SB 184

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 24, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jan 23, 2020
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Driving A Vehicle While Under The Influence.

Abstract

This Act clarifies Delaware’s driving under the influence (“DUI”) law related to intensive inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for felony DUI offenders. The current law has resulted in differing interpretations regarding treatment; specifically, whether treatment must be completed while incarcerated (Level V) or at home confinement (Level IV), rather than at community supervision (Level III or Level II). This has resulted in extending incarceration for some offenders or requiring out-of-state offenders to reside in Delaware to complete the mandated drug and alcohol abstinence program and drug and alcohol treatment program under § 4177(d)(9) of Title 21. Specifically, this Act permits the Superior Court to sentence felony DUI offenders to commence intensive treatment at any level of supervision, including community supervision. This Act also requires offenders to complete treatment within 9 months of the date of sentence or the date of release from Level V or Level IV, unless the Superior Court has granted the offender an extension for good cause. If an offender does not complete the treatment as required, the Superior Court must impose the portion of the minimum sentence suspended by the Court for the offender’s participation in the program.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Jan 23, 2020

Actions


Mar 27, 2020

Senate

Amendment HA 1 to SB 184 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jan 29, 2020

House

Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits

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

Jan 24, 2020

House

Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Public Safety & Homeland Security

Jan 23, 2020

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 184 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jan 22, 2020

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Transportation

Jan 21, 2020

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 184 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jul 31, 2019

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Transportation Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Transportation

Bill Text

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SA 1 to SB 184 HTML PDF

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