CHAPTER 206

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 345

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 277, VOLUME 49, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO RE-INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LAUREL" TO GRANT THE ALDERMAN JURISDICTION FOR CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 277, Volume 49, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding following Section 30A a new Section to be designated as Section 30B to read as follows:

"Section 30B. Criminal Acts and Defenses

Criminal acts defined as misdemeanors and defenses as heretofore or hereafter amended by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware set forth in this Section may be tried before the Alderman of the Town of Laurel, duly appointed by the Mayor of the Town of Laurel, who shall have jurisdiction over such acts committed within the corporate limits of the Town of Laurel:

(a) Section 501, Section 511, Sections 521 through 523, inclusive, Sections 531 through 533 only if punishable as a misdemeanor, inclusive, and Section 541, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Inchoate Crimes;

(b) Section 601 through 603, inclusive, Section 611, Section 621, Section 625 and Section 627, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Offenses Against the Person;

(c) Section 761 and Section 768, Title 11, Del. C. or 1974, relating to Sexual Offenses;

(d) Section 781, Section 784, Section 786, and Section 791, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Unlawful Imprisonment;

(e) Section 804 and Section 811, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Burning and Criminal Mischief;

(f) Sections 820 through 823, inclusive, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Criminal Trespass;

(g) Section 840, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Shoplifting only if punishable as a misdemeanor;

(h) Sections 841 through 845, inclusive, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Theft only if punishable as a misdemeanor;

(i) Section 853, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle;

(j) Sections 900 through 907, inclusive, and Section 910, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Fraud and Cheats only if punishable as a misdemeanor;

(k) Section 1221, Section 1224, Section 1225, Sections 1231 through 1233, inclusive, and Section 1235, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to False Swearing;

(l) Sections 1241 through 1246, inclusive, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Obstruction to Governmental Operations;

(m) Section 1251, Section 1257 and Section 1258, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Escape;

(n) Section 1271, Section 1272, and Section 1274, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Criminal Contempt;

(o) Section 1301, Section 1311, Section 1312, Sections 1321 through 1325, Inclusive, Section 1331, Section 1332, and Section 1335, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses;

(p) Sections 1341 through 1343, inclusive, Sections 1354 through 1356, inclusive, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Public Indecency;

(q) Sections 1361 through 1364, inclusive, Title II, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Obscenity only if punishable as a misdemeanor;

(r) Section 1401, Sections 1403 through 1411, inclusive, and Section 1432, Title II, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Gambling;

(s) Section 1445 and Section 1446, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Weapons;

(t) Sections 4206 through 4213, inclusive, but excepting Section 4209, Title 11, Del. C. of 1974, relating to Penalties and Disposition of Intoxicated Persons.

The Alderman of the Town of Laurel, duly appointed by the Mayor of the said Town, shall have the power to impose the maximum penalty authorized by the provisions above referred to."

Approved April 6, 1982.