CHAPTER 230

MOTOR VEHICLES AUTHORIZING DISCONTINUANCE OF ENGINE NUMBERS ON COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT AUTHORIZING, EMPOWERING AND DIRECTING THE MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO DISCONTINUE REQUIRING THE USE OF ENGINE NUMBERS ON THE ENGINES OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

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

Section 1. That the Motor Vehicle Commissioner of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby empowered and directed to discontinue requiring the use of engine numbers on the engines of commercial vehicles for identification purposes, thus eliminating unnecessary expense, confusion and inconvenience now resulting from frequent replacement and substitution of motors. In lieu of requiring the use of engine numbers on the engines of commercial vehicles for identification purposes, as aforesaid, the Motor Vehicle Commissioner shall assign a separate frame number to each such commercial vehicle for identification purposes; which frame number shall be permanently cut into the frame of each such vehicle, at such location upon the frame thereof and under such regulations as said Motor Vehicle Commissioner shall provide.

Section 2. Nothing in this Act shall in any way alter or affect the necessity for requiring the use of serial numbers on any and all such vehicles.

Section 3. Any Act or part of an Act inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed insofar as such inconsistency might exist.

Approved June 5, 1951.