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The following bills were passed by the 148th Delaware General Assembly

Senate Bill 55

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

This bill extends ex parte Protection From Abuse orders from 10 days to 15 days.

Primary Sponsore: Senator Patricia Blevins
Signed by the Governor: August 10, 2016

Senate Bill 209

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

This bill requires that treatment for participants in the domestic violence first offendes program be through a DVCC certified treatment provider.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Patricia Blevins
Signed by the Governor: August 3, 2016

Senate Bill 220 with SA 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13, CHAPTER 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL.

This bill amends the DVCC statute regarding voting for chair and vice chair, and amending the Fatal Incident Review Team statute to expand membership, clarify the definition of near death, and requiring the Department of Justice, Department of Services for Children Youth and their Families and law enforcement notify the DVCC of DV-related homicides and near deaths.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Patricia Blevins
Signed by the Governor: June 9, 2016

House Bill 373 with HA 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

This bill transfers misdemeanor criminal jurisdiction of domestic violence offenses between former spouses, couples with a child in common, and couples cohabitating without a child in common from the Court of Common Pleas to Family Court.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Stephanie Bolden
Signed by the Governor: August 3, 2016