CHAPTER 277

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 428

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR VETERANS FORMERLY MISSING-IN- ACTION.

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 thereto a new section "2139" to read as follows:

"§2139. Special License Plates for Veterans Formerly Missing-In-Action

(a)(1) The owner of any vehicle described in paragraph (2) of this subsection may apply to the Department for the assignment to that vehicle of a special missing- in--action registration number.

(2) This section applies only to:

a. A private passenger vehicle; or

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

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

(1) The applicant states that he is a veteran formerly missing- in-action in any war, the Korean conflict or the Viet Nam conflict: and

(2) The United States Department of Defense certifies that the applicant was a veteran formerly missing-In- action in any war, the Korean conflict or the Viet Nam conflict.

(c) No fee in addition to the annual registration fee otherwise required by this title is required for registration under this section; provided, however, that an original application under this section shall be subject to a $10 administrative fee.

(d) Only 1 such plate shall be issued to an applicant.

(e) The Department shall reserve sufficient special license plates Including the letters MIA and numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral 1 as are necessary to humplement this section."

Approved June 4, 1986.