HOUSE BILL NO. 338
AS AMENDED BY
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES AND SENTENCES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Chapter 42, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new "§4221" thereto as follows:
"§4221. Modification, deferral, suspension or reduction of sentence for serious physical illness, injury or infirmity.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a Court may modify, defer, suspend or reduce a minimum or mandatory sentence of one year or less, or a portion thereof, where the Court finds by clear and convincing evidence, or by stipulation of the State, that the person to be sentenced suffers from a serious physical illness, injury or infirmity with continuing treatment needs which make incarceration inappropriate and that such person does not constitute a substantial risk to the community.".
Approved June 22, 2010