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Passed Delaware Gun Law SB258

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Titles 7, 11, And 23 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Environmental Violations.

Description: This legislation declassifies a number of minor violations associated with wildlife, hunting, fishing and boating by changing them from Class C and Class D environmental misdemeanors to environmental violations. These environmental violations will not be reported on criminal history records kept by The Delaware Criminal Justice Information System (DELJIS); however DNREC is authorized to retain records on environmental violations to ensure that second offenses and higher penalties are pursued when appropriate. The legislation also modernizes penalties associated with several other offenses by classifying them as various environmental misdemeanors and raises the minimum fine for Class C environmental violations from $50 to $100 for first offenses and Class D environmental violations from $25 to $50 for first offenses. Finally, the jurisdiction for a number of violations is changed from Superior Court to Magistrate Court.

Session: 147th General Assembly

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: September 2, 2014


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

21 sponsors: McBride; Debra J. Heffernan; Ennis;Bethany A. Hall-Long;Hocker; Ernesto B. Lopez;Karen E. Peterson; Venables; Atkins; Briggs;King;William J. Carson; Timothy D. Dukes;Ronald E. Gray;Earl G. Jaques; J. Johnson;Harvey R. Kenton; Mulrooney; Outten; Stephen T. Smyk;Wilson;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 51% (21 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Sep 2, 2014 Signed by Governor
House Jun 30, 2014 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
House Jun 26, 2014 Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 11 On Its Merits
House Jun 25, 2014 Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
Senate Jun 24, 2014 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate Jun 24, 2014 Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
Senate Jun 24, 2014 Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate Jun 18, 2014 Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Senate Jun 17, 2014 Assigned to Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee in Senate
Type Date State Link Text
Engrossed Jun 30, 2014 state link bill text
Draft Jun 17, 2014 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Senate Third Reading

House Third Reading

Link: link to state bill page

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