SENATE BILL NO. 287
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOUSE ARREST.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §4332, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto the following two new subsections:
"(c) The Department is authorized to use offender electronic monitoring systems and any new or emerging offender monitoring technology that will assist in the supervision of offenders placed on house arrest.
(d) The Department is authorized to supervise offenders on house arrest without the use of any specific electronic equipment, so long as sufficient and reasonable methods for ensuring compliance with the terms of house arrest are employed.".
Section 2. Amend §4392, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (a) in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"An offender sentenced to supervision level 1, 2, or 3 is not eligible for house arrest placement unless specifically ordered by the sentencing judge.".
Approved July 21, 2008