SPONSOR:   

Rep. Lavelle

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

144th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4

TO

SENATE BILL NO. 29

 

 

 


 


AMEND Senate Bill No. 29 on line 19 by inserting after “section.” the following:

“(d)         Any law of this State to the contrary notwithstanding, this section shall apply to the State and political subdivisions of the State, including school districts, and to any public officer or employee of the State or of a political subdivision of the State, including school districts.  In a civil action brought to recover damages based on childhood sexual abuse, neither the State, nor any political subdivision of the State, including school districts, shall be entitled to the privileges and immunities provided in Chapter 40 of this Title, nor sovereign immunity under Article I, § 9 of the 1897 Constitution of Delaware as amended.”.


SYNOPSIS

This Amendment ensures that sovereign immunity is waived as to the State and its political subdivisions, including school districts.