CHAPTER 696

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 28, DELAWARE CODE, PERTAINING TO LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED TO BE PURCHASED BY AUTOMOBILE RACE OPERATORS AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Chapter 9, Title 28, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following new section:

§ 907. Automobile race operator

(a) Every person who is engaged in the business of conducting motor vehicle races or who is required to be licensed as an "Automobile Race Operator" pursuant to Section 2501 (a), Title 30, Delaware Code, shall carry comprehensive general liability insurance to protect persons sustaining bodily injury or property damage while on the premises with the exception of participants and their employees and employees of agents of the track and/ or said operator. The amount of coverage to be so provided shall not be less than $100,000 per person or $500,000 per occurrence. Property damage insurance shall be maintained in the amount of $25,000 per occurrence. A current policy and certificate of insurance shall be kept at the office of the person in said business and on file with the State Insurance Commissioner.

(b) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than $2,000 nor more than $5,000, proceeds to go to the General Fund of this State.

(c) Nothing contained in subsection (b) of this section shall be construed to relieve any person from tort liability.

(d) The Superior Court of the State of Delaware shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of any violation of this Section, notwithstanding any provision of the Delaware Code to the contrary.

Approved July 14, 1970