MIKE SMITH’s Record
SENIOR TAX CREDIT BILL
Mike sponsored House Bill 37 that would fully restore the $500 senior property tax credit in Delaware
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS
Mike was a co-sponsor of House Bill 100 which would provide full funding for mental health counselors in all elementary schools in Delaware
Mike authored the bill to increase the fines for littering in Delaware
SUPPORTING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Mike secured funding for many road improvements and repairs throughout 22nd District neighborhoods
Mike was the co-sponsor of House Bill 155 that would allow a constitutional change to ensure a more sound budgeting process for the state. The first leg of a constitutional amendment, the legislation would create the Budget Stabilization Fund. This “budget smoothing fund” would be a monetary reserve that could be saved in times of windfalls and used to bridge budget shortfalls.
REDUCING HEALTHCARE COSTS
Mike was the co-sponsor of a law that requires insurance plans cap the monthly amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Mike was part of an effort to champion legislation that created a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and to punish these motorists by issuing them a civil penalty.
Mike co-sponsored House Bill 26 which was the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment that requires the General Assembly to wait 48 hours from the introduction of the budget bill before voting on such legislation.
SPURRING OUR ECONOMY
Mike co-sponsored House Bill 32 which would decrease by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the state, returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017. He also co-sponsored House Bill 321 which would eliminate the state’s portion of the realty transfer tax for closings for some first time homebuyers with a purchase price of $250,000 or less.
As a member of the House’s Small Business Caucus, Mike continues to fight for state funding for economic development initiatives that will help grow and sustain Delaware’s small businesses.