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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED SPECIFIC CRIMES BY ADDING THERETO A NEW SUBCHAPTER PROHIBITING LOITERING AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected thereto concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code is amended by adding thereto a new Subchapter to be known as Subchapter LVII to read as follows:

Subchapter LVII. Loitering

Section 1. Whoever shall stand or sit idling or loitering upon any pavement, sidewalk, or crosswalk, or stand or sit in a group, or congregated with others, on any pavement, sidewalk, crosswalk, or doorstep, in any street or way open to the public in this State so as to obstruct or hinder the free and convenient passage of persons walking, riding or driving over or along such pavement, walk, street or way, and shall fail to make way, remove or pass, after reasonable request from any person, shall be deemed guilty of loitering and shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $25, and in default of the payment of such fine shall be imprisoned not more than 10 days.

Approved September 9, 1961.