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Proposed Delaware Gun Law SB83

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 10 And Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Domestic Violence.

Description: This Act makes several changes to Title 10 and Title 11 of the Delaware Code relating to domestic violence. First, this Act amends 1045, Title 10 relating domestic violence protective orders to clarify the procedures related to the disposition of firearms in the possession of a respondent. Second, this Act amends 1448(a)(6), Title 11 to provide that any person who is prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a deadly weapon because the person is subject to a Family Court protection from abuse order is so prohibited immediately upon the entry of the protection from abuse order from purchasing or otherwise obtaining, and within 24 hours of personal service of the order, from owning, possessing, or controlling any deadly weapon. Third, this Act expands the definition of the term “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” in 1448(a)(7), Title 11 to include substantive dating relationships and people who have cohabited at the time of the offense or within 5 years prior to the offense. Finally, this Act amends Chapter 39, Title 11 to require that the court indicate on the record of conviction of certain, specified offenses whether the offense was a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.” This Act takes effect on January 1, 2017. Author: Senator Henry

Session: 148th General Assembly

Last Action: SS 1 for SB 83 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 26 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT

Last Action Date: June 25, 2015


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14 sponsors: Margaret Henry; Valerie Longhurst; Karen Peterson; Bryan Townsend; Michael Barbieri; Paul Baumbach; Stephanie Bolden; Debra Heffernan; Earl Jaques; Helene Keeley; John Kowalko; Sean Lynn; Charles Potter; Bryon Short;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 34% (14 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 25, 2015 SS 1 for SB 83 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 26 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate Jun 24, 2015 SS 1 for SB 83 - Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
Senate Jun 17, 2015 Substituted in Senate by SS 1 for SB 83
Senate Jun 17, 2015 SS 1 for SB 83 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 6 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate Jun 10, 2015 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Senate May 5, 2015 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Type Date State Link Text
Draft May 5, 2015 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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