CHAPTER 233 - MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO SECURITY REQUIRED FOR THE PAYMENT OF DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PRESCRIBING A PENALTY FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE A LICENSE IS SUSPENDED FORTAILURE TO FURNISH SUCH SECURITY.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing 5706. Section 168 of said Chapter and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

5706. Section 168. Upon receipt by the said Vehicle Commissioner of an abstract, duly certified by the Clerk of the Court rendering the judgment, showing the rendition of final judgment in the amount of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) or upwards of that amount, by a court of record in this State against any person to whom has been issued a license to operate a motor vehicle or against any person, firm or corporation in whose name has been issued a certificate of registration of such vehicle and also showing that such judgment was rendered against such defendant by reason of an accident, in which such vehicle was involved, together with such further proof as may be required by the said Vehicle Commissioner to satisfy him that such judgment remains unsatisfied after thirty days from the time the same became final, he shall suspend such license or certificate of registration, or both, until such judgment is fully satisfied of record and shall require such licensee and/or registrant to furnish to him proof of financial responsibility as herein provided; and until such satisfaction is made and such proof of financial responsibility furnished such defendant shall be ineligible to receive a certificate of registration or a license to operate.

Section 2. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding immediately after 5710. Section 172 of said Chapter, the following new section, to be known as 5710. (A) Section 172 (A)

5710. (A) Section 172 (A). Any person being the owner of any motor vehicle, the registration of which has been suspended under the provisions of this Article 7, who operates or permits the operation of said motor vehicle without first having complied with the provisions of said Article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or by imprisonment of not less than Thirty (30) days nor more than Six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Approved May 5, 1937.