DE HB207 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)
Status: Passed on August 1 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-08-01 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act amends the Charter of The Town of Milton. Specifically, Section 1 of the Act allows for an exception to the lengthy annexation process for a contiguous property owner seeking annexation if the property is two acres or less. Section 2 of the Act then sets up that less cumbersome annexation process for properties two acres or less. Section 3 of the Act replaces the list of exceptions to competitive bidding with incorporation by reference of the more detailed Town of Milton Procurement Policy. Section 4 of the Act reinstates a prior limit on real property taxes to a function of the total of assessed values within the Town. Specifically, the cap is 0.5% of that total. Currently, the cap is a fixed number, $1,750,000. However, the Town has annexed into its limits a number of parcels that will necessarily require additional expenditures of Town funds for services such as policing and, therefore, the Town will need to collect additional real property taxes.

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An Act To Amend The Charter Of The Town Of Milton.


Roll Calls

2023-06-29 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-06-15 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-08-01 Signed by Governor
2023-06-29 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2023-06-28 Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
2023-06-22 Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate
2023-06-22 Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
2023-06-15 Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate
2023-06-15 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
2023-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
2023-06-06 Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

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