CHAPTER 212

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 192

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

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

Section 1. Amend §3513 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the word “victim’s” as it appears in the catchline thereof, and by substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “victim or witness’s”.

Section 2. Amend §3513(a) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding between the phrases “by a child” and “under 11 years” as they appear in said subsection the following:

“, victim, or witness who is”.

Section 3. Amend §3513(a) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “or physical abuse as delineated in §§765, 766, 768, 769, 770, 771, 772, 773, 775, 783, 783A, 832, 611, 612, 613, 1108, 1109, and 1112A of this title” as it appears therein, and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

“physical injury, serious physical injury, death, abuse or neglect as described in any felony delineated in subparts A, B, or D of subchapter II of chapter 5 of this Title, or in any of the felonies delineated in §§782, 783, 783A, 1102, 1108, 1109, 1111, or 1112A of this title or in any attempt to commit any felony delineated in this paragraph”.

Section 4. Amend §3514(a) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “involving sexual or physical abuse as defined in §§763-775, 611-613, and 1108”, and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

“In any prosecution involving any offense set forth in §3513(a)”.

Section 5. Amend §3514(a) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code, and the catchline thereto, by striking the word “victim” as it appears variously therein, and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

“victim or witness”.

Approved July 20,1999