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146th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 28

Primary Sponsor: Blevins Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Sorenson Rep. Barbieri & Rep. Hudson
CoSponsors: Sens. Bunting, Connor, Ennis, Henry, Marshall, Peterson, Simpson; Reps. Bennett, Carson, Hocker, Jaques, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Scott, Viola, Walker
Introduced on : 03/31/2011
Synopsis:This Act will protect the safety of certain victims of violent crime by creating Delaware’s Address Confidentiality Program, which will be administered by the Delaware Department of Justice. The Program will permit victims of crime of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault, as well as persons participating in Delaware’s Witness Protection Program, to keep their actual address confidential by applying to the Department of Justice for a substitute address to which all mail will be delivered. The Act requires any Federal, State or local governmental agency to accept a program participant’s substitute address, except as necessary to comply with the terms of court-ordered probation, parole, pre-trial release or sex offender registration. The Act ensures that Federal, State and local governments, will have access to a program participant’s actual address through a waiver process to be established by the Department of Justice. Disclosure of a participant’s actual address to a law enforcement agency in an emergency situation or as directed by court order will also be required by the Act. The Act also establishes that program participants may utilize the existing provisions of the Delaware Code to request that the Department of Elections maintain the confidentiality of their actual address. The Act shall take effect on October 3, 2011.
Current Status: Signed   On   05/19/2011
Volume Chapter78:28
Date Governor acted:05/19/2011
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 04/12/11 F=0 M=4 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 05/04/11 F=0 M=6 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 4/13/2011 4:34:17 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 5/10/2011 5:16:08 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
May 19, 2011 - Signed by Governor
May 10, 2011 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 04, 2011 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 6 On Its Merits
Apr 14, 2011 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Apr 13, 2011 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Apr 12, 2011 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Mar 31, 2011 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
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