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  • Two child-protection bills from General Biden win senate approval

  • A pair of bills proposed by Attorney General Beau Biden to make Delaware's children safer passed the state senate on Tuesday.
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  • A pair of bills proposed by Attorney General Beau Biden to make Delaware's children safer passed the state senate on Tuesday.
    House Bill 256 states that a sexual predator is guilty of the charge of sexual solicitation of a child online whether the defendant solicits an actual child or an undercover investigator whom the predator believes to be a child.
    “Thanks to the Child Predator Task Force’s hard work, we know the seriousness of this problem in Delaware,” said McDowell, D-Wilmington North.  “We hope this bill will further protect our children by increasing the criminal penalties for those convicted of attempting to solicit them for sex by keeping those most heinous criminals off the streets for longer stretches.”
    The second measure, House Bill 309 will protect Delaware youth against the potentially harmful effects of mechanical tobacco substitutes known as “electronic cigarettes,” or “e-cigarettes.” 

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