HB 109

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Feb 19, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act Proposing An Amendment To Article Viii, § 6 Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To Limitations On Appropriations.


This Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as per House Joint Resolution 8 of the 149th General Assembly (Panel). This Act would build upon the State’s existing appropriation limit methodology by moving the Budget Reserve Account into a newly defined Budget Stabilization Fund, defining rules for deposits to and withdrawals from said Budget Stabilization Fund, and adding a check of the appropriation limit against an index comprised of relevant indicators of growth of the State’s economy. The Panel further recommended that any final adoption of the structural budget reforms included in this Act be accompanied by statutory enactment of structural reforms to the Personal Income Tax by broadening the tax base as initially recommended by the DEFAC Advisory Council of Revenues report dated May 2015 and further detailed in the Panel’s report dated June 1, 2018.

Bill Sponsors (18)


No votes to display


Feb 19, 2021


Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Bill Text PDF HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
No related documents.


Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the Delaware General Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.