CHAPTER 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 10, VOLUME 36, OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 10, VOLUME 37 AND CHAPTER 27, VOLUME 38, LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO FEES FOR REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 10, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware as amended by Chapter 10, Volume 37, and Chapter 27, Volume 38, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing all of Section 26 of Title 4 of said Act and inserting in lieu thereof the following new Section to be styled Section 26 of Title 4.

Section 26. There shall be paid to the Department for the Registration of Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Semi-Trailers, fees according to the following schedule:

For the registration of any Motor Cycle the fee shall be Four Dollars ($4.00).

For the registration of any Motor Vehicle, equipped and used solely for well digging or drilling purposes, the fee shall be Fifty Cents ($0.50) for every five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof of the gross load weight of the vehicle up to and including five thousand (5000) pounds; in event the gross load weight shall exceed five thousand (5000) pounds, the fee for each five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof over and above five thousand (5000) pounds shall be One Dollar (PM) for every five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof. The gross load weight shall be the weight of the chassis, body, equipment and maximum allowable load as specified by the applicant.

For other Motor Vehicles, the fee shall be One Dollar and Fifty Cents ($1.50) for every five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof of the gross load weight of the vehicle up to and including five thousand (5000) pounds; in the event the gross load weight shall exceed five thousand (5000) pounds, the fee for each five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof over and above five thousand (5000) pounds shall be Two Dollars ($2.00) for every five hundred (500) pounds or fraction thereof. The gross load weight shall be the weight of the chassis, body equipment and maximum allowable load as specified by the Applicant.

The gross load weight of a vehicle, the use of which is for pleasure or for the chief purpose of carrying persons, shall be ascertained by multiplying the maximum number of persons the vehicle is provided to carry by one hundred and twenty-five (125) pounds and adding the result thereby obtained to the weight of the vehicle as specified in the application.

The fee to be paid for the registration of a Convertible Vehicle shall be estimated upon that gross load weight which shall be the greater whether or not the vehicle is a carrier of persons or a carrier of property.

The fee for registering motor vehicles at any period between July the first and December the fifteenth shall be 50% of those as above enumerated.

The fee for licensed manufacturers or dealers, shall be Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for the first registration (to cover two sets of plates), and Eight Dollars ($8.00) for each additional set of plates.

Section 2. The fees above set forth for the registration of Motor Vehicles shall not in any manner apply to the registration of Motor Vehicles for the year 1935, this Act to become effective and apply to the registration of Motor Vehicles for the year 1936. The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State of Delaware shall charge as registration fees of motor vehicles the sum or sums set forth in this Act.

Approved February 18, 1935.