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HOUSE BILL NO. 629

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER III, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 17, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO HIGHWAYS AND PROVIDING FOR CONTROL OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS ONTO STATE MAINTAINED HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND ROADS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (t4o-thirds of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Subchapter III, Chapter 1, Title 17, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto §146 to read as follows:

"§146. Entrances and exits onto State maintained highways, streets, and roads.

(a) The Department is hereby granted the exclusive authority to adopt standards and regulations for the location, design, construction, and control of entrances and exits onto State maintained highways, streets, and roads.

() No person, firm, corporation, or the like shall, after the adoption of this Section, construct or open to pedestrian or vehicular traffic any crossing onto or into a State mainained highway, street, or road without first having obtained i permit issued by the Department.

(a) Any person, firm, corporation, or the like who con-inlets or opens an entrance onto or an exit from a State laintained highway, street, or road, without having first obtained a permit from the Department for such entrance

and/or exit, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense, and a further sum in an amount equal to the amount fined for the initial offense for each and every day such violation exits.

(d) Justice of the Peace Courts shall have jurisdiction over violations of this Section."

Approved July 22, 1976