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The following bills were pass by the 146th Delaware General Assembly

Senate Bill (SB) 200
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE FATAL INCIDENT REVIEW TEAM.

The Fatal Incident Review Team is a multiagency team that  reviews all deaths and near deaths that occur as a result of domestic violence. This Act reduces the core number of Review Team members from eight to seven, by eliminating the requirement that a representative from the Department of Education serve as a mandatory member of the Fatal Incident Review Team.  The Department of Education would serve in an ad hoc role as needed.

Primary Sponsor:  Senator Patricia Blevins  
Signed by the Governor:  July 5, 2012

Senate Bill (SB) 206 w/ SA2 & HA 1
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE   RELATING TO SCHOOL TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AND   SEXUAL ASSAULT.

This Bill requires school districts and charter schools to establish a policy on responding to Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault, including guidelines on mandatory reporting and confidentiality, a protocol for responding to incidents of Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault and training on the issue.  School districts and charter schools shall ensure that comprehensive healthy relationships programming is provided in the student health education programs or related classes.

Primary Sponsor:  Senator Liane Sorenson 
Signed by the Governor:  July 20, 2012

Senate Bill (SB) 28
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11 AND 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY FOR CERTAIN PERSONS.

This Act will protect the safety of certain victims of violent crime by creating Delaware’s Address Confidentiality Program, which will be administered by the Delaware Department of Justice. The Program will permit victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault, as well as persons participating in Delaware’s Witness Protection Program, to keep their actual address confidential by applying to the Department of Justice for a substitute address to which all mail will be delivered. The Act ensures that Federal, State and local governments, will have access to a program participant’s actual address through a waiver process to be established by the Department of Justice. 
The Act shall take effect on October 3, 2011.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Patricia Blevins
Signed by the Governor: 5/19/2011

House Bill (HB) 106
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL.

These amendments task the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner with sending to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council a monthly report of the homicides and suicides that occurred in Delaware, to better identify fatal incidents related to domestic violence and adds one additional chair to the Fatal Incident Review Team, increasing the number of co-chairs from two to three.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Michael Barbieri
Signed by the Governor:  June 28, 2011


The following bills were passed by the 145th Delaware General Assembly:

SB 197
This Act recognizes the severity of the crime of strangulation by making it a stand-alone felony.
Status: Signed by the Governor on May 14th, 2010.

HB 336
This Act authorizes the Family Court to enter the no contact provisions of protection from abuse orders for up to 2 years in every case and, where aggravating circumstances exist, authorizes the Family Court to order no contact for as long as it deems necessary, including the entry of a permanent order.
Status: Signed by the Governor on July 20th, 2010.

HB 451
This bill clarifies that Family Court may extend an ex parte order up to 30 days, for purposes other than effectuating service, where necessary to continue protection.
Status: Signed by the Governor on July 27th, 2010.