DE SB234 | 2011-2012 | 146th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-5)
Status: Passed on September 12 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-09-12 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill establishes the offense of Child Abuse. These new statutes combine current statutes and redefine physical injury and serious physical injury to reflect the medical realities of pain and impairment suffered by children. A new section provides special protection to infants, toddlers and children who have disabilities. The statute also expands the state of mind necessary for certain offenses against children allowing for more effective prosecution of parents who subject their children to abuse by others and fail to protect their children. The bill also re-numbers the definitional section making clear that the definitions apply to all crimes in the subchapter. Author: Sen. Blevins

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Offenses Against Children.


Roll Calls

2012-06-28 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 34 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-06-19 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2012-09-12 Signed by Governor
2012-06-28 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 7 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-26 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 7 On Its Merits
2012-06-20 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
2012-06-19 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-19 Amendment SA 2 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-19 Amendment SA 2 - Introduced in Senate
2012-06-19 Amendment SA 1 - Stricken
2012-06-14 Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
2012-06-13 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2012-06-05 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

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