- District 5
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.
Signed by Governor
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
Lifted From Table in Senate
Laid On Table in Senate
Amendment HA 1 to HB 255 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Amendment HA 1 to HB 255 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
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