DE SB91 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Passed on September 11 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-09-11 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Delaware law on the application to an authorized judge for the intercept of wire communications was written prior to the creation of the statutory divisions of Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights and Public Trust, within the Delaware Department of Justice. This would allow for the divisions leading, for example, sensitive fraud, public corruption, white collar, civil rights and hate crimes investigations to apply to the Superior Court for wire intercepts, and further makes clear that such investigations fall within the purview of the electronic surveillance chapter. Human trafficking is already included in the statute, but its investigations and prosecutions now fall under the jurisdiction of the Family Division.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Wiretapping And Electronic Surveillance.


Roll Calls

2023-06-21 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-05-09 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-09-11 Signed by Governor
2023-06-21 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 1 NO 2 ABSENT
2023-06-14 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2023-05-10 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
2023-05-09 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
2023-05-03 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2023-04-19 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments