DE HB70 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 18 2024 - 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-18 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm in Senate Hearing Room
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act eliminates the death penalty in Delaware. As such, the penalty for a person who is convicted of first-degree murder for an offense that was committed after the persons 18th birthday is imprisonment for the remainder of the persons natural life without benefit of probation or parole or any other reduction.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Death Penalty.


Roll Calls

2024-06-18 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 33 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2024-06-18 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
2024-06-18 Passed By House. Votes: 33 YES 8 NO
2024-03-20 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2023-01-25 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments