HOUSE BILL NO. 137
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN CRIMINAL MATTERS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend § 922(a), Title 10 of the Delaware Code by deleting the phrase “Except as provided in subsections (b), (c) and (d) of this Section,” as it appears in that subsection and by inserting in lieu thereof the phrase “Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this Section,”.
Section 2. Amend § 922, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection “(e)” thereto to read as follows:
“(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a)(1)-(a)(3), (a)(17) and (a)(20) of this Section, if offenses or criminal cases within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Family Court and in which the defendant is an adult otherwise may be joined properly with a criminal case or other offense that is within the jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas, such offenses or criminal cases shall be within the jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas, except that this subsection shall not apply to offenses or criminal cases involving felonies.”
Approved July 7, 2005