CHAPTER 424

FORMERLY

HOUSE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1 FOR

HOUSE BILL NO. 509

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINES, COSTS, PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES.

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 § 4101 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting as a new subsection (e) the following:

"(e)(1) if any school teacher or administrator who holds a license or certificate under Title 14 of the Delaware Code or who is a teacher or administrator in a private or parochial school within the State that provides instruction at the elementary or high school level or is a teacher or administrator in a charter school but is exempt from licensing under § 507(c) of this Title or is a teacher or administrator employed by any State agency or under contract to a State agency is convicted of a violation of § 904(c) of Title 4 of the Delaware Code as a felony offense in Title 11 of the Delaware Code, any offense in Chapter 47 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code, and/or any offense in the Delaware Code that is a crime against a child, or a similar statute of another state, commonwealth or the District of Columbia, the Court shall forward a copy of the conviction data to the employing school district's superintendent, school person-in-charge or State agency head.

(2) If the arrest and conviction occurs outside the State of Delaware, the teacher or administrator shall notify the superintendent, school person-in-charge or State agency head by providing copies of the conviction documents and sentence.

A teacher or administrator who fails to comply with subsection (e)(2) of this section shall be guilty of a violation.".

Section 2. This Act shall become effective for any convictions after enactment. The Department of Education shall publicize this new law on the State Department of Education website and any other means as decided by the Secretary of Education.

Approved July 10, 2006