CHAPTER 147

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 85

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

TO HOUSE AMENDMENT NO.1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 93, PART II, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF VEHICLES; AND PROVIDING CERTAIN BUMPER HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Chapter 93, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §9318, which new section shall read as follows:

"§9318. Alteration of Motor Vehicle Bumper Heights

(a) Except for antique motor vehicles registered under Section 2196 of this Title, no motor vehicle registered under Section 2121 of this Title with a plate not containing a letter prefix designating a special use or registration class shall be registered or operated upon any highway of the State If the bumper height of such vehicle exceeds 22 inches from the ground to the bottom of the bumper.

(b) Any person found guilty of driving a passenger car or station wagon in violation of the provisions of this section shall for the first offense, be fined not less than 810.00 nor more than $100.00 or imprisoned not less than 10 nor more than 30 days, or both. For each subsequent like offense within one year, he shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $200.00, or imprisoned not less than 15 nor more than 30 days, or both."

Section 2. This Act becomes effective 90 days after its enactment into law. Approved July 12, 1979.