Senate Bill 203

149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)

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Senate Judicial & Community Affairs 5/8/18
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.

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5/8/18
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING DEADLY WEAPONS.
This Act increases the penalties for certain offenses involving deadly weapons as follows: 1. For possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, from 2 to 5 years. 2. For possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, generally, from 3 to 6 years. 3. For possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, if the defendant has been convicted of 2 or more prior felonies, from 5 to 10 years. 4. For possession of a firearm or destructive weapon by a person prohibited who has been convicted of a violent felony, from 3 to 6 years. 5. For possession of a firearm or destructive weapon by a person prohibited who engages in the possession within 10 years of the conviction of a violent felony, from 5 to 10 years. 6. For possession of a firearm or destructive weapon by a person prohibited who has been convicted of 2 or more violent felonies, from 10 to 12 years. 7. For possession of a firearm by a person prohibited who negligently causes serious physical injury or death of another person through the use of the firearm, from 4 to 7 years. 8. For possession of a firearm by a person prohibited who negligently causes serious physical injury or death of another person through the use of the firearm and does so within 10 years of a conviction of a violent felony, from 6 to 12 years. 9. For possession of a firearm by a person prohibited who negligently causes serious physical injury or death of another person through the use of the firearm and has been convicted of 2 or more violent felonies, from 10 to 20 years. This Act increases the class of felony assigned to possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited under § 1448(e) of Title 11 to insure that the minimum sentence required by this Act does not exceed the maximum sentence for the class of felony assigned to the crime.
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