FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Todd Hallidy
Phone: (302) 577-8314
Date: July 2, 2001
A.G. BRADY'S CHILD SAFETY PROPOSALS PASS LEGISLATURE
(Wilmington, DE) - Attorney General M. Jane Brady today thanked members of the General
Assembly for adopting several components of her Legislative Agenda that will protect children.
All three are awaiting the Governor's signature.
- - H.B. 209, reforming Delaware's school crime reporting law, was passed last week in
the state Senate. The bill requires school administrators to immediately notify police
when they learn of allegations of sexual crimes committed by school employees against
students, and specifically includes sex crimes committed by employees that occur off
According to Attorney General Brady, "These reforms will assure prompt police
investigations in these cases, and will enhance the state's ability to prosecute these cases
appropriately." Brady thanked Representative Terry R. Spence and Senator Patricia M.
Blevins for sponsoring the bill and guiding it through the General Assembly.
- - S.B. 114, which modernizes and strengthens the language of Delaware's Endangering
the Welfare of a Child Law by extending criminal liability to any person responsible for
the care or supervision of a child, and by increasing the penalties for persons who
knowingly allow sex offenders to care for or supervise their child.
Attorney General Brady noted, "This bill recognizes the realities of the many complex
child-rearing arrangements that exist in modern society and changes the law
Senator Blevins and Representative Nancy H. Wagner were the principal sponsors of
- - S.B.124, which insures that the prohibition on overtaking or passing stopped school
buses extends to driveways, parking lots and private roadways, whenever the bus is
stopped to take on or discharge children. Present motor vehicle provisions apply only to
traffic on public roadways. The bill was sponsored by Senator Nancy W. Cook and
Representative Gregory R. Lavelle.