CHAPTER 298

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 396

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1701(a) TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO DOG LICENSE, KENNEL LICENSE, FEES, TERMS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 1701, Subchapter I, Chapter 17, Title 7, Delaware Code, striking the first paragraph (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (a) which shall read as follows:

"(a) Every person of the State of Delaware outside of the corporate limits of the City of Wilmington, owning or having under control or on premises upon which said person resides, any dog over four months of age shall pay before the first day of March of each calendar year, a license tax of Three Dollars ($3.00) on such dog to the 'Department. The license tax shall be payable on the first day of January and shall be paid in addition to any other taxes imposed upon or on account of any such dog or dogs by any city or town ordinance. Any person who maintains a kennel wherein dogs are kept for the purposes of breeding, training, sale or show purposes, may pay a kennel tax of $21.00, which entitles him to keep therein not more than 12 dogs belonging to himself or in training for others, or he may pay a kennel tax of $31.00, which entitles him to keep therein not more than 25 dogs belonging to himself or in training for others, or he may pay a kennel tax of $51.00, which entitles him to keep therein not more than 50 dogs, belonging to himself or in training for others, or he may pay a kennel tax of $101.00, which entitles him to keep in said kennel as many dogs belonging to himself or in training for others as he desires. Such kennel dogs shall be at all times kept confined unless accompanied by the owner or his agent, except in case of dogs when in a chase or returning from a chase."

Became law on April 16, 1974, without the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.