CHAPTER 117

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 111

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER.

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

Section 1. Amend the section heading of §1271A of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding “; class F felony” between “class A misdemeanor” and the period ending the section heading.

Section 2. Amend §1271A(b) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting after “class A misdemeanor” therein “, unless any of the elements set forth in subsection (c) of this section are met, in which case the offense shall be a class F felony”.

Section 3. Amend §1271A of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection as follows:

“(c) A person is guilty of felony criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order if:

(1) Such contempt resulted in physical injury; or

(2) Such contempt involved the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon.”

Section 4. Further Amend §1271A of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by redesignating current subsections (c) and (d) thereof as (d) and (e) respectively.

Approved July 12, 2007