CHAPTER 356

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 369

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

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF MOTORCYCLES BY MINORS.

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

Section 1. Amend §2703, Chapter 27, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (d) thereto to read as follows:

"(d) The authorization or endorsement specified in subsection (a) of this section shall not be issued by the Department to any person under the age of 18 years unless the application therefor is signed by the:

(1) Father and mother of the minor if both parents are living together within this State and the minor resides with both parents;

(2) Father of the minor, if the father is living within this State, and the minor resides with the father only; or mother of the minor, if the mother is living within this State, and the minor resides with the mother only; or mother or father live within this State and the minor resides with neither, and the minor has no legal guardian within this State;

(3) Guardian of the minor, duly appointed as such under the laws of the State, if neither the father nor mother is living within this State;

(4) Employer of the minor, or by any suitable person acceptable to the Secretary of Public Safety.

The Department shall not require as a prerequisite to the issuance of an authorization or endorsement to a minor under this section, that the father, mother, guardian or employer be present at the time the application is made by the minor or sign thc application at the offices of the Motor Vehicle Department. The signing of the application and acknowledgment thereof by the father, mother, guardian or employer before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths shall be deemed sufficient to satisfy the requirements of this section."

Section 2. Amend §2703, Chapter 27, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (e) thereto to read as follows:

(e) The authorization or endorsement specified in subsection (a) of this section shall not be issued by the Department to any person under the age of eighteen years unless such person:

(I) complies with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section; and

(2) completes a motorcycle rider education program, such program having been approved by the State Department of Public Safety pursuant to Chapter 27, Title 21 of the Delaware Code."

Section 3. The effective date of this Act shall be July 1, 1986.

Approved June 30, 1986.