DE SB31 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 10-4)
Status: Passed on April 17 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-17 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.

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An Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To A Certain Use Of A Handgun.


Roll Calls

2018-03-29 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2017-04-06 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2018-04-17 Signed by Governor
2018-03-29 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-05-10 Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 On Its Merits
2017-04-13 Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
2017-04-06 Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-04-06 Amendment SA 1 to SB 31 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-04-05 Amendment SA 1 to SB 31 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-04-05 Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2017-03-16 Introduced and Assigned to Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee in Senate

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