DE HB442 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Introduced on June 6 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-06-13 - Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [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.



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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