General Assembly Vote Tracker

HB42 – Sentencing Reform – Changing Consecutive to Concurrent

As part of former Governor Markell’s sentencing reforms that were proposed last year to address prison overcrowding and the rising costs of incarceration, not to mention inequality in our criminal justice system, was the proposal to allow convicted defendants who are serving consecutive sentences to petition the court to consider changing their consecutive sentence to concurrent sentences.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT.


UPDATED: 6/8/17


SPONSORS: Bolden, Henry, Lynn, Potter, Baumbach, Keeley


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HISTORY: Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.


STATUS: Awaiting a hearing in committee.

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2 comments on “HB42 – Sentencing Reform – Changing Consecutive to Concurrent

  1. Would seem to have little or no value, much like most things that come from Dover.

  2. Michael Atkinson

    This only effects low level crimes that don’t even carry that much time all the crimes that actually carry time are not eligible which makes this useless.

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