Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DEHB289IntroThis bill allows for the hunting of deer on private land on Sundays.
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2016-04-28
HS 1 for HB 289 - Assigned to Agriculture
DEHB346IntroThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB348IntroThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Education Committee
DEHB339IntroThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
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
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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2016-04-21
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESJR8EnrollThis 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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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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. AUTHOR: Senator Cloutier
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
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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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR72EngrossThis Resolution proclaims that May 2016 is Community Action Month in Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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
DEHB264EngrossThis 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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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
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
DESB205IntroThis bill designates the Kalmar Nyckel as the official Tall Ship of Delaware.
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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB305IntroThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 58, by adding a higher RBC standard for trend testing from 2.5 to 3.0 for a life insurance company, health insurance company, or a fraternal benefit society. The bill’s language comes directly from the NAIC Ri...
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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB304IntroThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 80, and is an accreditation requirement as of January 1, 2017. The amendments involve including a new subsection for Governance Standards for Risk Retention Groups which include the below-listed seven items. Existin...
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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESJR10IntroThis Senate Joint Resolution encourages State government to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB123IntroThis bill clarifies the intent of the original Rent Justification legislation with respect to the CPI-U and allows for community owners to recoup certain capital costs as increased rent without increasing base rent in perpetuity.
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2016-04-19
To Senate Community/County Affairs 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
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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2016-04-19
To House Labor Committee
DESCR61EngrossThis Resolution designates September 1, 2016 as “Wesley College Day” in Delaware.
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2016-04-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DESCR60EngrossThis resolution congratulates Robert E. Clark II on being inaugurated as the 17th President of Wesley College.
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2016-04-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
DEHB327IntroThis 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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2016-04-19
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
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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2016-04-19
To House Labor Committee
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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2016-04-19
To Senate Public Safety Committee
DESB231IntroThis 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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2016-04-19
To Senate Insurance & Telecommunications 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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2016-04-14
SS 1 for SB 156 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 10 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESB180EnrollThis Act provides procedures to ensure that each child with a disability who has reached age 18 has an identified educational decision-maker to exercise rights under this chapter. A child with a disability who has capacity may exercise his own rights...
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2016-04-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DESCR59EngrossThis Resolution proclaims May 2016, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2016-04-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
DEHB227EngrossThis bill would permit Farm Wineries to make and sell mead and cider in addition to wine. The TTB (the Federal Agency in charge of regulating alcohol) considers mead and cider to be “wines” thereby creating some confusion when entities ar...
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2016-04-13
Reported Out of Committee (BANKING AND BUSINESS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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
DESB217IntroThis 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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2016-04-13
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
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
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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2016-04-12
Amendment HA 1 - Stricken
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
DESB178PassThis bill makes technical changes to the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III Child Protection Act.
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2016-04-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB276PassThis Act eliminates the office of the last remaining County Comptroller, the Kent County Comptroller, and transfers the functions, duties, and powers of that office to the Kent County Department of Finance, specifically including those duties and pow...
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2016-04-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB241PassIn 2010, House Bill No. 344 (“Bill”) was introduced, in part, to add the mayor of a municipal corporation to the list of individuals authorized to solemnize marriages in this State. The Bill was signed by the Governor and became law, see ...
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2016-04-01
Signed by Governor
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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2016-03-30
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
DEHB295EngrossThis 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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2016-03-30
To Senate Public Safety 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
DESJR7PassThis joint resolution designates March 2016 as “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in the State of Delaware. Author: Senator Hall-Long
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2016-03-24
Signed by Governor
DESB214IntroThis 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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2016-03-24
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
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