SENATE BILL NO. 39
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF OFFENSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend §703 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding to the end of subsection (c) thereof the following:
“Notwithstanding the foregoing, any case in which a person is arrested or issued a summons within the corporate limits of the city of Milford for a violation of a provision of this Title, with the exception of violations of §4177, shall be heard and adjudicated in the nearest available Justice of the Peace Court location in Kent County. Violations of §4177 of this Title within the corporate limits of the City of Milford may be initiated or transferred to any Justice of the Peace Court location so designated by the Justice of the Peace Court to hear such cases. Once properly within the jurisdiction of a particular Justice of the Peace Court location, that location shall retain jurisdiction until final adjudication, unless a transfer of venue is permitted by statute or court rule.”.
Approved May 23, 2007