CHAPTER 283

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 417

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 7, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF DOGS ON STATE COASTAL BEACHES.

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

Section 1. Amend Subchapter I, Chapter 17, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section 1715 to read as follows:

"51715. Prohibition of Dogs on State Coastal Beaches

It shall be unlawful for any person who is the owner, possessor, harborer, or custodian of any dog to permit or suffer same to be upon the designated swimming or sun bathing area of a state coastal beach strand at anytime betwcen May 1 and September 30, Inclusive, of any year, unless such dog shall be on said property on behalf of a law enforcement agency or a blind person as defined in Section 2101, Title 31, Delaware Code. 'Coastal beach strand' shall mean all that coastal real property between the western base of the dunes and the low water mark.

Justices of the Peace shall have Jurisdiction of violations of this section."

Approved June 28, 1984.