CHAPTER 557

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 897

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 67, PART IV, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THEFT, UNAUTHORIZED USE AND DAMAGE TO MOTOR VEHICLES; AND MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO REMOVE AUTHORIZED USE AND DAMAGE TO MOTOR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES OR CONFIDENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO POSSESS MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAILER OR SEMITRAILER WHICH HAVE HAD WARRANTY OR CERTIFICATION STICKERS, VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES OR CONFIDENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS REMOVED AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 67, Part IV, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new section, designated as Section 6709, which new section shall read as follows:

§6709. Removal of warranty or certification stickers; vehicle identification plates; confidential vehicle identification Numbers

No person, unless duly authorized by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles or an agent of the Director, shall remove or alter a vehicle identification plate, warranty or certification sticker or confidential vehicle identification number from any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer, or part thereof or have in his possession any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer, or part thereof, where the vehicle identification plate, warranty or certification sticker, or confidential vehicle identification number has been removed without first obtaining permission, in writing, from the said Director.

Any person found guilty of the violation of a provision of this section shall be guilty of a Class E felony as the same is defined in Chapter 42 of Title 11 of this Code and shall be sentenced in accordance therewith.

Approved July 29, 1974.