CHAPTER 175

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 53

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE I1 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HATE CRIMES.

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

Section 1. Amend §1304, Title II, Delaware Code by replacing the words "national original" with the words "sexual orientation, national origin".

Section 2. Amend § 1304, Title 11, Delaware Code to insert the following sentence at the end of subsection (a)(2) of said section:

"For purposes of this section, the term 'sexual orientation' means heterosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality."

Approved July 12, 1997