Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DESB40EngrossThis Act eliminates capital punishment, except for those convicted of first-degree murder before the effective date of this Act. The procedures for determining punishment, review of punishment, and method of punishment for first-degree murder related...
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2015-04-16
DEHB70IntroThis bill creates two types of licensure for the newly created Midwifery Advisory Council, licensed Certified Professional Midwives and licensed Certified Midwives. The bill clarifies that a licensee of the same licensure type should serve on the Pan...
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2015-04-16
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB47EngrossEvery indigent person accused of a crime has the Constitutional right to effective, conflict-free counsel funded by the state. In Delaware, the Public Defender's Office and the Office of Conflict Counsel are charged with the responsibility of providi...
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2015-04-16
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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2015-04-16
DEHB82IntroPursuant 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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2015-04-16
DEHB88IntroThis 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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2015-04-16
DEHB93IntroAs 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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2015-04-16
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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2015-04-16
DESB61IntroThis 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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2015-04-15
DESB62IntroThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2015-04-15
DEHB24PassUnder this section of the Landlord Tenant Code, there is an exemption that is created for vacation rentals along some of Delaware’s beaches that permits homeowners to rent their homes for a period of 120 days or less without being subject to th...
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2015-04-10
Signed by Governor
DESB8PassSenate Bill 119 which passed the 147th General Assembly inadvertently omitted the exception for veterinarians and methadone clinics from dispensing more than 72 hours of a controlled substance.
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2015-04-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB65EngrossThe 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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2015-04-02
DEHCR19EngrossThis concurrent resolution proclaims April 20-24, 2015, as “Delaware 1890 Land-Grant University Week.”
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2015-04-02
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB76IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DESCR12EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2015 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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2015-04-02
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB57IntroThis 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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2015-04-02
DESB53IntroThis bill clarifies that a participating volunteer fire company or ladies auxiliary in the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Pension Plan has the ability to withdraw from the plan. As part of that withdrawal process the company or auxiliary would pa...
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2015-04-02
DEHB48IntroThis 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB57IntroThis Act serves to clarify that work referral is an available option for fines and penalties owed as a result of a civil offense. Because the violation is civil, however, contempt of court shall not be a remedy for failure to comply with court-ordere...
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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 9 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB44IntroWhen 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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2015-04-01
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB40EngrossThis bill: (i) corrects a typo in 1917 of Title 18 relating to endorsement of contract, by changing “insurer” to “purchaser” to bring this section into alignment with 1914 of the same title; and (ii) changes the word “...
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2015-03-31
DEHB47EngrossThis 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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2015-03-31
DEHB51EngrossThe 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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2015-03-31
DESB43EngrossThis bill reconciles general provisions applicable to Commissioners found in section 1991 with more specific provisions found in 10 Del. C. 511(a) and 1315(a) regarding the appointment of a commissioner when there is a vacancy in office and residen...
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2015-03-31
DEHB7EngrossIn 2010, the Legislature added the crime of Strangulation, a Class D or Class E felony, to the Delaware Code. This bill adds Strangulation to the list of violent felonies. As a result, the provisions of 11 Del. C. 2116 governing the revocation of ba...
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2015-03-31
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB72IntroAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to other motorists. There are aftermar...
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2015-03-31
DESB48IntroAn Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Rehabilitation And Liquidation.
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2015-03-31
DESB50IntroThis bill clarifies the definition of a Correction Officer in the State Employees’ Pension Plan by expanding the existing requirements from supervising inmates to supervising Correctional Officers in secure facilities and/or classified with a c...
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2015-03-31
DEHB75IntroThe 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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2015-03-31
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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2015-03-26
DESB6EnrollThis 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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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB46IntroTraditionally, at least one member of both the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court have been residents of and been appointed from the Bars of each of the three counties, respectively. This Amendment is the 1st leg of a Constitutional Amendment to...
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2015-03-26
DESB34IntroWhen a certified repair technician completes repairs to a customer’s vehicle, the technician’s best validation of the repair is to test drive the vehicle before returning it to the customer. Many times a customer’s vehicle’s r...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB37IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB28IntroEvery indigent person accused of a crime has the Constitutional right to effective, conflict-free counsel funded by the state. In Delaware, the Public Defender's Office and the Office of Conflict Counsel are charged with the responsibility of providi...
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2015-03-24
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
DESCR10EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes the week of April 12 through April 18, 2015, as “National Library Week”.
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2015-03-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHCR12EngrossThis resolution recognizes the valuable contribution that the Lions Clubs International make to our local communities, as well as the world at-large, by recognizing that March 24, 2015 is Delaware State Lions Day.
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2015-03-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR8EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution continues the Motorcycle Rider Education Advisory Committee, which must meet at least quarterly to monitor the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, assess future needs, and recommend program improvements.
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2015-03-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR9EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 19th, 2015, as “Rare Disease Day” in Delaware.
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2015-03-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR4EngrossThis Resolution requests that the Division of Motor Vehicles study and consider issuing optional digital driver’s licenses for Delaware motorists.
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2015-01-29
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESB30IntroThis Bill implements the recommendations of the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission adopted on January 22, 2015. The revenue sharing model is being adjusted in a way that allows the State to continue to benefit from video lottery proceeds, allows f...
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2015-01-29
DEHCR7EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 2015 as “School Board Recognition Month”.
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHJR2PassDespite the good-faith efforts of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement and other officials, Wilmington’s violent crime rate remains unacceptably high. This Joint Resolution establishes the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commiss...
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2015-01-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB15IntroThis 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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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESCR5EngrossDesignating February 6, 2015 as “Ronald Reagan Day” in Delaware.
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2015-01-27
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB15IntroThis Act establishes February 6 as “Ronald Reagan Day” in Delaware.
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2015-01-27
DEHCR3EngrossThis Resolution proclaims the month of February 2015 as Wine Month in Delaware.
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2015-01-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2015-01-07
DESB49IntroThis bill provides for the transfer of property from the Appoquinimink School District to the Town of Townsend.
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