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Bill to outlaw cat declawing advances to Senate

Charles MegginsonGovernment, 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

Charles MegginsonGovernment, 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

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

An attempt to override Gov. John Carney‚Äôs veto of a bill to legalize marijuana possession failed in the Delaware House of Representatives Tuesday. With the vote, this year‚Äôs endeavor to end marijuana prohibition in Delaware is all but certainly dead.¬† Numerous lawmakers who previously voted to pass House Bill 371 voted against the veto override Tuesday out of an apparent …

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Bill aims to keep government hands off lemonade stands

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Image: Getty Images A bill released from a House committee Tuesday would exempt children‚Äôs 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 …

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Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans

Charles MegginsonGovernment, 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 …