CHAPTER 441

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 281

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2 AND

HOUSE AMENDMENTS NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS BY JUVENILES.

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (a), Section 1448, Title 11, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, said new paragraph to be denominated as paragraph (5> to read as follows:

"(5> Any juvenile, if said deadly weapon is a handgun, unless said juvenile possesses said handgun for the purpose of engaging in lawful hunting, instruction, sporting or recreational activity while under the director or indirect supervision of an adult. For the purpose of this subsection, a handgun shall be defined as any pistol, revolver, or other firearm designed to be readily capable of being fired when held in one hand."

Approved July 15, 1994.