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Member Blast -
Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER ALERT
AS OF APRIL 18, 2013 AT 12 NOON

PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE


While the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has already sent a minimum wage increase opposition letter, businesses who oppose the minimum wage increase can utilize the below Minimum Wage Business Opposition Letter Template by CLICKING HERE and send same to members of the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee which are noted below.

Members of the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee:
Their emails are their first name, then a period, then their last name followed by @state.de.us.  With the exception of Representative William’s email, it is Dennis.E.Williams@state.de.us.

Example email: bryon.short@state.de.us
Representatives Bryon Short – D (Chair), Dennis E. Williams – D, Paul Baumbach – D, Andria Bennett – D, Ronald Gray – R, Quinn Johnson – D, Helene Keeley – D, Charles Paradee – D, Jack Peterman – R, Michael Ramone – R, Jeff Spiegelman – R.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE/BILLS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS

Released from committee yesterday, on House agenda today for vote.
HB 55 - Status: Out of Committee.  Sponsor: B. Short.  Synopsis: This Bill clarifies that parties to a franchise agreement are not within the definition of "employee..."  click here for more.  Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SECURITY FOR FRANCHISED DISTRIBUTORS.  Click for more info.

HB 60.  Synopsis: This bill would permit wine producers holding a valid license in this State or another state to obtain a license and ship wine directly to Delaware consumers so long as it is done through a common carrier with a “Carrier Permit”.  The bill requires the payment of taxes and obtaining the signature of a person 21 years of age or older before delivery of the wine.  Click here to read the substitute bill introduced yesterday in lieu of the original HB 60.

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce.  Released from committee yesterday and as of this writing, not on House agenda for vote.
HB 61.  Sponsor: Miro.  Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS, SECOND HAND DEALERS, AND ... more.  Synopsis: This bill sets certain standards for weighing and posting of pricing information related to precious ... moreClick for more info.

HB 74.  Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.  Synopsis: This Delaware Health Security Act will provide a cost effective single payer health care system for the State of Delaware.  The Act will provide comprehensive health care coverage to all Delawareans without any extra health insurance or out-of-pocket-expense.  The system will save money currently wasted on administrative/overhead costs and will provide a stable funding structure.  The bottom line: Employer and employee graduated payroll tax from 4% for employers with less than ten employees to 9%for employers with 50 or more employees;  A Health Security tax of 2.5% on net taxable income (after deductions) for all heads of households and persons subject to Delaware's income tax; and an additional Health Security income surtax on net taxable income of 2.5 % for persons filing a Delaware income tax return in excess of $25,000.  Married couples filing a joint Delaware income tax return shall pay an additional income surtax of 2.5% on net taxable income in excess of $500,000.  Current Status: House Health & Human Development Committee on April 16, 2013.

This information is also posted on the Chamber's site.  Click here to view.  For more information, contact Carol Everhart on the Member Hotline at 302-227-6446 or on her cell at 302-542-7547.

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