CHAPTER 103

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO 316

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 4, PART I, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE CRIMINAL CODE AND INTOXICATION AS A DEFENSE AGAINST CRIMINAL LIABILITY.

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

Section 1. Amend §421, Chapter 4, Part I, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§ 421. Voluntary intoxication

The fact that a criminal act was committed while the person committing such act was in a state of intoxication, or was committed because of such intoxication, is no defense to any criminal charge if the intoxication was voluntary."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on the same date and at the same time as the new Delaware Criminal Code (enacted by the 126th General Assembly).

Became Law on June 25, 1973 without Governor's signature, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.