HOUSE BILL NO. 15
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WRONGFUL DEATH ACTIONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section. 1. Amend § 3721, Title 10 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new numbered paragraph thereto as follows:
“(5) ‘Sibling’ means brothers and sisters of the whole and half blood or by order of adoption.”
Section 2. Amend § 3724(a), Title 10 of the Delaware Code, by striking that subsection in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
“(a) An action under this subchapter shall be for the benefit of the spouse, parent, child, and siblings of the deceased person.”
Section 3. Amend § 3724(d)(5), Title 10 of the Delaware Code, by inserting the word and punctuation “siblings,” between the words “children” and “parents” as the same appear in the second sentence thereof, and by deleting the phrase “(if there is no surviving spouse or children)” appearing therein.
Section 4. This Act shall apply to all wrongful deaths which occur after enactment.
Approved June 14,1999