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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 374

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 90, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF DELAWARE RESIDENTS WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 9002, Chapter 90, Title 11, Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection (3)c to read as follows:

c. Any specific offense occurring in another state, possession or territory of the United States of America in which a person whose domicile is in Delaware is a victim, if the offense contains the characteristics of murder, rape, manslaughter, assault, kidnapping, arson, burglary, riot, robbery, unlawful use of explosives or unlawful use of firearms as set forth in Chapter 5 of this Title.

Section 2. Amend Section 9005, Chapter 90, Title 11, Delaware Code by inserting a new

subsection (6) to read as follows:

(6) A person whose domicile is In Delaware who is the victim of a violent crime which occurs in another state, possession, or territory of the United States of America may make an application for compensation if:

a The crimes would be compensable had they occurred In the State of Delaware; and

b the places the crimes occurred are states, possessions, or territories of the United States of America not having eligible crime victim compensation programs.

Approved June 8, 1988