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House Bill 16, sponsored by Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D- Rehoboth Beach, and Sen. George Bunting, D-Ocean View, would eliminate language dating back to 1925 defining a police officer. Specifically, the legislation states that sheriffs do not have the same authority as police officers and are not included in the definition of a police officer. The bill is currently in committee. H.B. 9 would amend Title 11 of the Delaware code relating to offenses by public officials. Under the bill, receiving unlawful gratu- ities and official misconduct would be considered class C felonies and not misdemeanors. A person found guilty of a felony cannot hold elected office in Delaware. The bill is awaiting a vote in the House. HB. 18 extends the current requirements for receiving either a distinguished diploma or tradi- tional diploma for students gradu- ating through and including the class of 2010. The delay is based on pending changes to the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) and the new DelDOT Continued from page 15 core business, maximizing federal funds, and leveraging borrowing capacity at a 50 percent cash-50 graduation requirements passed by the state board of education. The first class to be affected by the new graduation requirements will be the class of 2011. The first administration of a revised DSTP will be in the spring of 2009. This bill delays the implementation of awarding one diploma based on course requirements and the demonstration of proficiency in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. The bill is out of committee awaiting a vote in the House. H.B. 29, sponsored by Rep. George Carey, R-Milford, and Sen. Thurman Adams, D- Bridgeville, reflects charter changes requested by the town of Milton to delineate the responsi- bilities of the town manager and the town clerk. The legislation is out of committee awaiting action in the House. H.B. 30 prohibits the applica- tion_ and/or injection of waste- water or treated wastewater or dis- posal of biosolids and/or sludge from sewage treatment plants on public lands. The bill is currently in committee. percent bonds ratio will aid in the shrinking of the shortfall even fur- ther. Wicks said the department would focus on key projects such as improvements to routes 24, 26, 54 and 1 and the design and right- CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, January 26- Moiiday, January 29, 2007 - 21 H.B. 34, known as the 2007 Ethanol 85 Station Development Program, would fund 10 service stations' conversion costs for the sale of ethanol 85 flexible fuels, with three stations in Sussex County. The stations would be required to sell ,ethanol to state and municipal vehicles. The bill, cosponsored by Rep. Joe Booth, R-Georgetown, and Carey, is in committee. -Senate Bill 22, sponsored by Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Milford, and Booth, amends the Lewes charter to increase the amount added to delinquent taxes from 1 percent per month to 1.5 percent per month. The legislation is cur- rently in committee. House Resolution 8, spon- sored by Booth, requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to review permit proce- dures for new construction sites to prevent silt and sediment from damaging and migrating toward ponds and estuaries. Through the resolution, which relates to a problem in the Red Mill Pond area near Lewes, Booth is asking DNREC officials to investigate what needs to be done to better protect waterways from new con- struction Sites. of-way phases for the Western Parkway in the Cape Region. She said the department wilt have a revised six-year projects plan ready for release in March. Contact Ron MacArthur at ronm @ capeg azette, com. your heart out, Mick Jagger, 40 Glade Circle East delivers complete & of Rehoboth's preeminent homes, painstakingly crafted with the Natura Preserve, RehobOth Canal, Pond & Atlantic Ocean parkland that it adjoins. sq. ft. of single level, state-of-the-art living & on The Glades premter 1.75 acre waterfront Enjoy direct access to Rehoboth's new. downtown & beach without entering Route One. Enjoy Olympic swtmming pool, 5 tennis courts, racquetball fitness room & grand clubhouse in the truest of family-oriented, community living that has to offer. 3 1/2 BA, soaring ceilings, extra wide 8' doors, oversized masterfully appointed DR, FR, Sun Room & Home being sold mostly furnished. cGm uiries:to Skip Faust Offered Exclusively By FAUST P DIVER Stk# 2296 NEW 2007 CHEVROLET SlLVERADO CLASSlC REG' CAB MSRP .................................... ..s18,00 CP Diver-Discount. ........ s 1000 6M. Rebate ..... , .................. , $00 Sale Price0.,, s15,920 Stk# 5064 NEW 2007 CHEVROLET COLORADO REG. CAB MSRP ...................................... s15,690 CP Diver Discount ......................... $500 6M Rebate .................................... s Sale PriceSO.,, 14,00690 VISIT US ON THE WEB "IT'S ALL YOU NEED." @ BUlCI. mlu AN 00v0umoN PONTtACV "III1I1 WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRAI)E'