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Bill to outlaw cat declawing advances to Senate

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

It could soon be illegal to declaw cats in Delaware under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Andria Bennett, D-Dover, would impose a fine of up to $1,000 for those who have the procedure performed for non-therapeutic purposes. The bill also specifies that a veterinarian who is found to have declawed …

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House votes to ban most guns for citizens under 21

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delawareans under the age of 21 would be prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a firearm or ammunition under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Tuesday. The move comes just days after the House voted to ban most semi-automatic firearms. Exceptions include if the person is an active member of the armed forces or a qualified law-enforcement …

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House votes against overriding Carney’s marijuana veto

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

An attempt to override Gov. John Carneyā€™s veto of a bill to legalize marijuana possession failed in the Delaware House of Representatives Tuesday. With the vote, this yearā€™s endeavor to end marijuana prohibition in Delaware is all but certainly dead.Ā  Numerous lawmakers who previously voted to pass House Bill 371 voted against the veto override Tuesday out of an apparent …

Bill aims to keep government hands off lemonade stands

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Image: Getty Images A bill released from a House committee Tuesday would exempt childrenā€™s lemonade stands from regulations and licensing fees. House Bill 331, sponsored by Rep. Andria Bennett, D-Dover, defines the stands as ones that operate on a temporary, occasional basis, serve or sell lemonade or other beverages to others, and are located on private property with the permission …

Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislatureā€™s plans

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The General Assembly will meet in person for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Getty Images) A list of pre-filed House bills released Thursday offers a glimpse into some of the issues the General Assembly plans to tackle when it reconvenes next week. Proposals included on the list range from a measure to make gun ownership legal for medical …