DE HB264 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on January 16 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-01-16 - Assigned to Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
Hearing: Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm in Senate Majority Caucus Room
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act represents one of the recommendations of the Local Service Functions Task Force created by House Concurrent Resolution No. 54. This Act revises the process by which the New Castle County tax rate for owners of real property in municipalities is calculated to reflect fire company contributions made by the municipality. This process does not consider as an in-kind contribution from New Castle County or a municipality the property tax that a fire company does not pay because real property owned by fire companies is exempt from taxation. Because no property tax is due, it is not an amount that either New Castle County or a municipality is waiving.

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An Act To Amend Title 9 Of The Delaware Code Relating To New Castle County Property Tax Rates And Municipalities.


Roll Calls

2020-01-16 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-01-16 Assigned to Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2020-01-16 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2020-01-15 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2020-01-09 Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

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