CHAPTER 364

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 642

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANTIQUE VEHICLES.

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 Section 2196, Chapter 21 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

"Section 2196. Antique Vehicles: Special Plates

Upon application the Department may furnish to the owner of a registered antique motor vehicle a special antique automobile plate to be displayed on such antique motor vehicle. This special plate shall be issued in addition to the plate already issued for such vehicle under this chapter.

The term 'antique motor vehicle' includes every motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year, which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer's specifications. A vehicle which has undergone substantial alterations from its original specifications and appearance, or has had its horsepower or dimensions changed, shall not be eligible for an antique license plate pursuant to this section.

Any antique motor vehicle, registered pursuant to this section, shall be used only for participation in club activities, exhibits. tours, parades and similar uses, but in no event shall it be used for general transportation.

Such special antique automobile license plate shall be issued for a fee of 525.00 and shall be valid without further payment of a renewal fee as long as the vehicle is in existence and is owned by the same person. This fee shall be in addition to the vehicle document fees. title fees, or other fee required by this title.

In the event of a transfer of ownership of an antique motor vehicle registered with a special plate pursuant to this section, the transferor shall surrender the special plate to the Department."

Section 2. Amend Section 2198, Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective upon its enactment into law. Special antique automobile plates previously issued pursuant to Section 2196. Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code stricken by this Act shall be valid without further application or payment of any fee, as long as the vehicle is in existence and is owned by the same person.

Approved July 17, 1984.