CHAPTER 342

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 244

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 14, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, PROVIDING FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM ELECTRICAL INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

WHEREAS, a certificate of inspection for electrical inspection of drawbridges and traffic control devices has not been required from the Department of Transportation for at least the past thirteen (13) years, and

WHEREAS, existing legislation does not provide for an inspection exemption for certain aspects of work performed by the Department of Transportation, which, in fact, is not required.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 24, Section 1432 (a) of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new Subsection, to be designated as Subsection (7), which new Subsection shall read as follows:

(7) The Department of Transportation, its agencies offices and divisions, for all work performed by the Department or under its supervision and which is approved by the Department, for the installation, erection, construction, reconstruction and/or maintenance of drawbridges and traffic control devices, including traffic signals, traffic signs and highway lighting. No individual, trustee, personal representative, partnership, association, corporation or other entity of any type and in any form shall have a cause of action based upon events occurring before or after passage of this provision for damages against any light or power company arising from the alleged failure of such company to comply with Section 1433 (e) of this title with respect to the work excepted under this Subsection.

Approved July 8,1980.