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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 298

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE WHEN A JUVENILE IS ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SOME OF WHICH FALL WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE FAMILY COURT WHILE OTHERS FALL WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF OTHER COURTS.

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. Amend Subsection (a) of Section 704, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Justices of the Peace and the Municipal Court for the City of Wilmington shall have jurisdiction over a child 16 or 17 years of age or older charged with having violated this title, except as provided in §927 of Title 10 and except when said child is charged with having violated one or more of the offenses specified in §927 of Title 10 and, in the same Incident, is charged with having violated other Title 21 offenses not specified in §927 of Title 10, in which event the entire case shall be heard In the Family Court of the State of Delaware."

Approved July 2, 1982.