HB 255

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Jan 27, 2022
  • Passed House Jan 27, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 23, 2022
  • Governor

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

Abstract

This Act criminalizes the deprivation of civil rights modeled after federal law (18 U.S.C. 242) and enforced by the Delaware Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust. The new crime of deprivation of civil rights would be a Class A misdemeanor, which could elevate to a Class D or Class B felony depending on the nature of the injury or harm. This new crime of deprivation of civil rights serves as a predicate offense for hate crimes, or for racketeering if committed by an enterprise. By including conduct committed under color of any ordinance, regulation, or custom, this law accounts for conduct by actors in areas such as banking, lending, leasing, government contracts or political operatives.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Jun 23, 2022

Jan 27, 2022

Actions


Jun 23, 2022

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Senate

Lifted From Table in Senate

Jun 22, 2022

Senate

Laid On Table in Senate

Mar 17, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Judiciary

Jan 27, 2022

Senate

Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 255 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 255 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

House

Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT

Jun 15, 2021

House

Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Judiciary

Jun 09, 2021

House

Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary

Bill Text

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HA 1 to HB 255 HTML PDF

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