DE SB209 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-4)
Status: Introduced on May 10 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-05-10 - Introduced and Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]

Summary

Delawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change on the Criminal Codes overall structure, its terminology, or its application, creating numerous inconsistencies, redundancies, ambiguities and contradictions. In 2014, the General Assembly established the Criminal Justice Improvement Committee to review opportunities for efficiencies in the Delaware Criminal Code, including identifying: disproportionate, redundant, outdated, duplicative, or inefficient statutes and crimes that should or should not constitute potential jail time. The Criminal Justice Improvement Committee Working Group was created to accomplished the Criminal Justice Improvement Committees stated goals and has worked diligently for the last three years, in concert with other criminal justice stakeholders, to restore the criminal code to a clear, readable, and proportional code. The recommendations found in their Final Report are the basis for this Act and its companion bill.

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Title

An Act To Amend Title 11, Part 1, Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware Criminal Code.

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History

DateChamberAction
2018-05-10 Introduced and Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

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