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Chairs:

Hon. Patricia M. Blevins,
Member, Senate

Hon. Matthew P. Denn
Attorney General

Staff Information:
Eleanor Torres
Phone:  302-255-0406
Eleanor.Torres@state.de.us


The following bills were passed by the 147th Delaware General Assembly

House Bill (HB) 181

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEX OFFENDERS ACT.

This bill adds support proceedings to the Family Court proceedings in which mediation is prohibited. This applies to cases in which one of the parties has been found by a court to have committed an act of domestic violence against the other party or if either party has been ordered to stay away or have no contact with the other party, unless a victim of domestic violence who is represented by counsel requests such mediation.

Primary Sponsor: Representaive Michael Barbieri
Signed by the Governor: June 18, 2014

House Bill (HB) 382

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

This bill removes the 6-month limitation on the extension of Family Court Protective Orders in circumstances where there has been additional domestic violence since the entry of the original order, a violation of the order has occurred or where the respondent consents or good cause is shown.

Primary Sponsor: Representaive Michael Barbieri
Signed by the Governor: July 24, 2014


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