House Bill 305
150th General Assembly (2019 - 2020)
House Judiciary 3/12/20
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO § 11, ARTICLE I OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY.
This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to prohibit the imposition of the death penalty. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 1 of Article XVI of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly when the General Assembly amends the Delaware Constitution.
A First Leg amendment must be approved by the next General Assembly to become part of the Constitution. A Second Leg amendment becomes part of the Constitution upon passage of both Chambers of the subsequent General Assembly.