DE HB163 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-3)
Status: Enrolled on July 1 2018 - 75% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-07-01 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Currently there are 17 "check-boxes" on the Delaware personal income tax return where taxpayers may designate a portion of their refund or send additional money with their payment due to be credited as a charitable donation to various organizations. The number of organizations has continued to grow over the years without any charities being removed. As a result, a relatively stable total amount of donations is being spread across a larger number of causes, reducing the utility for any single charity and increasing the administrative burden on the Division of Revenue. This bill eliminates the two lowest grossing charitable funds - for the US Olympic Committee and for the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund, and replaces them with Funds for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children and the United Way of Delaware. It also adds a provision to the code capping the number of permissible charity check-offs on the return at 21.

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An Act To Amend Title 30 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Income Tax Return.


Roll Calls

2018-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-06-29 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-07-01 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2017-07-12 Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate
2017-06-29 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2017-06-29 Amendment HA 2 to HB 163 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-06-29 Amendment HA 1 to HB 163 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-06-29 Amendment HA 2 to HB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-14 Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2017-06-14 Amendment HA 1 to HB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-05-09 Introduced and Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee in House

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