CHAPTER 271

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN VEHICLES.

WHEREAS, 56 Delaware Laws, Chapter 437, authorized the Motor Vehicle Department to adopt rules and regulations to permit the monthly inspection of vehicles; and

WHEREAS, said Motor Vehicle Department desires to have said inspections coincide with a monthly registration system.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Section 2109, Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows

§ 2109. Period of registration; effective date

(a) All vehicles set out in Sections 2151 (1) and (2) of this Title may be registered for a period of twelve (12) months or six (6) months and the effective date of any registration shall be considered the first day of the calendar month in which the vehicle is registered and the required fees paid. The registration of said vehicle shall expire at midnight on the last day of the period for which it is registered and the vehicle shall not thereafter be operated upon the highways of this State until it has been re-registered according to law. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the operation of vehicles under temporary or limited permits or certificates as otherwise provided by this Title. During the registration year 1970, the Department may register a vehicle for a period less than twelve (12) or six (6) months which period shall expire on such month and day as the Department shall designate and the fees paid shall be prorated.

(b) All other vehicles set out in Section 2151, except subsection (1) and (2) of this Title may be registered for a period of twelve (12) months or (6) months and the effective date of any registration shall be considered the first day of the calendar quarter in which the vehicle is registered and the required fees paid. The registration of said vehicle shall expire at midnight on the last day of the period for which it is registered and the vehicle shall not thereafter be operated upon the highways of this State until it has been re-registered according to law. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the operation of vehicles under temporary or limited permits or certificates as otherwise provided by this Title.

Section 2. Section 2110 (a), Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a) Any time prior to the expiration of the period for which a vehicle is registered pursuant to § 2109 (a) of this Title the registration thereof may be renewed to extend from the date of expiration for an additional period of six (6) months or one (1) year and in such event the effective date of the renewed registration shall be considered the first day of the calendar month following the period for which the vehicle is currently registered.

Any time prior to the expiration of the period for which a vehicle is registered pursuant to § 2109 (b) of this Title, the registration thereof may be renewed to extend from the date of expiration for an additional period of three (3) months, six (6) months or one (1) year and in such event the effective date of the renewed registration shall be considered the first day of the calendar quarter following the period for which the vehicle is currently registered.

Section 3. Section 2183, Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the word "quarter" where it appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof the word "month".

Approved July 14, 1969.