CHAPTER 265

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 43

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, CHAPTER 44, RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. Amend Section §4402, Chapter 44, Title 21, of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (g) to read as follows:

"(g) Any person who possesses or on whose property any abandoned vehicle or motor vehicle is found may transfer such vehicle or motor vehicle if such vehicle or motor vehicle is more than years old and has no engine or otherwise is totally inoperable. Such transfer may be made to a salvage yard without a certificate of title but shall be made on forms furnished by the Department.

Before any person transfers any such abandoned vehicle or motor vehicle said person shall obtain from the Division of Motor Vehicle the name and last known address of the owner of such abandoned vehicle or motor vehicle and shall send notice to said owner by certified mail return receipt requested to said owner's last known address, to remove such abandoned vehicle or motor vehicle within 30 days. Such vehicle or motor vehicle may be transferred, sold or otherwise disposed of after 30 days from receipt of such notice. If the owner cannot by located for the purpose of sending the written notice, a sticker or tag shall be placed on such vehicle or motor vehicle showing the time and date of its affixing, advising the owner that if the vehicle or motor vehicle is not removed within 24 hours from the time of the affixing of the sticker or tag, such vehicle may he transferred, sold or otherwise disposed of. Such vehicle may be transferred, sold or otherwise disposed of after said 24 hour period."

Approved June 17, 1982.