DE SB147 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Passed on June 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-06-30 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act codifies a reasonableness requirement for the use of force, both non-lethal and lethal. This is important when the state of mind is an issue in a criminal trial, such as when the judge or jury must decide as to what someone believed, knew, or intended at a given time.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Use Of Force.


Roll Calls

2021-06-29 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 25 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-06-10 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-06-30 Signed by Governor
2021-06-29 Passed By House. Votes: 25 YES 16 NO
2021-06-29 Amendment HA 2 to SB 147 - Defeated By House. Votes: 3 YES 38 NO
2021-06-29 Amendment HA 4 to SB 147 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-28 Amendment HA 3 to SB 147 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-25 Amendment HA 2 to SB 147 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-22 Amendment HA 1 to SB 147 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-17 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2021-06-11 Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
2021-06-10 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 7 NO
2021-06-08 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable
2021-05-25 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

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