CHAPTER 310

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 443

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES AND AMBULANCE COMPANIES FROM THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE ASSESSED FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

WHEREAS, volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies within this State contribute greatly to community and municipal activities and function and perform a tremendous service with respect to the health and welfare of all citizens; and

WHEREAS, to a large extent, volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies in this State are quasi-governmental to the degree that all volunteer fire companies are to a large extent under the control and authority of the State Fire Prevention Commission, a governmental agency, and

WHEREAS, the State has to a large extent enacted into law numerous legislative measures that not only regulate volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies, but also have been morally helpful In retaining and recruiting volunteer personnel.

NOW. THEREFORE:

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

Sectton I Amend §7418. Chapter 74. Title 7, Delaware Code, by redesIgnating paragraphs

(c) and (d) to read as paragraphs (d) and (e) and substituting In lieu thereof a new Paragraph (c) to read as follows'

"(c) Underground storage tanks owned or operated by the volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies within this State Shall be exempt from payment of the registration fee defined In subsection (a) of this Section "

Approved July 5, 1988