Delaware Representative Richard Collins [R]

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DESB131EngrossThis Act lowers the tax rate for premium cigars from 30% to 15% of the wholesale price so that Delaware's tax rate is consistent with the tax rates for premium cigars in surrounding states. The tax rate in Maryland is 15% and there is no tax on p...
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2021-06-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB191IntroThis Act's purpose is to spur economic growth in Delaware and create new jobs by giving a portion of the State's revenue surplus back to the taxpayers. Specifically, this Act cuts (i) all personal income tax brackets by 10%, (ii) the corporat...
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2021-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm]

Amendment HA 1 to HB 191 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB49IntroThis Act recognizes the statutory authority of the Governor to act in the event of an emergency or disaster. During protracted emergencies and disasters, particularly those lasting more than 30 days, good governance requires participation by the Gene...
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2021-06-15
Tabled in Committee
DEHB173EngrossThis Act allows the parent or guardian of a military-connected student to preliminarily enroll the student by remote registration in a school district where the parent or guardian is in the active military of the United States or in full-time status ...
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2021-06-15
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class 2019-2020 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2021-06-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB247IntroThis Act lifts any ongoing face mask mandates relating to COVID-19. This Act will expire 1 year after its enactment.
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2021-06-15
To House Administration Committee
DESCR53EngrossThis resolution designates October 18-24, 2021 as "Free Speech Week" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-06-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB222IntroCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-11
Amendment HA 1 to HB 222 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB61IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-06-09
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 7 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
DEHB226IntroSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 16 of the Delaware Code (Subchapter III) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1791 (Bill Emerson Act). The Bill Emerson Act...
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2021-06-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESCR46EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of CHEER, a nonprofit organization that has provided seniors in Sussex County with critical services for half a century.
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2021-06-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR47IntroThis concurrent resolution proposes the formation of the Registered Voter List Improvement Task Force. This 10-member group will review current laws and practices associated with compiling and maintaining Delawares registered voter list. The main obj...
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2021-06-08
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 6 YES 13 NO 2 ABSENT
DESB172IntroSection 20 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution guarantees that a person has the right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family home and state. Both the United States Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court have recognized the righ...
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2021-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB170IntroCurrently, Delaware law permits the display of a flag of the United States of America on a flagpole attached to a residential structure. The law also permits display on a flagpole on the premises, but only if the flagpole was installed prior to the t...
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2021-06-04
[Hearing: Jun 16 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB55PassIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide "Gun Shop Project," reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar ca...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB68PassThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB209IntroThis Act protects the rights of individuals who do not receive COVID-19 vaccinations. This will prohibit the state, schools, political subdivisions, and certain recipients of state funds from denying access or services to such persons.
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2021-06-03
To House Administration Committee
DEHB211IntroThis bill adds the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections' vehicles to the list of "authorized emergency vehicles" identified in Chapter 41 of Title 21 that are afforded certain privileges when r...
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2021-06-03
[Hearing: Jun 16 @ 11:00 am]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB163IntroThis Act more closely aligns the meaning of agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use with the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of farm, which, since the 1974 Census, has included any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products we...
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2021-06-03
To Senate Agriculture Committee
DESB18IntroThis Act allows retail dealers in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol if the gasoline is being used in watercraft. Sussex County comfortably meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone and removing ...
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2021-05-20
Reported Out of Committee (Environment & Energy) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB92EngrossCurrent law grants an active Delaware volunteer firefighter, active Delaware volunteer EMT, or life-member of a Delaware volunteer fire department who is a Delaware resident a free surf fishing vehicle permit each year. Current law allows an active D...
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2021-05-20
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB22IntroThis bill creates the Delaware Digital Right to Repair Act. Currently when an electronic product such as a phone or electronic game breaks, it is only allowed to be repaired by the manufacturer. Parts are not available whether you are a consumer or a...
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2021-05-19
Amendment HA 3 to HB 22 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB170EngrossThis Act allows counties to use Realty Transfer Tax funds to pay expenses related to assessments and reassessments of real property and associated improvements. Further, it permits New Castle County to expand potential referees of tax assessment appe...
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2021-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB203IntroThis Act proposes to limit the Governors abilities during a State of Emergency in regard to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, exempting it from Title 20, Chapter 31.
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2021-05-19
To House Administration Committee
DEHB183IntroThis Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2021-05-18
Amendment HA 1 to HB 183 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB189IntroThis Act codifies what valid forms of identification are to be included with the statement an elector must prepare to request an absentee ballot. It also allows for an elector submitting the statement by mail to include a clear photocopy of one of th...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB188IntroThis Act makes fraudulent voting a class G felony level crime, with a fine of not less than $1,000 for a first offense or not less than $2,000 for a subsequent offense. Upon conviction, the person shall forfeit their right of suffrage for 5 years.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR23IntroThis Resolution requires the Department of Elections to review practices in Delaware and other states and make recommendations relating to verifying signatures on absentee ballots.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB187IntroThis Act specifies the duty of election officers to establish the identity of a voter by requesting explicit forms of identification. Any citizen presenting themselves as a voter at a polling place, but who is unable to provide an acceptable form of ...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DESCR40EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution designates the week of May 10, 2021 to May 16, 2021 as National Charter Schools Week and commends Delaware's charter public schools for their efforts in educating Delaware students.
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB68EngrossThis Act expands eligibility for the Department of Correction's Education Assistance Fund beyond correctional officers to employees who hold a position at paygrade 15 or below and meet the other existing requirements.
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2021-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 6 Favorable
DEHB172IntroThis Act temporarily eliminates the state's portion of the realty transfer tax for certain real estate closings for first time home buyers with a purchase price of $250,000 or less. The bill applies to a natural person home buyer whose gross inco...
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2021-05-06
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESCR42EnrollThis resolution honors Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook and offers condolences to his family, colleagues, and community.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB28EngrossThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB47EngrossThis Act clarifies that yard waste is included in the types of trash and litter that it is illegal to discard on a highway. This Act also defines yard waste.
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 6 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB76IntroThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.
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2021-04-27
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB147IntroThis Act requires the Controller General to cause to be prepared an economic impact analysis on legislation that increases the states minimum wage to determine the economic impact in this State of increasing the minimum wage.
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2021-04-15
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB108IntroThis Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement....
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2021-04-14
To Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee
DESCR10EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2021 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB139IntroIn 2018, the General Assembly enacted House Bill No. 204 of the 149th General Assembly, Chapter 200, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware, ("HB 204"), with "the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary condi...
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2021-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB17IntroThis Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement....
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2021-03-16
Stricken in Senate
DEHB116IntroThis Act is intended to promote, maintain, and bolster the publics confidence in the integrity of State government, particularly as it relates to the employment of former members of the General Assembly within State government. This Act achieves this...
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2021-03-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB12IntroThis Act fully exempts county property taxes and local school taxes for a disabled veteran with a 100% VA rated service-connected, permanent and total disability or for a disabled veteran who is receiving 100% disability compensation due to individua...
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2021-03-09
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 11 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHCR10IntroRequesting the Division of Research, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information to cooperate in creating a detailed and implementable plan to stream audio and video of all floor and committee acti...
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2021-03-09
To House Administration Committee
DEHB108IntroThis act restores the $500 senior real property tax credit.
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2021-02-19
To House Administration Committee
DESCR6EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 9, 2021, as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in Delaware.
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2021-01-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHR6IntroThis amendment to the House Rules requires a three-fifths vote of the members of the House in order to suspend the House Rules.
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2021-01-27
To House Rules Committee
DESJR1IntroThis joint resolution rejects the 2021 report of the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety.
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2021-01-27
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 7 YES 14 NO
DESB43IntroTitle 3 and Title 7 do not currently define the term farm and Title 3 does not currently define the term farm operations. This Act defines farm and farming operations for the purposes of Title 3 and Title 7. This Act amends the definition of farm ope...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Agriculture Committee
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