DE HB8 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-6)
Status: Introduced on April 18 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-15 - Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 4 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Employment for formerly incarcerated individuals is a major barrier to transitioning and re-entering the community. The National Institute of Justice estimates that 60% of ex-offenders are jobless one year after their release. Improving access to employment opportunities for ex-offenders helps lower the States recidivism rates and will improve public safety and reduce taxpayer spending on prisons. This Act seeks to improve access to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals by establishing the Ex-Offender Employment Opportunity Tax Credit that offers a tax credit to employers hiring qualified ex-offenders in an amount equal to 10% of that individuals wages, with a maximum credit of $1500.

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



2019-05-15 Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 4 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
2019-04-18 Introduced and Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee in House

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