CHAPTER 54

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 144

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE AND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PEDESTRIAN WALKING ON HIGHWAYS OR SOLICITING RIDES.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 4147, Title 21, of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new paragraph, to be known and designated as paragraph (c), which shall read as follows:

(c) No person shall at any time be jailed solely for violation of paragraph (a) of this section.

Section 2. Amend paragraph (b), Section 4148, Chapter 41, Title 21, of the Delaware Code, by striking the words "or imprisoned not less than two nor more than ten days, or both" appearing in the first sentence of paragraph (b) and further amend same by striking the words "or imprisoned not less than two nor more than thirty days, or both" as the same appears in the last sentence of paragraph (b).

Section 3. Amend Section 881, Subchapter LIV, Chapter 3, Title 11, of the Delaware Code, by the addition of the following paragraph:

No provision of this Subchapter shall apply to any person solely because such person was walking, standing or hitch-hiking on a highway within this State.

Approved May 1, 1971.