CHAPTER 262

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 496

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL LICENSE TAGS FOR DISABLED VETERANS.

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 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to read as follows:

"§2138. Special license plates for disabled veterans

(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 Disabled-Veteran number.

(1) This section applies only to:

a. A private passenger vehicle; or

b. A truck with a three-fourth ton or smaller manufacturer's rated capacity.

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

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

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

(c) No fee in addition to the annual registration fee required by this title is required for registration under this section: however, the 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 license plates including the letter DAV and numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral 1 as are required for this section."

Approved May 22, 1984.