Senate Bill 128
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Ready for Governor for action
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
This Act establishes the crime of obstruction of justice. Nearly every other state has a statutory crime of obstruction of justice and this Act is modeled on laws that prohibit intentional obstruction of justice and interference with governmental functions under federal law, Chapter 73 of Title 18 of the United States Code, and in Pennsylvania, under § 5101 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Criminal Code. This Act addresses actions that powerful individuals and organizations take to silence victims and witnesses and impede investigations into fraud, abuse, corruption, and white collar crime.
Takes effect upon being signed into law