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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 318

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 10 AND 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BOND FORFEITURE IN CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS.

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

Section 1. Amend §925(7), Chapter 9, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by striking the semi-colon (";") at the end of said paragraph and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

", provided, however, that the proceeds of any bond forfeited for a party's failure to appear in any civil or criminal child support proceeding shall be paid over to the payee of the child support order and applied to the child support account;".

Section 2. Amend §7501, Chapter 75, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by adding at the end of said section the following:

"The proceeds of any bond forfeited for a party's failure to appear in any civil or criminal child support proceeding shall be paid over to the payee of the child support order and applied to the child support account."

Section 3. Amend §2115, Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (c) to said section to read as follows:

"(c) The proceeds of any bond forfeited for the accused's failure to appear in any child support proceeding shall be paid over to the payee of the child support order and applied to the child support account."

Approved July 5, 1996