CHAPTER 149

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 136

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL OFFENSES.

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

Section 1. Amend §779A(e)(1), Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the word "felony" and before the semicolon ";" the language "except where the child against whom a sexual offense is committed is a child younger than 12 years of age in which case the crime of sex offender unlawful sexual conduct against a child shall be a class C felony".

Section 2. Amend §779A(e)(2), Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the language "than the underlying offense" and before the semicolon ";" the language "except where the child against whom a sexual offense is committed is a child younger than 12 years of age in which case the crime of sex offender unlawful sexual conduct against a child shall be a class B felony".

Approved July 10, 2009