CHAPTER 38

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 113

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE VIOLENT CRIMES COMPENSATION BOARD.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding to Section 10004(h) a new subparagraph (7) to read as follows:

"(a) The Violent Crimes Compensation Board may close any meeting to the public where:

(1) The claim to be considered derives from any sexual offense within the Definitions of a crime in §9002 of Title 11.

(2) The claims to be considered derives from any offense by a child as defined in this section unless such child has been deemed amenable to the jurisdiction of a criminal court as to the matter before the Board.

(3) The claim to be considered derives from any matter not yet adjudicated.

(b) The Board shall produce a complete record of any proceedings closed to the public which record may be denied to anyone seeking access for good cause shown".

Approved May 22, 1997