CHAPTER 148

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 98

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 41 OF TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REVOCATION OF LICENSE FOR CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 41 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to be designated §4177H to read as follows:

"4177H. Revocation of License for Persons Convicted of Certain Drug Offenses.

(a) Any person aged 19 years or younger who pleads guilty to or is convicted of possession of a controlled substance under §4753 or §4754 of Title 16 of this Code, or who is adjudicated a delinquent for any of such offenses, shall, in addition to any and all other penalties provided by law, have his driver's license and/or driving privileges revoked by the Secretary for a period of 1 year.

(b) Any person aged 19 years or younger who pleads guilty to or is convicted of a violation of §4751, 4752A, 4753A, 4755, 4756 or 4761 of Title 16 of this Code, or who is adjudicated a delinquent for any of such offenses, shall, in addition to any and all other penalties provided by law, have his driver's license and/or driving privileges revoked by the Secretary for a period of two years.

(c) For purposes of this Act the Secretary may authorize the judges of the various courts of the State to act as his agent for the purpose of revocation of licenses. In cases where this section is applied, the court shall immediately take possession of any driver's license issued by any state and forthwith forward it to the Secretary, together with notification that revocation pursuant to this section has been implemented."

Approved July 21, 1989.