Stephanie T. Bolden
- District 2
This Act aims to make the burglary section of Delaware’s Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act consolidates the crime of home invasion with existing burglary statutes. Furthermore, this Act recognizes the sanctity of the home and the varied schedules of 21st century homeowners by treating the burglary of an occupied dwelling the same whether the crime occurs during daytime or nighttime hours. The Act removes minimum mandatory sentences for some conduct, but preserves for home invasion a 6 year minimum mandatory sentence and a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. Finally, the Act eliminates sentence enhancements based on prior convictions and the age of victim. The ability to impose lengthier sentences for subsequent conduct or for crimes against vulnerable victims rests with the discretion of sentencing judges.
Signed by Governor
Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
Suspension of Rules in Senate
Passed By House. Votes: 23 YES 16 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
Amendment HA 1 to HB 77 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Amendment HA 1 to HB 77 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
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