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145th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 197

Primary Sponsor: Blevins Additional Sponsor(s):    & Rep. Bennett Sen. Sorenson & Rep. Hudson
CoSponsors: Booth, Bushweller, Sens. Ennis, Hall-Long, Henry, Katz, Marshall, Peterson, Sokola, Bonini; Reps. Carson, Cathcart, Jaques, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kovach, Lavelle, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Oberle, Ramone, Schooley, Schwartzkopf, Scott, D. Short, Viola, Walls
Introduced on : 01/26/2010
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON.
Synopsis:Currently there is not a crime of strangulation in Delaware's criminal code.  Cases of strangulation have been prosecuted using the crime of assault or even the misdemeanor charge of offensive touching.  This Act recognizes the severity of the crime of strangulation by making it a stand-alone felony.  Strangulation is a leading indicator in domestic violence deaths. Delaware would become the 19th state with a strangulation felony law on the books.

Current Status: Signed   On   05/14/2010
Volume Chapter77:256
Date Governor acted:05/14/2010
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 03/18/10 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 04/21/10 F=5 M=2 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 3/25/2010 3:05:19 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 4/22/2010 5:16:18 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
May 14, 2010 - Signed by Governor
May 14, 2010 - Signed by Governor
Apr 22, 2010 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Apr 21, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 5 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
Mar 30, 2010 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Mar 25, 2010 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Mar 18, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Jan 26, 2010 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
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