DE SB214 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)
Status: Passed on July 23 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-07-23 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


The Division of Forensic Science (Division) produces numerous postmortem examination reports, autopsy reports, and laboratory reports annually. Given the high volume, and consistent with National Association of Medical Examiners accreditation standards, this Act expands the period of time within which the Medical Examiner must complete a written report from 30 to 90 days.

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An Act To Amend Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Division Of Forensic Science.


Roll Calls

2018-07-01 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-06-14 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 17 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2018-07-23 Signed by Governor
2018-07-01 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2018-06-20 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2018-06-15 Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
2018-06-14 Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
2018-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2018-06-01 Introduced and Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate

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