Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Possession Of Firearms By Persons Prohibited.
Description: This Act closes two significant loopholes in Delaware law in order to ensure that punishment for the illegal possession of firearms by violent persons is certain. First, by adding a definition for “convicted” or “conviction” that includes adjudications of delinquency occurring on or after a person’s 16th birthday, this Act requires mandatory minimum sentences for adults who possess firearms and were convicted of a violent crime when they were 16 or 17 years of age. Currently, Delaware law excludes those persons adjudicated delinquent of violent felonies from mandatory minimum sentencing if they are later convicted of illegal possession of a firearm as adults. Second, this Act requires mandatory minimum sentences for those who repeatedly violate Delaware’s illegal possession law. Currently, a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm for reasons other than the commission of a violent felony (e.g. a person who has committed a misdemeanor act of domestic violence) can be convicted of illegal possession repeatedly without facing any mandatory minimum sentence. Additionally, this Act makes technical corrections consistent with legislative drafting conventions.
Session: 148th General Assembly
Last Action: Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Last Action Date: May 13, 2015
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25 sponsors: Bruce Ennis; Margaret Henry; John Mitchell; Helene Keeley; Patricia Blevins; Colin Bonini; Bethany Hall-Long; Gerald Hocker; Ernesto Lopez; Robert Marshall; Brian Pettyjohn; Nicole Poore; David Sokola; Stephanie Bolden; Ruth King; Quinton Johnson; Sean Lynn; Sean Matthews; Edward Osienski; Charles Paradee; Charles Potter; Michael Ramone; Bryon Short; Daniel Short; Kimberly Williams;
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 61% (25 of 41)
|Senate||May 13, 2015||Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate|
|Senate||Jan 20, 2015||Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate|
|Draft||Jan 20, 2015||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
There have not been any votes on this bill
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