CHAPTER 430

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 751

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VICTIMS, WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 3532 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting between the phrases "class E felony." and "A person who knowingly" as they appear in said section the following:

"A person who knowingly and with malice retaliates against any victim or witness who has attended or given testimony at any trial proceeding or inquiry authorized by law by committing any crime as defined by the laws of this State against such victim or witness is committing an act of intimidation and is guilty of a class E felony."

Section 2. Amend Section 4209(e)(1)g. of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the period "." at the end of said subparagraph, and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

", or in retaliation for the witness's appearance or testimony in any grand jury, criminal or civil proceeding involving such crime."

Approved July 13, 1998