CHAPTER 344

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 434

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CRIME OF RECKLESS BURNING OR EXPLODING.

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

Section I. Amend §804, Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by designating the first paragraph of said section as new subsection (a), and by striking the second paragraph of said section M its entirety.

Section 2. Amend §804, Chapter 5, Title II of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, designated as subsection (b), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(b) Reckless burning or exploding shall be punished as follows:

Where the total amount of pecuniary loss caused by the burning or exploding, when totaled for all victims, is less than fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500), such burning or exploding shall be a Class A misdemeanor.

(1) Where the total amount of pecuniary loss caused by the burning or exploding, when totaled for all victims, is fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) or more, such burning or exploding shall be a Class G felony."

Approved May 23, 1996