Both bills were released by the committee and will next be debated in the House.

Committee releases bills to combat trafficking, ammo theft

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Prostitution and gun ammo were the odd couple of topics to be handled in Wednesdayā€™s House Judiciary Committee hearing. House Bill 264, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton, makes the crime of ā€œpatronizing a prostituteā€ a class E felony rather than a misdemeanor when the person from whom prostitution is sought is a minor. Williamsā€™ second bill, House Bill 270, …

A proposed law would cap processing fees by car dealers at $475. (Photo by Antoni Shkraba/Pexels)

Bill capping car dealership processing fees head to House

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Whether it be buying tickets to a favorite artist or sports team, paying a parking ticket, or even gifting a car to a family member, the public is hit with pesky processing fees that inflate their purchase costs. Delaware has no cap on motor vehicle dealer processing fees, which permits dealers to arbitrarily charge whatever amounts they wish leading to …

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HouseĀ  passes updated police bill of rights by large margin

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed a bill that would establish new standards for reporting police misconduct allegations, hailed by sponsors as a giant leap toward transparency. After the bill passed, the Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, thanked the people who helped get the bill passed. ā€œI also want to thank the police …

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House Committee approves two bills adding police oversight

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

Despite opposition from police reform advocates and one vocal Democrat, two bills that add accountability and transparency for Delaware police officers easily passed the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee Wednesday. House Bill 206, sponsored by Rep. Kendra Johnson, D-Bear, would change the Council on Police Training to the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission, and would expand it …

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House sends 5-year property reassessment bill to Senate

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Property value must be reassessed every five years, according to a bill passed by the Delaware House Thursday and sent along to the Senate. House Bill 62, sponsored by Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, would require counties to reassess real property values at least once every five years, starting with the next reassessment. That hasnā€™t been done in New Castle County …

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Delaware retailers must accept cash under new law

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Headlines

Most Delaware retailers are now required to accept cash payments thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Carney Friday. House Bill 299, sponsored by Rep. Franklin Cooke, D-New Castle, prohibits sellers of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payments except in limited circumstances.Ā  The law covers sales made at retail stores through in-person transactions. It …