HB 77

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in House May 30, 2019
  • Passed House Jun 25, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jun 30, 2019
  • Signed by Governor Sep 16, 2019

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Burglary.


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.

Bill Sponsors (10)


Jun 30, 2019

Jun 25, 2019


Sep 16, 2019

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 30, 2019


Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT


Suspension of Rules in Senate

Jun 25, 2019


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

Jun 05, 2019


Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 6 Unfavorable

  • Committee-Passage-Unfavorable
  • Committee-Passage
Public Safety & Homeland Security

May 30, 2019


Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Public Safety & Homeland Security

Bill Text

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HA 1 to HB 77 PDF HTML
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