DE HB437 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 11-2)
Status: Passed on August 28 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-08-28 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill allows the background plates (animal welfare, farmland preservation, Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Delaware Equine Council, and Keep Delaware Beautiful) issued by DMV to be displayed on trailers up to 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). It also increases the size of trucks that can display the plates from ¾ ton (10,000 pounds GVWR) to 26,000 pounds GVWR.

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An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Registration Of Vehicles.


Roll Calls

2018-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-06-28 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-08-28 Signed by Governor
2018-07-01 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2018-07-01 Suspension of Rules in Senate
2018-06-28 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2018-06-05 Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

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Bill Comments