CHAPTER 283

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION, ISSUANCE AND FEES FOR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO THE OWNERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. Section 2121 (g), Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the figure "$5.50" on line 18 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$10.00."

Section 2. Section 2121, Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new paragraph thereto to read as follows :

(h) Any other provisions of this Chapter, notwithstanding, upon written application, the Department shall furnish to any owner of a motor vehicle otherwise entitled to license plates who is a resident of the State of Delaware, a set of special license plates for each motor vehicle owned by him and on which the required registration fee has been paid, but not to exceed two sets of plates for each individual, which plates shall have displayed thereon :

(1) Any single letter or combination of letters, not to exceed five in number; and

(2) the word "Delaware"; and

(3) the words "The First State"; and

(4) the expiration date of the license plates; and

(5) gold letters on a blue background, except for those license plates as provided for in Section 2123 of this title, in which case they shall be blue letters on a gold background.

Upon making application for such special license plates, the owner shall pay in addition to the regular registration fee, the sum of $25.00 annually for each set of plates. Application shall be made on such forms as shall be prescribed by the Department. The Department shall issue said plates in the order the applications are received for any letter or combination thereof. Said

license plates shall be the personal property of the owner so long as the owner shall comply with the provisions of this section. No reasonable facsimile of any license plate as provided for in this chapter, shall be displayed on the front of any motor vehicle registered in this State. The provisions of subsection (b) above, relating to the display of the letters "P/C" for combination vehicles, shall not be applicable to this subsection.

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective on July 1, 1968.

Approved May 24, 1968.