CHAPTER 115

MOTOR VEHICLES - PROVIDING FOR TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION PLATES AND NUMBER PLATES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES BY PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION PLATES AND NUMBER PLATES.

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

Section 1. That Article 2 of Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding at the end of Paragraph (b) of 5550. Sec. 12, as the same appears in Chapter 255 of Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, the following additional sentence:

"Provided, however, the transferor may have such registration plates and number plates transferred and assigned to another vehicle upon proper application in writing to the department and upon payment to the department of a fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) in addition to all other fees required by law."

Section 2. That Article 2 of Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of Paragraph (c) of 5553, as the same appears in Chapter 244, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(c) The transferee before operating or permitting the operation of such vehicle upon a highway shall apply for a transfer of title, shall obtain the registration of the vehicle as upon original registration, shall submit the vehicle to inspection and shall obtain new registration plates and new number plates as provided in this article; provided, however, if the transferor has not had the registration plates and number plates transferred and assigned to another vehicle, then the transferee may, before operating or permitting the operation of such vehicle upon a highway, apply for and obtain, upon the payment of a fee of One Dollar ($1.00), a transfer of title and registration and upon any such application the department shall issue to the transferee without additional fee or inspection a new certificate of title and a new registration card, which card shall show the same period for which such vehicle was originally registered by the owner, and thereafter the transferee may operate such vehicle for the remainder of the period for which it was originally registered, and the same registration plate or plates shall remain affixed to the number plate or plates of such vehicle.

"The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the operation of vehicles, as provided under Sub-paragraph (d) of this section or under temporary or limited permits or certificates as otherwise provided by this article."

Approved May 18, 1951.