CHAPTER 512

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 27, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF THE DRIVERS LICENSE OF PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT PAID FINES.

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

Section 1. Title 21, Delaware Code, Chapter 27, Section 2731, is amended by designating the present paragraph of the said section as subsection (a), and by adding thereafter the following additional subsection:

(b) The Clerk or Prothonotary of every Court shall forward to the Department or its successor, a record of the name and address of each convicted person who shall have been sentenced to pay a fine and/or costs and who has failed to pay the said fine and/or costs at the time sentence was imposed or in accordance with an order of the Court. Whenever a convicted person who has not paid a fine and/or costs at the time sentence was imposed shall pay the fine and/or costs, the Clerk or Prothonotary shall provide the said convicted person with a receipt confirming that the fine and/or costs have been paid such that the said receipt may be presented to the Department, or its successor, as notice that the fine and/or costs have been paid.

Section 2. Title 21, Delaware Code, Chapter 27, Section 2732, is amended by designating the present paragraph of the said section as subsection (a), and by adding thereafter the following additional subsection.

(b) Upon receiving a record of the failure of a convicted person to pay a fine and/or costs as described in §2731 (b) of this title, the Department, or its successor, shall (1) if the convicted person is a resident of the State of Delaware, forthwith suspend his license until the said fine and/or costs have been paid, and (2) if the said convicted person is a non-resident of the State of Delaware, forthwith suspend his driving privileges in the State of Delaware and immediately advise the Motor Vehicle Administrator of the State wherein the said convicted person is a resident that the said convicted person has failed to pay fine and/or costs due and owing to the State of Delaware and requesting that the convicted person's license to drive be suspended until the said fine and/or costs have been paid.

Approved June 5, 1970.