Delaware Representative Earl Jaques [D]

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DESB92EnrollDelaware 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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2016-05-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2016-05-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2016-05-05
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESCR77EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution designates the week of May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016 as National Charter Schools Week and commends Delaware’s public charter schools for their efforts in educating Delaware students.
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2016-05-05
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB351EngrossThe 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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2016-05-05
To Senate Banking and Business 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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2016-05-05
Introduced in House and assigned to Education Committee
DESB253IntroThis 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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2016-05-05
To Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee
DEHB331EngrossAs a State agency, the Division is responsible for providing services and assistance to any individual seeking help. Having the term “enforcement” in the name of the division deters individuals such as non-custodial parents and members of...
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2016-05-04
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
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
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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2016-05-03
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2016-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB355IntroThis 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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2016-05-03
To House Education Committee
DESB241IntroThis 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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2016-05-03
To Senate Children; Youth & Families Committee
DEHB350IntroThis Act revises the Delaware Code relating to the limitation, suspension and revocation of educator licenses. Between September 2012 and September 2014, the Delaware Department of Education has investigated 105 cases of alleged educator misconduct, ...
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2016-05-03
To House Administration Committee
DESB246IntroThe 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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2016-05-03
To Senate Education Committee
DESB62PassThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor
DESCR50EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April, 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR70EngrossRecognizing That October Is The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals' "national Adopt A Shelter Dog Month" And The American Humane Association's "adopt-a-dog Month" And Encouraging The Adoption Of Shelter And ...
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR68EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution declares November 2016 “Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month” in Delaware, in honor of Nancy Vodvarka Young, who is 1 of the more than 17,000 Delawareans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Author: S...
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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
DEHB34PassThis 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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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB248PassThis 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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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
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
DESB202PassThis Act excludes buses operated by the Department of Education, any public school district, or any charter school from the requirements for minimum insurance coverage contained in 2904, Title 14 of the Delaware Code. This Act is a follow-up to Sen...
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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
DESB223EnrollMeningococcal 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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2016-04-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB222EnrollThis 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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2016-04-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB280EngrossThis 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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2016-04-19
To Senate Highways & Transportation Committee
DEHB142EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for retired professional firefighters.
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2016-04-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR65EngrossThis resolution recognizes the valuable contributions that the Lions Clubs International make to our local communities, as well as the world at-large, by recognizing that that April 19, 2016 is Delaware State Lions Day.
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2016-04-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB234IntroThe Delaware Health Resources Board determined there was a need in Kent County for additional in-patient rehabilitation services to treat patients who have suffered stroke, traumatic brain, orthopedic, and other such injuries and/or undergone surgica...
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2016-04-19
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB55EngrossThis 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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2016-04-14
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2016-04-14
To House Appropriations 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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2016-04-14
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
DESB207EngrossThis 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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2016-04-14
To House Education Committee
DEHCR63EngrossThis resolution commends and congratulates the Secretary of Education Scholars of 2016.
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2016-04-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR62EngrossThis Resolution recognizes April 2016 as Autism Awareness Month.
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2016-04-14
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB218IntroThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2016-04-13
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 5 Favorable, 2 Unfavorable
DESB228IntroAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Related To Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act.
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2016-04-13
To Senate Finance Committee
DESCR57EngrossThis concurrent resolution observes April 2016 as the 2016 Rhonda Martell Month of the Military Child and April 12, 2016 as the official Day of Recognition of the Military Child in the State of Delaware.
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2016-04-12
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB227IntroThis bill clarifies that the Delaware Division of Libraries has taken increased responsibility for coordinating state library technology over the last decade. This bill also provides an amendment for new major library construction projects which prov...
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2016-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB291EngrossLyme 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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2016-03-30
To Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee
DEHB290IntroThis 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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2016-03-24
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR49EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2016 Delaware State Teacher of the Year, Sandra Hall, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.
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2016-03-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR56EngrossThis resolution extends the due date of the findings and recommendations report of the Education Funding Improvement Commission from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
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2016-03-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB213IntroAt 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. This Act requires the Child Protec...
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2016-03-24
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB61EngrossThis 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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2016-03-23
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB214IntroCurrently, 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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2016-03-23
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHCR58EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 2016 as “Eye Donor Month” in Delaware.
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2016-03-17
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB200PassThe Delaware Commitment to Innovation Act promotes research and development in Delaware and encourages employers to locate or retain their headquarters here. Section 1 of this Act provides for adjustment of the applicable threshold for the research ...
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2016-03-17
Signed by Governor
DESB208IntroThis 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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2016-03-17
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
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