CHAPTER 237 - OFFENSES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY ARSON

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 150 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, CONCERNING OFFENSES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY AND RELATING TO THE CRIME OF ARSON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 150 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph to 5181 Section 1 thereof to read as follows:

In framing any indictment for a violation of any of the provisions of this Section, if at the time of the commission of the offense, the dwelling house is unoccupied or vacant it shall be sufficient to allege in the indictment and prove the holder of the record title thereof; and if at the time of the commission of the offense the dwelling house is occupied, it shall be sufficient to allege in the indictment and prove the occupant thereof, whether such occupant be a tenant or otherwise.

Approved April 18, 1941.