CHAPTER 380

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 279

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BRINGING OR SENDING OF NONRESIDENT CHILDREN INTO THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

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

Amend Subchapter I, Chapter 3, Title 31, Delaware Code by striking Section 307 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

No person or corporation of this State or any child placement agency or association operating within this State or any bureau, board or commission of this State or any person, institution, agency, association, corporation, bureau, board or commission without this State shall bring or send into this State or in any way assist in the bringing or sending into this State of any dependent child who is a resident of another state, United States territory or country for the purpose of placing or procuring placement of such child for adoption without the written consent of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families having first been obtained, and such person, agency, institution, association, corporation, board or commission shall abide by all rules laid down by the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families.

Whoever violates subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than $100; and

Whoever continues to so violate for a period of 10 days after notification from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families shall be guilty of a new, separate and distinct offense and shall be fined for each offense not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.

Approved July 14, 1992.