CHAPTER 137

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 131

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HATE CRIMES.

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

Section 1. Amend §4209(e)(1), Tale U of the Delaware Code by adding a new subparagraph "v", thereto, said subparagraph to read as follows:

"v. The murder was committed for the purpose of interfering with the victim's free exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege or immunity protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, or because the victim has exercised or enjoyed said rights, or because of the victim's race, religion, color, disability, national origin, or ancestry."

Approved July 6, 1995