CHAPTER 610

SENATE BILL 630

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 52 OF TITLE 30, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PENALTY ASSESSMENTS PAYABLE TO MAIL.

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

Section 1. Amend §5211 of Chapter 52, Title 30, Delaware Code, by adding thereto two new paragraphs to be designated as paragraphs (d) and (e) to read as follows:

"(d) Any duly constituted police officer of the State of Delaware as provided under §701 of this Title, who charges any person with any of the specified offenses as set out in this section, may, in addition to issuing a summons for said offenses, provide the offending operator with a form which, when properly executed by the officer and the offender, will allow the offender to dispose of the charge without the necessity of personally appearing in the court to which the summons is returnable. Such penalty assessments must be paid within ten (10) days from the date of arrest and shall be paid only by check or money order.

(e) The provisions of subsection (d) of §5211, as stated above, shall be applicable to Delaware residents and to residents of those jurisdictions which reciprocate with Delaware. In addition to any fine imposed under the provisions of this Chapter, there shall also be imposed a victim's compensation tax of $2.50 payable in the same manner as set forth under the provisions of §5211(d) of Title 30, Delaware Code."

Approved July 21, 1976