CHAPTER 131

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 158

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR DEADLY WEAPON IN A SAFE SCHOOL AND RECREATION ZONE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend subsection (a) of Section 1457 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words and punctuation “, or any juvenile who possesses a firearm or other deadly weapon,” between the word “section” and the words “and”.

Section 2. Amend subsection (j)(4) of Section 1457 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the clause “In the event that the underlying offense is committed by an elementary or secondary school student,” as it appears at the beginning thereof and replacing it with the clause “In the event that an elementary or secondary school student possesses a firearm or other deadly weapon in a Safe School and Recreation Zone,”.

Section 3. Amend subsection (j)(4) of § 1457 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting the phrase “or charter school board of directors” after the phrase “local School Board”.

Section 4. Amend subsection (i) of Section 1457 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting the reference to “§222(10)” and substituting in lieu thereof “§222(11)”.

Approved July 11, 2003