CHAPTER 421

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 724

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 44, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE TOWING OF ABANDONED VEHICLES FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY.

WHEREAS, the State Police, the Department of Transportation and political subdivisions are permitted by Chapter 44, Title 21 of the Delaware Code to tow abandoned vehicles from private property after notice to the owner of such vehicles; and

WHEREAS, such authorities must wait 30 days after notifying the owner of the abandoned vehicle by certified mail before the vehicle may be towed; and

WHEREAS, this period of waiting is so long as to undermine the enforcement of the provisions of this Chapter.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Subsection 4402(d), Chapter 44, Title 21, of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking the number "30" each time it appears in said subsection, and replacing it with the number "7".

Approved July 21, 1982.