Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [D]

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DESJR2IntroThe 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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2015-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB48EnrollThis 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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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB88EngrossThis 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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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (VETERANS AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB79IntroThis bill amends Section 4111 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code to establish policies and procedures that enable school districts, schools, teachers, and school staff to collect and use student data for appropriate educational purposes while ensuring ...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESCR22EngrossThis resolution establishes a Task Force on State Educational Technology. The Task Force will review how technology is used in public education classrooms. The Task Force must make certain determinations and issue recommendations. A Task Force report...
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2015-05-14
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB144IntroThis bill codifies the annual funding of transportation of students of nonpublic, nonprofit elementary and high schools.
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2015-05-14
To House Education Committee
DEHB146IntroDelaware 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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2015-05-14
To House Education Committee
DEHB147IntroOn 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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2015-05-14
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR37EngrossThis Resolution recognizes May 8, 2015 as Victory in Europe Day in Delaware.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB101IntroThis Act creates a new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (“APRN”) Committee to assist the Board of Nursing in the regulation of nursing practice consistent with the national Consensus Model for APRN regulation. Included in the Act are pr...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB58EnrollThe 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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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
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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2015-05-13
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB90EnrollThis bill requires all public school employees to receive 90 minutes of training each year on suicide prevention. The bill also requires all public schools to establish a suicide prevention committee. Furthermore, the bill requires local education ag...
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2015-05-13
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB116IntroThis bill was recommended by the Executive Order 45 Re-Entry Education Task Force. That task force was created to examine the present system and to make recommendations on how to best serve youth educationally as they leave juvenile justice secure fa...
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2015-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 6 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB60EnrollThis 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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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 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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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB81EnrollThe 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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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB56EnrollThis 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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2015-05-12
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2015-05-12
Reported Out of Committee (LABOR) in House with 10 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB119EngrossThis bill removes the prohibition on selling an alcoholic beverage to a person with a mental condition or mental disability. The prohibition is a vestige from the 1935 Code, predates enactment of the federal ADA and Delaware Equal Accommodations Law,...
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2015-05-12
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
DEHCR32EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as “Poppy Month” in the State of Delaware.
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2015-05-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB139IntroThis 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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2015-05-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB92IntroDelaware Code Title 141332 addresses the Program for Children with Autism and its “Special Staff.” Enacted nearly three decades ago, these regulations established a network of educational programs initially within a separate school struct...
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2015-05-12
To Senate Education Committee
DESB94IntroThis 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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2015-05-12
To Senate Education Committee
DESB93IntroThis 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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2015-05-12
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB64EnrollThis 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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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 13 YES 8 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHCR26EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes May 6 through 12th, 2015 as National Nurses Week.
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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR20EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution designates the week of May 3, 2015 to May 9, 2015 as National Charter Schools Week and commends Delaware’s public charter schools for their efforts in educating Delaware students.
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2015-05-07
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHCR31EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes the week of May 10-16, 2015 as “Vietnam Veterans Week” in the State of Delaware and welcomes home the Vietnam Veterans.
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2015-05-07
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB5EngrossThis 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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2015-05-06
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB46EnrollThis bill sets forth the rights of abused, neglected and dependent youth in DSCYF Custody.
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2015-05-06
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 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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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 9 On Its Merits
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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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 4 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
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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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 5 Favorable
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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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB118IntroThis 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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2015-05-06
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHB59EnrollThis 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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2015-05-05
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB100EnrollThis 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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2015-05-05
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 4 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2015-05-05
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB56PassThis bill provides a moratorium on all new charter schools in Delaware until June 30, 2018 or until the State Board of Education develops a strategic plan for the number of charter, district, and vocational-technical schools in the State. Also, the b...
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2015-05-05
Signed by Governor
DEHR9IntroRecognizing May 2015 As Older Americans Month.
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2015-05-05
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB128IntroThis bill raises campaign contribution limits. Specifically, the individual limit for a statewide election goes from $1,200 to $2,000 and, for a non-statewide election, from $600 to $1,000. The bill also raises the limit of contributions from a party...
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2015-05-05
To House Administration Committee
DESB83IntroThis Act makes several changes to Title 10 and Title 11 of the Delaware Code relating to domestic violence. First, this Act amends 1045, Title 10 relating domestic violence protective orders to clarify the procedures related to the disposition of fi...
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2015-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB10PassThis 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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2015-04-30
Signed by Governor
DESCR16EngrossThis concurrent resolution observes April 30, 2015 as the official Day of Recognition of the Military Child in the State of Delaware.
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2015-04-30
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB33EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Individualized Education Program.
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2015-04-29
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 3 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESB6PassThis 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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2015-04-29
Signed by Governor
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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2015-04-29
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
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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2015-04-29
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DESB62EngrossThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2015-04-28
To House Education Committee
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