CHAPTER 470

FORMERLY SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

TO SENATE BILL NO. 715

AS AMENDED BY SENATE

AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 259, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR BOATS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the State of Delaware to conform to Federal regulations to enhance water safety on all Delaware waters.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Amend paragraph (e), Section 2118, Chapter 21, Title 23, of the Delaware Code, by striking said paragraph in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

(e) Every vessel shall carry life preservers or equivalent devices as prescribed by current U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

Section 2. Amend paragraph (f), Section 2118, Chapter 21, Title 23 of the Delaware Code by striking said paragraph in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:

(f) Every vessel shall be provided with such number, size and type of fire extinguishers as may be prescribed by current U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Such equipment shall be, at all times, kept in condition for immediate and effective use, and shall be so placed as to be readily accessible.

Section 3. Amend Section 2118, Chapter 21, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking therefrom paragraph (m) in its entirety.

Approved June 26, 1972.