DE HB305 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-2)
Status: Introduced on January 23 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-01-24 - Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


In 2011, as part of a general overhaul of Delawares drug laws, this provision was inserted into Title 16 to allow juvenile adjudications to count as prior qualifying offenses for purposes of increasing the sentence of certain drug offenders. Pursuant to this provision, some defendants convicted of certain drug crimes who have one prior adult drug conviction and one prior juvenile adjudication within the past 10 years face a drastic increase in sentence as follows:

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Controlled Substances.



2018-01-24 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2018-01-23 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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