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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 270

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, OF THE DELAWARE CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code by adding a new section designated as §2137 to read as follows:

§2137. Special License Plates for Former Prisoners of War

(a) The owner of any vehicle described in subparagraph (1) of this subsection may apply to the Department for the assignment to that vehicle of a special prisoner-of-war registration number.

(1) This section applies only to:

(A) A private passenger vehicle; or

(B) A truck with a three-fourth ton or less manufacturer's rated capacity.

(b) Special registration may be Issued under this section only if:

(1) The applicant states that he is a former prisoner of war in any war, the Korean Conflict, or the Viet Nam Conflict; and

(2) The United States Department of Defense certifies that the applicant was a former prisoner of war in any war, the Korean Conflict, or the Viet Nam Conflict.

(c) No fee in adeition to the annual registration fee otherwise required by this Title is required for registration under this Section; provided, however, that an original application under this Section shall be subject to a ;10 administrative fee.

(d) Only one set of such plates shall be issued to an applicant.

(e) The Department shall reserve sufficient special license plates Incluing the letters POW and numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral one (1) as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section."

Approved July 19, 1983.