DE HB18 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on April 13 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-04-13 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill clarifies the General Assemblys intent last session in amending the states habitual offender law, specifically (a) that the changes made by the General Assembly were intended to affect minimum mandatory sentences, not sentences where judges had already exercised complete discretion, (b) that the changes were not designed to reduce minimum mandatory sentences associated in the Delaware Code with specific crimes (e.g. illegal gun possession), and (c) allows the sentencing judge to impose probation after the minimum mandatory sentence required by this section.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Habitual Criminals.


Roll Calls

2017-03-21 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-01-19 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-04-13 Signed by Governor
2017-03-21 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-03-16 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
2017-01-19 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2017-01-19 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-01-18 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2016-12-15 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments