House Bill 112
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Out of Committee 4/26/23
Legislation has been voted out of Committee; now placed on the Ready List
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JUVENILES.
In 2022, the General Assembly passed HB 115, which prohibits the criminal prosecution of children under the age of 12, and limits delinquency proceedings for children under 12 to a small set of very serious crimes. This Act clarifies that children under 12 may not be arrested or placed in a detention facility pending adjudication, except where the alleged crime is one of the enumerated exceptions.
Takes effect upon being signed into law