CHAPTER 51

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 207

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

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

Section 1. Amend §4177(d), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

(13) Section 5303 of Title 11 notwithstanding, where the Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over a violation of this section, either the State or the accused may elect within 20 days of arraignment in the Justice of the Peace Court to have the case tried by the Court of Common Pleas. The Justice of the Peace Court shall have jurisdiction to accept pleas of guilt and to impose sentence for violations of this section that are not subject to sentencing pursuant to paragraphs (d)(3) through (d)(9) of this section and to enter conditional adjudications of guilt requiring or permitting a person to enter a first offender election pursuant to § 4177B of this Title. The Justice of the Peace Court shall not have jurisdiction to try any violations of this section. If an offense or criminal case within the exclusive jurisdiction of a justice of the peace or alderman or mayor of any incorporated city of town, except the City of Newark, is or may be joined properly with a violation of this section, which has been transferred upon the election of the State or the accused, such offense or criminal case shall remain joined with any violation of this section for the purpose of trial.

Section 2. Amend § 2, Chapter 349, Volume 78 of the Laws of Delaware by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

The provisions of this Act shall sunset at the end of June 30, 2017, unless such provisions are reestablished by an Act of the General Assembly.

Approved June 30, 2017