DE HB307 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Passed on May 24 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-05-24 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


United States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until his/her mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to making poor choices. In the landmark case of Miller v. Alabama, wherein the United States Supreme Court prohibited mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles, the Court wrote: Children are constitutionally different from adults for sentencing purposes.

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An Act To Amend Title 10 And 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Juveniles.


Roll Calls

2018-05-03 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-04-19 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [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
2018-04-25 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2018-04-19 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2018-04-19 Amendment HA 1 to HB 307 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-04-19 Amendment HA 1 to HB 307 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-03-28 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2018-01-23 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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