CHAPTER 288

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 566

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 11, DEL. C., RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 7, Title II, Del. C., by striking §785 and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"§785. Interference With Custody; Class E. Felony; Class A Misdemeanor A person is guilty of interference with custody when:

(1) Being a relative of a child less than 16 years old, intending to hold the child permanently or for a prolonged period and knowing that he has no legal right to do so, he takes or entices the child from his lawful custodian; or

(2) Knowing that he has no legal right to do so, he takes or entices from Inwful custody any Incompetent person or other person entrusted by authority of law to the custody of another person or an institution.

(3) Interference with custody is a Class A Misdemeanor except that if the person who interferes with the custody or n child thereafter enuses the rernovnl of said Maid from Delaware, it is a Class E Felony."

Approved June 21, 1982.