|SB 189||Signed||Ennis||This bill increases the amount of the tax credit for active members of volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue service companies and their auxiliaries from $500 to $1,000.
||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PERSONAL INCOME TAX.|
|SB 216||Signed||Ennis||This Act allows the Delaware Standardbred Breeder’s Fund Board to promulgate rules and regulations necessary or appropriate to implement or clarify the statutes related to the Standardbred Breeder’s Fund Program. ||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STANDARDBRED BREEDER’S PROGRAM FUND.|
|SB 218 w/ SA 1||Signed||Lopez||This Act, known as the Living Donor Protection Act, prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s status as a living organ or tissue donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or other condition of an insurance policy, including a life, health, disability, or long-term care insurance policy.
At least 20 states have similar laws, including Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT.|
|SS 1 for SB 188||Signed||Mantzavinos||This Act increases the $2,000 pension exclusion otherwise available for military pensioners under age 60 to $12,500, providing an incentive for military retirees under age 60 to locate in Delaware.
This Act is effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EXCLUSION OF MILITARY PENSIONS FROM TAXABLE INCOME.|
|SB 229||Signed||Mantzavinos||This bill requires applicants for a Delaware resident producer license to either be a Delaware resident or to work for an entity that has a physical location in Delaware out of which the business of insurance is conducted. This bill prohibits the practice of out-of-state applicants using Delaware registered agents or postal boxes to establish residency in Delaware. These changes will help to reduce or eliminate the improper marketing of insurance plans by bad actors that seek to avoid regulatory oversight through these licensing practices.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RESIDENT INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.|
|SB 230||Signed||Poore||This Act removes the exemption in § 543(d)(4) of Title 4 (reduced distance requirements based on population growth) to the prohibition against granting a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor if there is an existing licensed establishment of similar type within either of the following:
(1) A ½ mile by accessible public road or street in any incorporated city or town.
(2) Within 3 miles by accessible public road or street in any unincorporated or rural area.
This Act permits the Commissioner to grant a new license if all of the following apply:
(1) The licensee desires to move the location of the license due to the destruction of the building, loss of lease, diversion of highway traffic pattern, or similar reason beyond the control of the licensee.
(2) The application meets the requirements of § 543(d) of Title 4 of the Delaware Code and the other requirements of Title 4.
(3) The new license does not result in the licensee moving the location more than 500 feet in an incorporated city or town or a ½ mile in an unincorporated or rural area.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.|
|SB 238 w/ SA 1||Signed||Poore||This Act amends the Delaware City Charter to provide that the Mayor and Council may impose a 3% tax on gross rental income for any lot operating a park for recreational vehicles, load or truck campers, camping trailers, travel trailers, trailers, or motorhomes, located within the boundaries of the city.
The Act further amends the Delaware City Charter to provide that the Mayor and Council may impose a tax, of no more than 3%, on rents or lease payments from apartments and other leased premises that are not subject to City property taxes and that are located within the boundaries of the city.
||AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DELAWARE CITY RELATING TO REVENUE.|
|SA 1 to SB 218||Passed||Lopez||This Amendment permits insurers to consider an individual’s organ donation as part of their medical history in the underwriting process, without it being the sole basis for determining underwriting eligibility. || |
|SA 1 to SB 238||Passed||Poore||This Amendment clarifies that the Mayor and Council may impose a 3% tax on gross rental income for any lot on which there is a recreational facility for recreational vehicles, load or truck campers, camping trailers, travel trailers, trailers, motorhomes, tent sites, or cottage-type structures, located within the boundaries of the city.|| |
|SA 1 to SB 189||Stricken||Ennis||This Amendment clarifies that the $1,000 nonrefundable tax credit for active members of the Delaware volunteer fire, ambulance, or rescue service for companies or its auxiliaries will take effect for the tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.