CHAPTER 332

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 604

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-Thirds of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Section 2116 (a), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking said Section 2116 (a) in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 2116 (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Whoever violates any provision of this chapter shall, for the first offense, be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100, or imprisoned not less than 30 nor more than 90 days, or both. For each subsequent like offense, he shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $200, or imprisoned not less than 90 days nor more than 6 months, or both."

Section 2. Amend § 2116, Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:

"(c) For any violation of the registration provisions of § 2102 of § 2115 (a) of this subchapter and in absence of any traffic offenses relating to driver impairment, the violator's copy of the traffic summons shall act as that violator's authority to drive the vehicle involved by the most direct route from the place of arrest to either the violator's residence or the violator's current place of abode."

Section 3. The Division of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Public Safety is hereby vested with the power and authority to adopt any regulations necessary to implement Section 2 of this bill.

Approved May 21, 1974.