Legislative Updates

2018 Legislative Session

Updated March 12, 2018


Representative Mike Ramone (R-Pike Creek) introduced HB 297: An Act to Amend Title 30 of The Delaware Code Relating to Decreasing the Realty Transfer Tax. This bill would repeal the 1 percent realty transfer tax hike levied the last day of the 2017 Legislative Session. DAR supports this legislation.

Legislators not seeking re-election: State Representatives Joseph E. Miro (R-Pike Creek Valley; Harvey Kenton (R-Milford, Realtor), Bryon Short (D-Arden), and JJ Johnson (D-New Castle); State Senators Brian Bushweller (D-Dover), Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington), Gary Simpson (R-Milford)

A recent opinion piece in Delaware Online made some important points in addressing the State’s budget woes. However, the writer left out one important issue: the real estate transfer tax. Read the response from DAR President Bayard Williams here.


2017 Legislative Session

Access the 2017 review of session issues here.


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