DE HB6 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)
Status: Passed on October 12 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-10-12 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act codifies a juvenile's right to counsel in Family Court delinquency proceedings. The bill outlines certain circumstances where a juvenile may not waive the right to counsel: where the juvenile is accused of a felony, where the juvenile is in the custody of the Division of Family Services, where the juvenile is under the age of 16, or where the victim of the alleged delinquent act is a family member or guardian or where the family member or guardian has an interest adverse to the juvenile.

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An Act To Amend Titles 10 And 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To A Juvenile's Right To Counsel In Family Court And The Justice Of The Peace Court.


Roll Calls

2017-06-28 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-06-20 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-10-12 Signed by Governor
2017-06-28 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2017-06-28 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2017-06-20 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
2017-06-20 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-05-17 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2017-05-10 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments