DE HB344 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on April 25 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-05-09 - Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [HTML]


The language set forth in this statute would remove barriers for inmates who are students with disabilities and who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under state and federal law, when being considered for parole or a sentence modification. Requiring an inmate with an IEP to complete a GED or State of Delaware High School Diploma is counter-productive to the treatment and programming of this segment of the prison population and prohibits them from seeking the same benefits of parole or sentence modification afforded to those inmates who do not have an IEP. This amendment to the law allows an inmate the opportunity to earn a State of Delaware Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards upon successful completion of the inmate's IEP.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Classification And Employment.



2018-05-09 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
2018-05-09 Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-04-25 Assigned to Education Committee in House
2018-04-25 was introduced and adopted in lieu of HB 344

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