CHAPTER 447

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 544

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 38, TITLE 31. DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF CHILD AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend §3802(2), Chapter 38, Title 31. Delaware Code, by striking the words "9 months" as they appear therein and substituting in lieu thereof "one year" and further striking the phrase "with the following exception:".

Section 2. Amend §3802(2), Chapter 38, Title 31, Delaware Code, by inserting the words "in voluntary placement" immediately following the word "child" in the second sentence of said section and further striking the word "placed" in the same sentence of said section.

Section 3. Amend §3811((2), Chapter 38, Title 31, Delaware Code, by striking the period "." immediately following the word "available" and inserting the following:

", except that in the case of children In adoptive placement, subject to review by the Board, notices shall be restricted to the placement agencies."

Approved July 20, 1984