CHAPTER 411

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 421

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TAXICAB ENDORSEMENTS ON DRIVER LICENSES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 2763, Chapter 27, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting said section in its entirety and adding a new section 2763 to read as follows:

"§2763. Qualifications for Taxicab License

(a) A taxicab authorization or endorsement shall not be issued to any person who:

Is under the age of 18 years;

Does not meet the requirements of Section 2707 of this Title;

Has been convicted of a criminal offense of murder, rape or robbery; or

Has had his driver's license revoked during the immediate preceding 5 years.

(b) Any taxicab authorization or endorsement issued shall automatically be rescinded by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles if the applicant has not shown evidence of having satisfactorily completed, within 30 days of the date of issuing the authorization or endorsement, a Defensive Driving Course approved by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles."

Section 2. This law will become effective upon enactment and shall apply to all new applicants thereafter.

Approved July 20, 1984.