CHAPTER 20

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 2

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER VI, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1263, Subchapter W, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§1263. Tampering with a witness; class D. felony

A person is guilty of tampering with a witness when:

(1) He knowingly induces, influences, intimidates or impedes any witness, in connection with any court proceeding or official proceeding of this State, by false statement, fraud or deceit or by any threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, with the intent to affect the testimony or availability of such witness; or

(2) He intentionally causes physical injury to any party or witness or intentionally damages the property of any party or witness on account of his past, present or future attendance at any court proceeding or official proceeding of this State or on account of his past, present, or future.

testimony in any action pending therein.

Tampering with a witness is a class 1) felony.

Approved May 26,1981.