DE HB442 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Enrolled on June 28 2018 - 75% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-06-28 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be required to participate in counseling, treatment, community service, or any other appropriate intervention. A juvenile who successfully completes the requirements of the civil citation program will not have an arrest or prosecution indicated on their record. Under the current law, officers may make referrals to the civil citation program for only very limited types of misdemeanor offenses.

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An Act To Amend Title 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Juvenile Civil Citation Program.


Roll Calls

2018-06-28 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-06-21 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-06-28 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2018-06-28 Rules Suspended in Senate
2018-06-27 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2018-06-21 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2018-06-21 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-06-21 Amendment HA 1 to HB 442 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-06-21 Amendment HA 1 to HB 442 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2018-06-06 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

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Bill Comments