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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 782

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 65, PART III, TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE RESERVATION OF RENTAL UNITS FOR USE BY SENIOR CITIZENS.

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

Section 1. Amend §6503, Chapter 65, Part M, Title 25 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, designated as subsection (d), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (a) relating to age discrimination, a landlord may reserve ten or more dwelling units exclusively for rental by senior citizens by registering,with the Division of Consumer Affairs as herein prescribed, specific dwelling units which shall be rented to senior citizens only. Each unit so reserved shall be designated as a senior citizen rental unit, and each such unit shall be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs before October 31 of any year, to take effect as of January 1 of the next year. A senior citizen rental unit shall be available for rent solely to senior citizens, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age or occupation of the senior citizen and without regard to whether the senior citizen has a dependent child or children in residence. For purposes of this subsection, the words "senior citizen" shall mean any natural person 62 years of age or older, regardless of the age of such person's spouse."

Approved July 21, 1982.