Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DESB217PassThis 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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2016-05-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB114EnrollAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle, Mopeds, and Motorized Scooter operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to othe...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB264PassThis charter amendment consolidates the authority of the Town of Wyoming to regulate nuisances into one location within the charter and clarifies the Town’s authority to regulate nuisances. This charter amendment raises the taxation limit of th...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB289EngrossThis bill allows for the hunting of deer on private land on Sundays.
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2016-05-19
HS 1 for HB 289 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB292EnrollThis bill requires schools to post the toll-free telephone report line number for child abuse and neglect in a conspicuous location, where it may be viewed by students. Currently the number is 1-800-292-9582.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB295EnrollThis bill names the training area of the John P. Mulhern Jr. Emergency Management Operations Center the “James E. Turner, III Educational Center”.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB214EngrossThis Act increases the amount of time provided to a person seeking to file a charge of employment discrimination from 120 days to 300 days, making Delaware’s statute of limitation consistent with the statute of limitations under federal discrim...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB221IntroThis Act is designed to further promote the purpose of 16 Del. C. Chapter 96 (as amended). The intent is to advance the number of work opportunities made available to Delawareans with disabilities beyond those offered through State Use Law by present...
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2016-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (FINANCE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB348EngrossThis bill expands the list of persons eligible to participate in the Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship Program to include employees of non-public libraries in Delaware that join the Delaware Library C...
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB382EngrossThis 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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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB190IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection regardless of race, sex, age, religion, creed, color, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. This Ac...
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2016-05-19
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB226EngrossThis Bill authorizes the use of “prize-linked” savings accounts in the State of Delaware. These accounts have been used in a number of countries and several U.S. states to promote savings, especially among persons with low-income and firs...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB205EngrossThis bill designates the Kalmar Nyckel as the official Tall Ship of Delaware.
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB327EngrossThis bill permits Delaware residents to become early stage investors in Delaware based startups through newly available crowdfunding platforms. The enabling of this new investment tool allows corporations and other business to offer or sell securitie...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB231EngrossThis is a housekeeping bill. Sections 1 and 2 present identical language to that of the first two sections of HB 15 that was passed in June 2015 affecting captive insurance. The title to HB 15 was limited to captive insurance, but the effect of the ...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB346EngrossThis Bill creates a licensure exemption for individuals engaged solely in the practice of hair braiding, which does not involve hair cutting, dyeing or the application of chemicals. In short, hair braiding is a low risk activity which does not requir...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB339EngrossThis Act permits craft distilleries to purchase alcoholic beverages that they do not manufacture to add to products they do produce to sell to their patrons for on premises consumption. For example, this Bill would allow a craft distillery to sell fo...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB379IntroThis bill corrects an original drafting error in the definition of Qualified Risk Manager and updates the definition in accordance with the federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA), which was passed in July 2010.
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB378IntroThis bill amends the insurance law to clarify the status of funding agreements issued by life insurers, including for purposes of premium taxes, form filing and priority of claims in an insurer’s delinquency proceeding. Delaware law allows fund...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESJR11EngrossThis Senate Joint Resolution commends the National Historic Preservation Act.
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2016-05-18
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB388IntroThis bill restores Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child to the list of offenses for which a defendant shall receive an enhanced sentence when the victim is less than 14 years of age or the defendant has previously been convicted or adjudicated delinque...
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2016-05-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB188IntroThis bill transfers the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program to the Office of the Child Advocate creating one office in this State that provides legal representation to children. The bill updates the law to reflect the practices of the Office of ...
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2016-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB228IntroAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Related To Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act.
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2016-05-12
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DESB261IntroThis legislation implements recommendations made by the Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee, which was formed by the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 64 in 2014. It establishes a sustainable and dedicated source ...
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2016-05-12
To Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee
DESB156EnrollThis bill would prohibit a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Departme...
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2016-05-11
SS 1 for SB 156 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB222PassThis 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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2016-05-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB228EngrossDelaware law currently prohibits sampling and sale of craft beer, distilled spirits, and wine at Farmer’s Markets or Agricultural Themed Events. This bill allows holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Perm...
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2016-05-11
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DESB249IntroThe Act includes the Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC), and EJB, Inc. and Martha and Mary’s Place, Inc. to the list of those non-profit corporations which are exempt from property taxes imposed by Counties and other political subdi...
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2016-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB375IntroThis bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary. The dates for submitting and withdrawing a notification of candidac...
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2016-05-10
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB377IntroThis 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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2016-05-10
To House Administration Committee
DESB258IntroThe Delaware Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. Ch. 100 (“FOIA”) currently exempts from the definition of public record those documents that could jeopardize security of the state, “[f]acilitate the planning of a terrorist attac...
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2016-05-10
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB237PassThis bill sets the premium tax rate for trust owned private placement life insurance contracts covering the life of an individual at 2% for the first $100,000 in premiums collected, with a premium tax rate of 0.0% for all premiums collected in excess...
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2016-05-05
Signed by Governor
DESB235IntroThis bill eliminates the mandate that the State pay wireless cost recovery related to 911. To date, Delaware is only one of a few states still accepting invoices from wireless carriers for cost recovery. The original intent of cost recovery was to pr...
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2016-05-05
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DESB185EngrossIn order to be eligible to transport hazardous materials (HAZMAT) in a commercial motor vehicle an applicant must clear a criminal background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA background check is only valid ...
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2016-05-04
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESCR59EngrossThis Resolution proclaims May 2016, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2016-05-04
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB317IntroThis bill prohibits discrimination in employment based upon an individual’s caregiving responsibilities. Workers should be judged on the merits of their performance at work, not their responsibilities at home. Five states and over 90 localities...
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2016-05-04
Reported Out of Committee (LABOR) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
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
DEHB316IntroThis bill prohibits discrimination in employment based upon an individual’s reproductive health decisions. Delaware laws currently prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or pregnancy; however, this legislation makes it clear that an employ...
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2016-05-04
Reported Out of Committee (LABOR) in House with 3 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESCR72EngrossThis Resolution proclaims that May 2016 is Community Action Month in Delaware.
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2016-05-04
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESJR8PassThis Senate Joint Resolution honors Delaware State University on the 125th Anniversary of its founding on 15 May, 1891 and declares May 15, 2016 as Delaware State University Day in Delaware.
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2016-05-03
Signed by Governor
DESJR9IntroThis Joint Resolution encourages State government to continue to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-04-25
Stricken
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
DESB174PassThis legislation creates a Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission, similar to commissions that the state has in place to review child deaths and the deaths of domestic violence victims. The purpose of the Commission is to examine the facts and circ...
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2016-04-21
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
DEHB300EnrollThis Act permits those under 14, with the permission of a parent or one legally standing in the place of a parent, to volunteer or perform work for horse farms and other equine operations, just as those under 14 may do for other types of farms, and t...
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR64EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2016 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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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
DESB116PassAn Act To Amend Chapter 17 Of Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Licensing Of Insurance Professionals.
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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
DESB173PassThis Act brings new motorcycles within the scope of the automobile Lemon Law.
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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
DESB177PassThis Act makes a technical correction to clarify language relating to the jurisdiction and powers of the Delaware Public Service Commission for public utilities that provide telecommunications services.
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2016-04-20
Signed by Governor
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