CHAPTER 389

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 412

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 7 TO EXEMPT DEAF PERSONS FROM LEAD OR GUIDE DOG LICENSURE FEES AND REQUIRING ISSUANCE OF AN IDENTIFICATION CARD TO BLIND AND DEAF LICENSEES; AND FURTHER TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 31 RELATING TO DEAF PERSONS AND THEIR GUIDE OR LEAD DOGS AND THEIR ACCESS TO PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.

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 §1701(a), Chapter 17, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "blind or partially blind" as they appear therein and substituting in lieu thereof the following words:

"blind, deaf, or partially blind or deaf."

Section 2. Amend §1701(b), Chapter 17, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding the following thereto:

"They shall issue to blind, deaf, or partially blind, or deaf persons, in addition to their license and metal license tag, an identification card in a form to be adopted by the department sufficient to apprise third persons of the right of the licensee under §2117. Title 31, Delaware Code, to access to all places of public accommodation."

Section 3. Amend §1701(1), Chapter 17, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "seeing eye dog" as they appear therein and substituting in lieu thereof the following words:

"seeing eye, lead, or guide dogs"

Section 4. Amend §2117(a), Chapter 21. Title 31. Delaware Code by adding the words "or hearing" after the word "eyesight" and before the word "is".

Section 5. Amend §2117(b), Title 31 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words "or hearing" after the word "eyesight" and before the "of".

Approved July 17, 1984.