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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 357

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER I, CHAPTER 19, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROVIDING STATEWIDE AUTHORITY TO CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

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 §1911, Chapter 19, Title 11, Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection designated as subsection (c) and by redesignating the existing subsections accordingly to read as follows:

"(c) An on duty police officer may arrest upon view and without a warrant at any location within the State any person when probable cause exists to believe that the person is committing or attempting to commit any crime which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person or which constitutes a violation of Title 21, Section 4177 of this Code."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective 90 days after being signed by the Governor and will terminate July 1, 1992. The Delaware Police Chiefs' Council, Inc., shall provide the General Assembly with a comprehensive report on the impact of the provisions of this Act within 10 days from the beginning of the legislative session which begins January, 1992.

Approved May 24, 1990.