Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DESB160IntroA Bond And Capital Improvements Act Of The State Of Delaware And Certain Of Its Authorities For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016; Authorizing The Issuance Of General Obligation Bonds Of The State; Appropriating Funds From The Transportation Trust...
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2015-06-29
To Senate Bond Committee
DESB144EnrollThe Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Child Protection Act is the result of the work of the Delaware Background Checks Task Force, which was established by Executive Order 42. This legislation will consolidate into one chapter and section of the...
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2015-06-26
To House Judiciary Committee
DESJR5EnrollThis Senate Joint Resolution creates a Delaware Motion Picture and Television Development Commission.
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2015-06-26
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB225IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation Act.
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2015-06-26
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB47PassThis Bill makes technical amendments to three sections of Title 11 of the Delaware Code that incorrectly refer to the Department of Correction as either the State Board of Correction or the Department of Health and Social Services. The Department of ...
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2015-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB51EnrollThe Fund to Combat Violent Crimes was established by House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 143 of the 146th General Assembly. The Fund is funded by an additional penalty of $15 levied upon individuals convicted of crimes. This bill ensures that c...
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2015-06-25
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB44PassWhen 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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2015-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB89EngrossThis 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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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB98EngrossThis bill creates a definition of an autocycle. An autocycle may be driven by anyone possessing a Class D driver license. A helmet is not required for anyone in an autocycle.
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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB120IntroThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Indian Heritage and Culture.
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2015-06-25
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB147EnrollOn 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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2015-06-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB2EnrollThis bill requires on-going sexual assault training for police officers and Deputy Attorney Generals in the Criminal and Family Divisions.
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2015-06-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB116EnrollAn Act To Amend Chapter 17 Of Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Licensing Of Insurance Professionals.
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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB117EnrollThis bill revises the language regarding the requirement of resident applicants and nonresident applicants declaring Delaware to be their home state to obtain state and federal background checks to permit these applicants to obtain both the state and...
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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB129EngrossMajor venues in Delaware that host in excess of 5000 people at an event, such as Dover International Speedway, have special security needs to ensure public safety. This bill ensures that public safety is a top priority and a venue can staff an additi...
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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESB119EngrossThis Bill represents the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the feasibility of opening Family Court proceedings to the public. The Bill provides that paternity, divorce, property division and alimony hearings are presumed to be public p...
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2015-06-25
To House Judiciary Committee
DESJR3EnrollThis Senate Joint Resolution recognizes the Salvation Army in Delaware on its 125th anniversary.
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2015-06-25
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB138EngrossIndependent, high quality research regarding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana is important to public and patient safety. This Act allows for rigorous scientific study to assess the safety, effects, and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis co...
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2015-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB19IntroThis Bill requires any administrative agency proposing a regulation under the Administrative Procedures Act to include a cost-benefit estimate in the notice for public comment that must be published before the regulation may be adopted. This cost-ben...
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2015-06-24
Stricken
DEHB15PassThis bill will make captive insurance companies subject to additional sections in Title 18. These additional sections will allow the Commissioner greater regulatory authority and will also clarify that those acting on behalf of the Commissioner for c...
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2015-06-24
Signed by Governor
DESB37PassThis 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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2015-06-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB76EngrossThis bill implements the NAIC’s revised Standard Valuation Law (SVL). The revised model authorizes a principle-based reserve (PBR) basis for life, annuity and accident and health contracts. A PBR valuation is a reserve valuation that uses one o...
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2015-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB4EnrollThis 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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2015-06-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB82EnrollPursuant to 14 Del. C. Chapter 1, the Secretary and Department of Education are given authority to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations, consistent with the laws of the State of Delaware, for the administration and supervision of the public edu...
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2015-06-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB75PassSection 1. Section 1 amends Section 102(a)(1) to enable the Division of Corporations in the Department of State to waive the requirement under Section 102(a)(1)(ii) in certain limited circumstances. Section 2. In ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bu...
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2015-06-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB130EngrossThis bill creates a felony level offense for a person that is a health professional and in the course of providing professional health services to the victim, intentionally has sexual contact with the victim. This bill adds to the existing crime of u...
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2015-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB87EnrollThis bill creates a Port-of-Entry chapter for the Delaware Insurance Code. This will allow international insurance companies to use Delaware as its “Port-of-Entry” state into the U.S. market. This bill gives the Insurance Commissioner the...
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2015-06-24
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB127PassThis bill clarifies that, unless the Commissioner rules otherwise as provided by 1915 of Title 18, life insurance and health insurance can only be written by admitted insurers licensed to write those types of insurance but the other types of insuran...
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2015-06-24
Signed by Governor
DESB25PassThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to eliminate the need for residents to reregister to vote in the General Municipal Election should they miss two consecutive elections.
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2015-06-24
Signed by Governor
DESB94EngrossThis 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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2015-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB143EngrossThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 50 - Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act to include recently amended language to the NAIC Model Act, authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to act as Group-Wide Supervisor of internationally-active insur...
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2015-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB120EnrollThe Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. First, it requires each agency to submit a “regulatory flexibility ana...
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2015-06-24
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB113EnrollThe Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 improves Delaware’s regulatory environment for individuals and small businesses in several significant ways. First, the Act improves transparency by requiring each agency to submit a &#...
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2015-06-24
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHCR43EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2015, as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate act...
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2015-06-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB206IntroThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by th...
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2015-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (REVENUE & FINANCE) in House with 13 On Its Merits
DEHCR45EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the contributions of Delaware’s African American military and civilian contributions to the World War One efforts of the United States.
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2015-06-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB156IntroThis 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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2015-06-24
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
DESB89EnrollIn May 2014, the Department of Health and Social Services (“Department”) promulgated the State of Delaware Food Code, 4458, Title 16 of the Delaware Administrative Code. The State of Delaware Food Code requires all food establishments re...
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2015-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESB107EnrollThis Act enables the Department of Health and Social Services to promulgate regulations allowing home health agencies and personal assistance services agencies to provide services in nursing facilities and hospitals. This change will allow consumers ...
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2015-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB162EnrollThis bill adds up to 5 citizen members to the Board of Directors of the Center for the Inland Bays in order to include more citizen representation on the Board and to improve the Center’s capacity to procure and administer private moneys secure...
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2015-06-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 14 YES 7 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB101EngrossThis 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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2015-06-23
SS 1 for SB 101 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB149IntroThis legislation removes the disparate treatment of counties, making all three county seats eligible for the same percentage of reimbursement of real property taxes.
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2015-06-23
To Senate Community/County Affairs Committee
DEHB144IntroThis bill codifies the annual funding of transportation of students of nonpublic, nonprofit elementary and high schools.
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2015-06-18
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB122EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 14, Chapter 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Reorganization And Changing Of School District Boundaries.
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2015-06-18
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 36 YES 0 NO 3 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB75PassThe continued existence and dissemination of juvenile criminal histories hampers an individual’s ability to be a successful and productive member of society. Juvenile criminal histories are a hindrance to employment, education, housing and cred...
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2015-06-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB93EngrossAs non-profit entities, rural electric cooperatives are exempt from the fee imposed for a business license and the taxes assessed on gross receipts set forth in Chapter 23 of Title 30. This Act confirms that the non-commercial generation of solar ele...
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2015-06-17
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB143IntroAn Act To Amend Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Profession And Occupation Of Optometry.
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2015-06-17
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB119EnrollThis 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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2015-06-16
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB48IntroAn Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Rehabilitation And Liquidation.
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2015-06-11
Stricken
DEHB65PassThe 147th General Assembly passed a bill to allow access to private restrooms for persons suffering from Crohn’s, colitis or similar conditions. That Act provided that persons with such conditions must provide written documentation, such as ...
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2015-06-10
Signed by Governor
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