Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [D]

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DEHB58EnrollIn 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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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB37EnrollThis 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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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR11EnrollThis resolution endorses an expansion of naloxone access in Delaware’s schools.
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2015-04-23
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB44EnrollWhen 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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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB57EnrollThis 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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2015-04-23
DESB61EngrossThis 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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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB62EngrossThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB100EngrossThis Act establishes a new tax rate ceiling for the next two years and then sunsets to its original level in year three. Also this Act limits total enrollment over the next three years and provides limitations on applicant selection.
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2015-04-23
DESCR14EngrossThis resolution commends and congratulates the Secretary of Education scholars of 2015.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB111IntroAs 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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2015-04-23
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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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB29EngrossThis 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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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESB21EnrollThis legislation will change the non-public schools date to submit their September 30 enrollment data from October 31 to October 5. This will allow for better coordination with the September 30 unit count for public schools and analysis of enrollment...
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2015-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB48EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would expand the list of entities that may certify questions of law to the Delaware Supreme Court to include the highest appellate court of any foreign country and any foreign governmental...
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2015-04-21
DEHB5IntroThis Act adds electronic smoking devices to the Clean Indoor Air Act and prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in all public places where smoking is prohibited under current law.
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2015-04-21
Amendment HA 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2015-04-21
DEHB105IntroThis is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when a person may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General Assembly sh...
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2015-04-21
DEHB96IntroThis Act requires each public school district to equip the schools within their respective jurisdictions with an adequate number of panic buttons that may be used to immediately alert local law enforcement authorities of a security threat at a school...
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2015-04-21
DESB31PassThis bill repeals the sunset provision included in Chapter 214, Volume 78 of the Laws of Delaware, which will continue to enable the Teach For America (TFA) program to recruit and train teachers from Delaware schools and from across the nation to tea...
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2015-04-20
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB89IntroThis 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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2015-04-16
DESB58IntroThe 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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2015-04-15
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
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
DEHCR16EngrossThis resolution recognizes April 11th, 2015 as National Pet Day in Delaware.
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2015-04-02
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHCR20EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 2015 as “Autism Awareness Month.”
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2015-04-02
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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
DEHB79IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DESB55IntroThis Bill extends the number of days for an emergency ex parte order from 10 days to 15 days. Currently, an ex parte order is issued and a full hearing is scheduled within 10 days. This can be insufficient time to effectuate service of the order and ...
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2015-04-02
DESB56IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
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
DESB33EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Individualized Education Program.
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2015-04-01
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
DEHB11EngrossThis 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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2015-04-01
DEHB64EngrossThis Act authorizes the use of Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment in Delaware. This document, a “DMOST form,” will allow Delawareans to plan ahead for health-care decisions, express their wishes in writing, and both enable and obligate...
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2015-04-01
DEHB7EngrossIn 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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2015-03-31
Laid On Table in Senate
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
DEHB34IntroThis 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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2015-03-26
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
DESB6EnrollThis bill increases the penalty for committing terroristic threatening that causes evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation from a class G felony to a class E felony.
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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
DEHCR15EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2015 Delaware State Teach of the Year, Megan D. Szabo, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.
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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB14IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2015-03-24
DEHB46EngrossThis bill sets forth the rights of abused, neglected and dependent youth in DSCYF Custody.
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2015-03-24
DEHB12IntroThis bill seeks to ensure that every public school in the State of Delaware has a nurse. This bill provides a mechanism to allow public schools that currently do not have a school nurse to receive state funds. The bill also allows for a match tax to ...
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2015-03-24
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
DESCR9EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 19th, 2015, as “Rare Disease Day” in Delaware.
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2015-03-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
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
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