HB 350

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in House Jun 17, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 25, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Aug 13, 2020

An Act To Amend Title 11 The Delaware Code Relating To Chokeholds.

Abstract

This Act creates the crime of Aggravated Strangulation. A person is guilty of Aggravated Strangulation if the person is a law-enforcement officer, and while acting within the person’s official capacity as a law-enforcement officer, knowingly or intentionally uses a chokehold on another person. Under this Act, a chokehold is only justifiable when the person reasonably believes deadly force is warranted in order to protect the life of a civilian or law-enforcement officer. Aggravated Strangulation is a Class D felony unless the law-enforcement officer using a chokehold causes serious physical injury or death to another person thereby elevating the crime to a Class C felony. This Act also makes clear that if a person is charged under this section, such a charge shall not preclude or limit the State or any other prosecuting agency from bringing other criminal charges against the person.

Bill Sponsors (39)

Trey Paradee

     
Cosponsor

John "Jack" Walsh

     
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Aug 13, 2020

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 25, 2020

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Senate

Suspension of Rules in Senate

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to HB 350 - Defeated By Senate. Votes: 6 YES 15 NO

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 NO

Jun 24, 2020

House

Amendment SA 1 to HB 350 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 22, 2020

House

Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Administration

Jun 18, 2020

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 350 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 17, 2020

House

Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Administration

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