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 Post subject: DE House bills introduced today 3/7
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:45 pm 
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HB 34: This Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow eligible public schools to compete for grant awards to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school safety or security. The Department of Education shall administer the competitive grant program. This Act further requires all funding to be awarded by a five-member committee consisting of representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget, the Governor’s office, and the Delaware Association of School Administrators. Said committee shall meet no later than thirty days after the effective date of this Act to develop rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section. Awards granted under this Section shall be limited to a maximum of $50,000 per school, with priority given to applications addressing a current unresolved safety or security issue, or an issue which would significantly improve the safety and security of the public school relative to the size of the investment.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.ns ... enDocument

HB 35: Federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) are required to perform criminal history background checks on prospective firearms purchasers. However, when the sale or transfer of a firearm does not involve a licensed dealer, no background check is required. This is an enormous loophole—one in which convicted felons, minors and other prohibited purchasers can readily avoid background checks and more easily acquire guns. This bill would require that a criminal history background check be performed in connection with the sale or transfer of all firearms, with a few exceptions noted below. Background checks would be performed by licensed firearms dealers, who are already required to conduct a background check whenever they sell a firearm or when requested by private parties. Dealers would be required to maintain records of such background checks in accordance with state and federal law. Background checks would not be required in private party transactions (1) in which the buyer or transferee is a member of the seller or transferor’s immediate family (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling or spouse); (2) involving antique firearms and certain replicas thereof; (3) involving the return by a licensed pawnbroker of a firearm to the person from whom it was received; or (4) involving qualified active duty and retired law-enforcement officers. Persons who violate this act would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for a first offense. Any subsequent offense would be a class G felony.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.ns ... enDocument

HB 36: This Act increases certain minimum sentences required for the use of firearms by persons prohibited.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.ns ... enDocument

HB 37: Currently § 1447A punishes the possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony but does not differentiate between persons having a firearm in their possession and persons who use the firearm during the commission of a crime. This Act makes this distinction and provides enhanced penalties for those displaying and discharging a firearm, and causing serious physical injury to a non-participant during the commission of a crime. This Act further, like the current statute, provides enhanced penalties for those who have twice before been convicted of a felony in Delaware or elsewhere
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.ns ... enDocument

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 Post subject: Re: DE House bills introduced today 3/7
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:04 pm 
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I don't think HB 34 is related to firearms, unless I'm missing something.

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