145th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 127
Primary Sponsor: Bonini
CoSponsors: Sen. Sorenson; Rep. Lavelle
Introduced on : 06/04/2009
Long Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS.
Synopsis: This Act requires that those voting in school board elections and school tax elections and school bond elections be registered voters.
Sorenson, Bonini, and Lavelle,
You have no concept of the impact of this legislation and you failed to provide.
Everybody pays school taxes either through ownership or the rent payments made to landlords.
But you know, I hope this legislation passes because when “needed” referendums fails it will force school districts into financial recovery and put the $$$ monkey on the back of the state aka legislators.
You folks in Dover failed to listen to many of us back in 1995-97 about the dangerous course you were taking with DSTP and now even yourselves called for changes in DSTP. Do what you want and pass this legislation and I’ll enjoy no more school tax increase.
Its a disgrace that our own legislation preach local control and flexibility but yet makes every attempt to infringe upon it.
I am here to tell you, this legislation will come back to haunt every legislators who supports it. When the “needed” referendums fails, all fingers will point to this legislation.
The current law has been in existence for many years by those who intended to keep education a local issue apparently knew what they were doing.
Please reinstate, Title 14, Chapter 2, Subchapter I, section 207. It was repealed to give the state legislators the same flexibility and now we get underfunded and unfunded state mandates eating away at local tax dollars.
Why haven’t either of you held a town meeting in your respective school districts? Do we not have a voice in this matter?
Why haven’t either of you stood before your respective district community during a school board meetings to share your “visions”? In Red Clay I only see two local state representatives who take the time to make every attempt to attend board meetings.
Please provide us you detailed imapact study.