CHAPTER 78

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 148

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF DEADLY WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION BY PERSONS PROHIBITED.

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

Section 1. Amend § 1448 (a) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new paragraph “(8)” thereto, to read as follows:

“(8) Any person who, knowing that he or she is the defendant or co-defendant in any criminal case in which he or she is alleged to have committed any felony under the laws of this State, the United States or any other state or territory of the United States, becomes a fugitive from justice by failing to appear for any scheduled court proceeding pertaining to such felony for which proper notice was provided or attempted. It is no defense to a prosecution under this paragraph that the person did not receive notice of the scheduled court proceeding.”.

Approved June 30, 2005