CHAPTER 156

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE FEES.

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

Section 1. § 2151 (2), Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(2) For the registration of each motor vehicle commonly used for pleasure or for the chief purpose of carrying persons (except motor vehicles commonly known as passenger buses) and including station wagons and suburbans: $20.

Section 2. § 2151 (3), Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read :

(3) For the registration of other motor vehicles, including those propelled by Diesel engines, $20, if the gross load weight of the vehicle does not exceed 5,000 pounds, and in the event the gross load weight exceeds 5,000 pounds, $2.30 for each 500 pounds or fraction thereof over and above 5,000 pounds. The gross load weight shall be the weight of the chassis, body, equipment and maximum allowable load as specified by the application. The fee for registration of motor farm trucks owned and used exclusively by farmers who derive 70 per cent or more of their income from the operation of their farms shall be one-half of the foregoing rates calculated on the gross load weight as defined herein: Provided, however, that in no case shall the required fee for motor vehicles under this subsection be less than $20.

Section 3. § 2155, Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read :

§ 2155. Fee for convertible vehicles and station wagons; gross load weight of buses

(a) All convertible vehicles shall be registered as combination vehicles and the registration fee shall be ascertained upon the basis of the gross load as provided by this chapter.

It shall be determined which is the greater, the gross load weight as a carrier of persons, or the gross load weight as a carrier of property, and the greater load weight so ascertained shall be the basis for ascertaining the required registration fees. All station wagons or suburbans shall be registered as combination vehicles, but the fee for their registration shall be the same as for vehicles used for pleasure as provided in Section 2151 of this Title.

Section 3. The provisions of this act shall become effective on the first day of the next month after it becomes law.

Approved June 16, 1965.