DE HB211 | 2015-2016 | 148th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)
Status: Passed on September 6 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-09-06 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act limits the use of shackles and other physical restraints on children appearing in juvenile delinquency proceedings except in situations where the court determines that the use of restraints is necessary and there are no less restrictive alternatives that will prevent flight or physical harm to the child or other courtroom participants.

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An Act To Amend Title 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings And The Use Of Restraints On A Child.


Roll Calls

2016-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-09-06HouseSigned by Governor
2016-07-01SenatePassed by Senate. Votes: Passed 13 YES 8 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2016-06-29SenateReported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2016-06-22SenateAssigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
2016-06-22HousePassed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2016-06-22HouseAmendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
2016-06-22HouseAmendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2016-06-16HouseReported Out of Committee (APPROPRIATIONS) in House with 4 On Its Merits
2016-03-17HouseAssigned to Appropriations Committee in House
2016-03-16HouseReported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2015-06-24HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments