CHAPTER 198

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 311

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER IV, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PILOTAGE RATES.

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

Section 1. Amend §131(a) of Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking the date "January 1, 1987" as the same appears in the first sentence of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the date "January 1, 1990".

Section 2. Amend §131(a)(2) of Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) in their entirety as the same appear in said subparagraphs and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraphs to read as follows:

"(a) $4.30 from January 1, 1990, through December 31, 1990, retroactively,

(b) $4.52 from January 1, 1991 through December 31, 1991,

(c) $4.74 thereafter."

Section 3. Amend §131(b), Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking the date "January 1, 1987" as the same appears in the said paragraph (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the date "January 1, 1990".

Section 4. Amend §131(b)(2) of Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraphs to read as follows:

"(a) $4.30 from January 1, 1990, through December 31, 1990, retroactively,

(b) $4.52 from January 1, 1991 through December 31, 1991,

(c) $4.74 thereafter."

Section 5. Amend §131(b)(3) of Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking the numbers "300" and "1100" respectively and substituting in lieu thereof the numbers "200" and "1200" respectively.

Section 6. Amend §131, Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:

"(c) In addition to the rates set forth in this section, pilots licensed by this State may, through the Pilots' Association for the Bay and River Delaware, file a tariff which, when approved by the Board of Pilot Commissioners, will provide a schedule of charges for pilotage services supplementary to the rates stated in this Section, including but not limited to provisions for transporting charges, a credit policy, including carrying charges and attorney's fees."

Approved April 11, 1990.