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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 982

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, PART II, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE TITLES AND MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO ALTER OR FORGE OR TO USE AN ALTERED OR FORGED CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, MANUFACTURER'S CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN, REGISTRATION CARD, VEHICLE WARRANTY OR CERTIFICATION STICKER OR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATE OR OTHER DOCUMENTS OR NUMBERS RELATING OR PERTAINING TO MOTOR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 2316, Chapter 23, Part 11, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§2316. Altering or forging Certificate of Title manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, registration card, vehicle warranty or certification sticker, or vehicle identification plate

Whoever:

(a) alters with fraudulent intent any certificate of title, manufacturer's certificate of origin, registration card, vehicle warranty or certification sticker, or vehicle identification plate issued by the Division; or

(b) forges or counterfeits any certificate of title, manufacturer's certificate of origin, registration card, vehicle warranty or certification sticker, or vehicle identification plate issued by the Division; or

() alters or falsifies with fraudulent intent, or forges any assignment of a certificate of title, manufacturer's certificate of origin, registration card, vehicle warranty or certification sticker, or vehicle identification plate; or

(a) holds or uses any certificate of title, manufacturer's certificate of origin, registration card, vehicle warranty or certification sticker, or vehicle identification plate, or an assignment thereof, knowing the same to have been altered, forged or falsified;

(b) is guilty of a Class E felony as the same is defined in Chapter 42, Title 11 of this Code and shall be sentenced in accordance therewith.

Approved July 26, 1974.