHJR7PassRecognizing (1) that many of our educators are assuming greater levels of responsibility and demonstrating leadership in their classrooms and schools, (2) that our current educator compensation system does not reflect the work we value in our educato...
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2015-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill provides that a striped bass must be tagged by a commercial fisherman before it is landed or put on shore.
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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
DESB29PassThis bill restores language to the Delaware Code that was inadvertently repealed in 2010 when SB 240 and HB 419 were enacted concurrently. This bill adds cats to the list of domestic animals that are protected under the dangerous dog law. Cats are do...
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2015-08-11
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
DEHB46PassThis bill sets forth the rights of abused, neglected and dependent youth in DSCYF Custody.
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2015-08-05
Signed by Governor
DESB94PassThis Act requires the Department to develop a regulation for the identification of a “military-connected youth”. The Act further provides that this identification is not a public record, is protected by the federal Family Educational and ...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHJR6PassThis House Joint Resolution directs the DPAS II Advisory Committee to review and make recommendations to the current educator evaluation system. This Resolution also limits the State Department of Education’s ability to propose changes to certa...
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2015-08-04
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
DESJR4PassWhile Delaware is deeply committed to preparing every child to reach his or her full potential and succeed in the new economy, the State will not be able to build a world-class education system for its children without modernizing the 70-year-old edu...
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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
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
DEHB146PassDelaware is one of only a few states that does not charge a fee for educator licensure or for certifications. Delaware processes approximately 10,000 applications for licensure and certification each year, in addition to other processing requests for...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB172PassThe Delaware Supreme Court, in State v. Barnes, Del. Supr., No. 52, 2014, Strine, C.J. (June 2, 2015) (Opinion), concluded that, based upon “the settled sentencing practices employed by courts, the Department of Correction, and the Board of Par...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB147PassOn June 14, 2012, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order No. 36 (“EO 36”) to help reduce impediments to economic growth and to improve the efficiency of state government. EO 36 requires each Executive Branch agency to periodically r...
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2015-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB120PassThe Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. First, it requires each agency to submit a “regulatory flexibility ana...
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2015-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB113PassThe Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. First, the Act improves transparency by requiring each agency to submit a &#...
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2015-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB56PassThis bill establishes authority for the Department to file a petition with Family Court to compel an uncooperative parent or guardian to complete a drug or alcohol evaluation or mental health evaluation for themselves or to get a developmental screen...
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2015-07-15
Signed by Governor
DESB58PassThe bill will codify the Newborn Screening Program, which screens infants for a number of metabolic, hematologic, endocrinologic, immunologic and certain structural disorders. This bill also clarifies that genetic information disclosed and obtained p...
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2015-07-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB169PassThis legislation codifies that the Department of Transportation is permitted to use design-build contracting methodology for Transportation Trust Fund projects. In 1999, the General Assembly gave the Department the authority to conduct a pilot progra...
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2015-07-15
Signed by Governor
DESJR2PassThe amount of testing required of our students and educators has grown significantly in recent years. While the General Assembly recognizes the need to administer assessments that provide valid and reliable data about how Delaware’s students ar...
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2015-07-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB111PassAs more healthcare services continue to move into the community, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in community settings. This legislation will update the Delaware Code to clearly define the level of medication administr...
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2015-07-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB118PassThis bill expressly identifies that a mandatory reporter of child abuse or neglect cannot rely upon a person with less direct knowledge to call the hotline.
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2015-07-10
Signed by Governor
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