DE HB306 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)
Status: Passed on May 24 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-24 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


This bill permits judges to utilize their discretion in determining whether a juvenile charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony should be transferred back to Family Court or remain in Superior Court. Prior to 2017, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was only one of five criminal charges where judges had no discretion in determining whether a juvenile should be treated as a juvenile or an adult because the statute required a juvenile charged with these offenses to be prosecuted as an adult. House Bill 9, which was enacted last year, provided judges the discretion to determine how a juvenile should be treated for four other offenses. This is a continuation of that effort.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Certain Crimes.


Roll Calls

2018-05-03 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-04-17 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-05-24 Signed by Governor
2018-05-03 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
2018-04-25 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2018-04-18 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2018-04-17 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2018-04-17 Amendment HA 2 to HB 306 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-04-17 Amendment HA 1 to HB 306 - Stricken in House
2018-04-17 Amendment HA 1 to HB 306 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-03-28 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2018-01-23 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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Bill Comments