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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 55

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TERMINATION AND TRANSFER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS IN ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 904(a) of Title 13 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new paragraph (3) to read as follows:

"(3) A child sought to be adopted by a guardian or permanent guardian so long as guardianship or permanent guardianship has been granted for at least six (6) months prior to filing the adoption petition."

Section 2. Amend Section 913 of Title 13 of the Delaware Code by inserting the phrase ", guardian, permanent guardian" after the word "stepparent" as it appears throughout the section.

Section 3. Amend Section 1103(a)(5)b. of Title 13 of the Delaware Code by inserting the phrase ", guardian, permanent guardian" after the word "stepparent" as it appears throughout the paragraph.

Section 4. Amend Section 1104 of Title 13 of the Delaware code by inserting a new subsection (6) to read as follows:

"(6) A guardian or permanent guardian."

Approved May 19, 2009