The Senate passed Senate Bill 128 last week, unanimously. The bill will finally establish the crime of obstruction of justice into the Delaware Criminal Code. For reasons passing human understanding, it was apparently legal to obstruct justice in Delaware and that glaring fact became clear during the whole Kathy McGuiness Affair.
The bill states that it “addresses actions that powerful individuals and organizations take to silence victims and witnesses and impede investigations into fraud, abuse, corruption, and white collar crime.”
The bill now goes to the House.
|SENATE BILL 128 – ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN DELAWARE||Currrent Status – Senate Passed 20-0-1. Sent to the House.|
|House Sponsors – Griffith, Bolden, Heffernan, Osienski // Briggs King||Senate Sponsors – McBride, Sokola // Wilson|
|House Yes Votes –||Senate Yes Votes – Brown Hansen Hoffner Huxtable Lockman Mantzavinos McBride Paradee Pinkney Poore Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh // Buckson Hocker Lawson Pettyjohn Richardon Wilson|
|House No Votes –||Senate No Votes – None|
|House Absents or Not Voting –||Senate Absent or Not Voting – Gay|