CHAPTER 261 - MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES BY AUTHORIZING THE VEHICLE COMMISSIONER TO ISSUE DRIVER'S LICENSE AND/OR OWNER'S REGISTRATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WITHOUT PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

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 adding after 5711 Section 173 a new Section to be known as 5711-A Section 173-A as follows:

5711-A Section 173-A. The said Vehicle Commissioner may issue a driver's license and/or owner's registration to a driver and/or owner of any motor vehicle whose driver's license and/or owner's registration has been suspended or revoked and who has failed to submit to said Vehicle Commissioner satisfactory proof of financial responsibility as required by this Chapter, after a period of three (3) years from the date such proof was required as the result of conviction of any of the offenses referred to in Section 167 of this Act, without the necessity of requiring evidence of such financial responsibility, provided no action shall be pending nor any judgment shall remain unsatisfied arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle against the person, firm or corporation applying for a driver's license and/or owner's registration under the provisions of this Section. Upon receiving any such application the Vehicle Commissioner shall make or cause to be made a full and complete investigation of such applicant and if in the discretion of the Vehicle Commissioner such application should be approved a driver's license or owner's registration or both, as the case may be, may be issued to such applicant without requiring such applicant to file proof of financial responsibility.

Approved April 14, 1941.