CHAPTER 142

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 165

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51 OF TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO CUSTODY BY JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OF PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS.

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

Section 1. Amend §5122, Chapter 51, Part IV, Title 31 of the Delaware Code by striking the third sentence of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"No person shall be retained in the legal custody of the Division of Juvenile Corrections beyond his or her eighteenth birthday; provided, however, that any person who is seventeen years of age or older but less than eighteen years of age who has been committed into the custody of the Division by the Family Court may remain within the custody and jurisdiction of the Division for one full year."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective ninety days after its approval by the Governor.