CHAPTER 88

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, SUBCHAPTER II, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, BY PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION OF BALD EAGLES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Chapter 7, Subchapter II, Title 7, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

§ 748. Prohibitions respecting bald eagles; disturbing, damaging or destroying nests; eggs; violations and penalties.

(a) Any person who disturbs, destroys or in any manner damages a bald eagle's nest or aerie shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), together with costs, or be imprisoned for fifty (50) days or both.

(b) Any person shooting, killing or attempting to kill a bald eagle or any person who removes or attempts to remove eggs or eaglets from their nest or aerie shall be fined One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), together with costs, or imprisoned one hundred (100) days or both.

(c) Any person who barters, offers to barter, trades, offers to trade or possesses any bald eagle, bald eagle eggs or eaglets shall be fined One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), together with costs, or imprisoned one hundred (100) days or both.

Approved May 20, 1969,