CHAPTER 158

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 286

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAMPERING WITH A JUROR.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERA! ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein) :

Section 1. Amend Title 11, Section 1266, Delaware Code by striking the current section and replacing it as follows:

"A person is guilty of tampering with a juror when:

(1) with intent to influence the outcome of an official proceeding, the person communicates with a juror in the proceeding, except as permitted by the rules of evidence governing the proceeding, or

(2) in relation to an official proceeding pending or about to be brought before the juror, the person offers, negotiates, confers, or agrees to confer any payment or benefit to the juror or to a third person in consideration for supplying any information depicting the juror's service.

For purposes of this section, a juror shall be any person who has received notice of summons to appear for jury service.

Tampering with a juror is a Class A misdemeanor."

Approved July 9, 1997