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8:26 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Gun Control and Mental Health Measure Dies in Delaware Senate

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - An effort to revive a bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns has failed in the state Senate.

The bill, pushed by Attorney General Beau Biden, won overwhelming passage in the House last year before being dealt a stunning defeat in the Senate.

Under their rules, Senate lawmakers had three legislative days, a period ending Tuesday, to rescind the vote.

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8:33 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report

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BEAR, Del. (AP) - A task force studying Delaware's civil mental health laws is finishing up its work in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline for submitting a report with its full findings to the General Assembly and the governor.

Among the issues that have been examined by the task force, which meets Tuesday, are immunity provisions regarding involuntary mental health commitments. The immunity provision were the subject of a task force report that was due earlier this year and which was followed with legislation signed by Gov. Jack Markell in March.

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