Bill Text: DE HB332 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Sheriffs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-05-22 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House [HB332 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2019-HB332-Draft.html

SPONSOR:

Rep. Lynn & Sen. Paradee

Rep. Baumbach

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

150th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 332

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SHERIFFS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 2103, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 2103. Sheriffs and regular deputies.

Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs shall do not have any arrest authority. However, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs may take into custody and transport a person when specifically so ordered by a judge or commissioner of Superior Court.

SYNOPSIS

This Act removes obsolete language. Sheriffs are not equipped to safely transport prisoners and no sheriff has done so in nearly 10 years. This Act also makes a technical correction to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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