DE HB141 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)
Status: Passed on June 27 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-06-27 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act authorizes the Family Court to interview a child outside the presence of the parties for the purpose of obtaining the child's testimony and ascertaining the truth of a matter asserted by a party to a Protection from Abuse proceeding. The Court may permit counsel to be present during the interview and ask the child questions. The Court may also permit a party who is not present for the interview to submit questions of fact for the Court to use in interviewing the child. Interviews under this Act must be made a part of the record.

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An Act To Amend Title 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Family Court Procedure.


Roll Calls

2017-06-08 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-05-11 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2017-06-27 Signed by Governor
2017-06-08 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-08 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2017-05-12 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2017-05-11 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-05-10 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
2017-04-13 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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