CHAPTER 158

PENALTY FOR CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF CHILD

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 DELAWARE CODE BY INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A CHILD.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend Title 11 Delaware Code by striking out the Fourth paragraph of Section 431 thereof relating to the penalty for inflicting pain upon or neglecting or contributing to the delinquency of a child, said paragraph beginning with the words: "shall be fined"; and by inserting in lieu of the said Fourth paragraph a new Fourth paragraph of Section 431 to read as follows :

"may be fined not more than FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both, in the discretion of the Court."

Approved May 25, 1955.