CHAPTER 27

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION, EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION OF MOTOR BOATS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 2116, Title 23, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new sentence thereto to read as follows:

In addition to the number there shall be displayed after the number a decal furnished by the Delaware Commission of Shell Fisheries, Small Boat Safety Division showing the year of issuance of said license.

Section 2. Section 2117 (a), Title 23, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the word "$2" in the second sentence and by inserting in lieu thereof the word "$3".

Section 3. Section 2117 (b), Title 23, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto two new sentences to read as follows:

"The number may be retained by the owner in the event of a transfer by paying a fee of $2.00 for transfer. In the event a duplicate registration card is required there shall be a fee of $1.00".

Section 4. Section 2117 (j), Title 23, Delaware Code, is repealed and a new Section 2117 (j) enacted in lieu thereof as follows:

"(j) Livery owners shall pay the same charges as the owner of a boat not for hire. Dealers shall be issued one registration number for a fee of $5.00 and for each additional number, the dealer shall pay a fee of $3.00 to be used for demonstration purposes only".

Section 5. Section 2117 (k), Title 23, Delaware Code, is repealed.

Section 6. Section 2122, Title 23, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new subsection to be known as (c) to read as follows:

"(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor boat (1) in a reckless manner disregarding the safety of others, or (2) to overload a vessel, or (3) to operate while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or of any drug".

Section 7. Section 2124, Title 23, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new subsection to be known as (e) to read as follows:

"(e) Water skiing shall be prohibited in the following areas:

1. Rehoboth Canal

2. Channel through Massey's Landing

3. Fenwick Ditch

4. Any other public swimming areas unless authorized by a special permit issued by the Small Boat Safety Division of the Delaware Commission of Shell Fisheries".

Section 8. Section 2130, Title 23, Delaware Code, is repealed and a new Section 2130 enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows;

§ 2130. Penalties

Any person who violates any provision of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 or ten days in jail for each such violation.

Approved April 20, 1961.