DE HB259 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on July 1 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-07-01 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


In 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequently convicted of a specified sexual offense sentences be sentenced to at least 25 years in prison, up to life.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Sentences For Sexual Offenses.


Roll Calls

2018-06-19 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 19 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2018-06-05 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-07-01 Signed by Governor
2018-06-19 Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2018-06-05 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2018-06-05 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-06-29 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2017-06-23 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments