DE SB258 | 2013-2014 | 147th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on September 2 2014 - 100% progression
Action: 2014-09-02 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This legislation declassifies a number of minor violations associated with wildlife, hunting, fishing and boating by changing them from Class C and Class D environmental misdemeanors to environmental violations. These environmental violations will not be reported on criminal history records kept by The Delaware Criminal Justice Information System (DELJIS); however DNREC is authorized to retain records on environmental violations to ensure that second offenses and higher penalties are pursued when appropriate. The legislation also modernizes penalties associated with several other offenses by classifying them as various environmental misdemeanors and raises the minimum fine for Class C environmental violations from $50 to $100 for first offenses and Class D environmental violations from $25 to $50 for first offenses. Finally, the jurisdiction for a number of violations is changed from Superior Court to Magistrate Court.

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An Act To Amend Titles 7, 11, And 23 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Environmental Violations.


Roll Calls

2014-06-30 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2014-06-24 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2014-09-02SenateSigned by Governor
2014-06-30HousePassed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2014-06-26HouseReported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 11 On Its Merits
2014-06-25HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
2014-06-24SenatePassed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2014-06-24SenateAmendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2014-06-24SenateAmendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
2014-06-18SenateReported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2014-06-17SenateAssigned to Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee in Senate

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