CHAPTER 277

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 665

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, SUBCHAPTER II, TITLE 21 DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE PLATES FOR ELECTIVE OR CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICIALS OF THE STATE AND FOR STATE AND FEDERAL JUDGES.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 2123, Chapter 21, Subchapter II, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new section 2123 to read as follows:

§2123. Number plates for elective or constitutional officers of the State and for state and federal judges

(a) Upon written application the Department shall furnish without charge, to any State elective or constitutional officer (excepting Justices of the Peace) including members of both branches of the General Assembly, to the members of the Judiciary (excluding Justices of the Peace and including the Judges of the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, resident in Delaware), and to the Representatives and Senators of the State of Delaware in the Congress of the United States, a set of special plates for each motor vehicle owned by him and on which the required registration fee has been paid, but not to exceed two sets of plates for each individual which plates shall supersede, during his term of office and while such motor vehicle is owned by him, the regular number plates assigned to such motor vehicle, if at all times the necessary registration fee or fees have been paid for such motor vehicle.

(b) Each special plate furnished pursuant to this section shall have displayed thereon:

(1) the initials of the individual, except that the plates furnished to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State may display the numerals 1, 2 and 3 respectively in place of their initials;

(2) a designation of his office;

(3) the word "Delaware" ;

(4) the words "The First State" ;

(5) the "coat of arms" of the State of Delaware;

(6) the expiration date of the license plate; and

(7) blue letters on a gold background.

(c) It shall be lawful to display the state "Coat of Arms" on special plates furnished pursuant to this section, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2306 of Title 29 of this Code, and the written consent of the Secretary of State for such use shall not be required.

Became law on March 26, 1974, without the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.