Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [D]

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DESB55PassThis 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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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB207PassThis Act would improve the state’s response to incidents of school bullying by better informing parents of the availability of intervention by the Department of Justice’s School Ombudsperson, and clarify that the Ombudsperson has authorit...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB213PassAt least 26 states have enacted legislation requiring the study or development of curricula for educating educators, students, and parents about personal body safety and child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB246PassThe Omnibus School Safety Program under Title 29, Chapter 82, 8237(g) requires a yearly progress report to be submitted to the General Assembly by May 31. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has determined that the due date does not coinc...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB407PassThis bill clarifies provisions for compensation and benefits, and sets reimbursement rates for soldiers and airmen while serving during a non-emergency. It requires that soldiers and airmen serving in the Delaware National Guard who request an honora...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB281PassThis 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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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB206PassThis Act updates a general provision of the code to reflect current practice and conform with specific statutory language applicable to the appointment of a vacant office for a commissioner in the Superior Court or the Court of Common Pleas.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB52PassAn estimated 123,000 Delawareans provide varying degrees of unreimbursed care to adults with limitations in daily activities. Based on 2013 data, the total value of the unpaid care provided to Delawareans in need of long-term services and supports am...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB377PassThis bill moves the date of 2018 primary election for statewide office, county office, and municipal office from September 11, 2018, to September 6, 2018. September 11, 2018, is the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah.
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2016-08-01
Signed by Governor
DESB208PassThis 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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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB406PassVolunteer Firefighters have been a valuable part of public safety to the citizens of the State of Delaware for over 200 years. They have provided fire, rescue, and EMS services, which have saved many lives and averted millions of dollars of property ...
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2016-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB238PassThis Act establishes a Delaware Health Care Claims Database to be administered and operated within the existing framework of the Delaware Health Information Network. Sixteen states have enacted legislation to create health care claims databases which...
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2016-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB351PassThe Appeals Commission recently ruled that the Commissioner does not have standing to appear before the Appeals Commission. This means that an appeal of the Commissioner’s decision on an unprotested application would result in the appealing par...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB223PassMeningococcal disease is an easily transmitted and potentially fatal bacterial infection. In accordance with the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control, this Act updates Delaware&...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
DESB241PassThis bill reflects changes identified during discussions by the Foster Care Task Force, which was created at the direction of the Joint Sunset Committee. It also clarifies language that delineates the composition of the Board, term lengths and the ap...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB290EnrollThis Act is the result of the findings of the Lyme Disease Prevention Task Force (“the Task Force”). On June 1, 2015, the Task Force issued a report that made several recommendations. One of the recommendations was to “[d]evelop on ...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 5 NO 5 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB408EnrollThis Act requires that no later than school year 2017-2018, all public school sites, excluding charter school sites, that participate in the National School Lunch Program offer breakfast through an alternative service model(s), which may include, but...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB281EnrollThis Bill codifies the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESJR13EnrollThis joint resolution names the comfort station on the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park after Senator David B. McBride.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB399EnrollThis bill makes changes to the educator evaluation system. The General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution No. 6, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, directing the DPAS II Advisory Committee to establish a subcommittee in order to review and make...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR83EngrossThis resolution establishes a special committee to study and made recommendations about school safety issues, with the committee to provide its report and recommendations on or before October 17, 2016.
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR90EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution expresses the General Assembly’s opposition to the current cost allocation for the Artificial Island transmission project and creates a 7 member Regional Legislative Transmission Cost Equity Committee to protect Delaw...
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB93EnrollThis bill establishes an Interagency Committee on Autism and the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism. Among other things, the Interagency Committee on Autism is charged with a) utilizing evidence-based practices and programs to improve outcomes...
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2016-06-30
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB376EnrollThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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2016-06-30
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHJR12EngrossThis 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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2016-06-30
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 6 YES 15 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB197PassAfter the delivery of a child, major mental and public health issues which need to be addressed may arise, including the occurrence of postpartum depression or feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, and guilt. This presents problems not only for the...
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB199PassThis Act amends Title 14, Chapter 12, Subchapter II. of the Delaware Code, creating a four-tiered licensure structure for Delaware educators. Through Senate Bill 51, the State of Delaware has significantly improved educator preparation in Delaware. T...
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2016-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB245EnrollThis Act adopts the recommendation of the Behavioral and Mental Health Task Force, established in 2015 by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29, to establish a Behavioral and Mental Health Commission to provide oversight and monitoring of the provision...
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2016-06-30
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 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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2016-06-29
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB291EnrollLyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Typical symptoms include fatigue, fever, and headache. Without treatment, the infection can damage the joints, heart, and central nervo...
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2016-06-29
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 33 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 8 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB143EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Profession And Occupation Of Optometry.
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2016-06-28
SS 1 for SB 143 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB214PassCurrently, 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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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB355EngrossThis bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2017-2...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB382PassThis Act guarantees that all children facing criminal charges and allegations of delinquency have the right to an attorney, codifying the Office of Defense Services’ current practice of representing every juvenile that requests representation.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB394EngrossThis bill: provides clearer language concerning license and identification requirements for both businesses and individuals; gives vendors a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Profes...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB290IntroThis bill allows the election cycle regarding contributions from political parties and political action committees to reset after the Primary Election as it does for other contributors.
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2016-06-28
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 9 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB443IntroThis Act eliminates the program whereby the Department of Elections, upon receiving a new voter registration application, has to mail a notice to the applicant and the applicant’s name may or may not be added to the list of registered voted dep...
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2016-06-28
Introduced in House and assigned to House Administration Committee
DESB253PassThis Act adds provisions to 4004 of Title 7 to exclude from Chapter 40 of Title 7 land disturbing activities of 1 acre or less of land and to exclude from the requirement for a sediment and stormwater management plan the construction of an agricultu...
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2016-06-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB117IntroThis Act will create a funding source for students enrolled in Delaware public schools who are determined as low-income according to the Department of Education. This funding source will be in addition to the normal enrollment based funding provided ...
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2016-06-23
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB274IntroThis bill allows for collective bargaining in each of the defined units when a majority of the identified employees are recognized. In addition, specific dates and timeframes are added.
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2016-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (APPROPRIATIONS) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHCR92IntroThe 148th Delaware General Assembly opposes the decision of the PJM Interconnection to allocate the majority of the costs of the Artificial Island improvements to the residents and businesses of The First State. The PJM Interconnection actions in th...
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2016-06-23
To House Energy Committee
DEHB325PassThis 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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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
DEHCR89IntroThis concurrent resolution calls on the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to deny any requests for easements on state property related to the Artificial Island transmission project.
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2016-06-16
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB280PassThis bill creates a special license plate for recipients of the Bronze Star without valor. A surviving spouse may keep the plate after the medal recipient has passed.
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2016-06-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB425IntroThis bill clarifies that a vote by the General Assembly as required in 14 Del. C. 1008(g) and 1026(d) in support of redistricting serves to authorize the State Board to proceed with the redistricting, but does not constitute approval of any particul...
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2016-06-09
Introduced in House and assigned to Education 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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2016-06-08
Amendment HA 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2016-06-08
HS 1 for HB 254 - Assigned to Housing & Community Affairs
DEHB283IntroThis bill is the Veterans, Skilled Workers, and Community Workforce Act. It requires that on all state-funded construction, public works, or improvement projects that contractors and subcontractors must draw 30% of their workforce from the Representa...
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2016-06-07
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB193IntroThis Act will create a three-year pilot program for disadvantaged students in primary grades in Delaware public schools. The state will provide $1 million in grant funding per year, over a three year period, to support the pilot program. Under the Ac...
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2016-06-07
To Senate Education Committee
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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2016-06-02
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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