CHAPTER 195

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 183

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COURTS AND JUDICAL PROCEDURE.

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

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Section 1. Amend § 1045, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by redesignating subsection (11) as subsection (12) and adding a new subsection (11) to read as follows:

“(11) Issue an order directing any law enforcement agency to forthwith search for and seize firearms of the respondent upon a showing by the petitioner that the respondent has possession of a firearm, and

(a) Petitioner can describe, with sufficient particularity, both the type and location of the firearm(s); and

(b) Respondent has used or threatened to use a firearm against the petitioner, or the petitioner expresses a fear that the respondent may use a firearm against them.”

Approved March 20, 2008