CHAPTER 411

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 451

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY CHANGING VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS AND INSPECTIONS FROM AN ANNUAL TO A BIENNIAL REQUIREMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend §2109, Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Any vehicle described in §2151 of this Title may be registered for 24 months, 12 months or 6 months, and the effective date of the registration shall be the first day of the calendar month in which the vehicle is registered and the required fees paid. The Division of Motor Vehicles may require vehicles to be registered for less than 24 months, as may be necessary to ensure a balanced monthly distribution of vehicle inspections and registrations; all fees shall be prorated. The registration of a vehicle shall expire at midnight on the last day of the period for which it is registered, and the vehicle shall not thereafter be operated upon the highways of this State until it has been re-registered according to law. This section shall not apply to the operation of vehicles under temporary or limited permits or certificates as otherwise provided by this Title."

Section 2. Amend §2109, Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the last sentence in subsection (c) and insert in lieu thereof the words "Thereafter, the registration shall be renewed pursuant to §2110 of this Chapter".

Section 3. Amend §2110(a), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code by inserting after the word "1 year as it appears in said paragraph (a) the words or 2 years".

Section 4. Amend §2110(a), Chapter 21, Title 21, by striking the words "3 months, 6 months or 1 year as they appear in the second sentence of subsection (a) and insert in lieu thereof the words "3 months, 6 months, 1 year or 2 years".

Section 5. Amend §2151, Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking the figures 110;" as they appear in paragraph (1) and insert in lieu thereof the words "$10 per year;".

Section 6. Amend §2151, Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the ";" at the end of paragraph (2) and insert in lieu thereof the words per year;".

Section 7. Amend §2151(3), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by inserting the words per year after the figures "$2", "$2.60", and "$20" as they appear in said subparagraph (3).

Section 8. Amend §2T51(5), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by inserting the words "per year" after the figures "$20" and 12.60" as the same appears in said subparagraph (5).

Section 9. Amend §2151(7), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by inserting the words per year after the figure "84" as the same appears in said subparagraph (7).

Section 10. Amend §2152(b), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by inserting the words per year" after the figure "820" as the same appears in subparagraph (b).

Section 11. Amend §2153, Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding thereto the following sentence:

"These special number plates may be issued for 1 or 2 years at a fee of $10 per plate for each year."

Section 12. Amend §2154(f) and (g) of Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking said subparagraphs in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:

"(f) The fee for each special plate issued pursuant to this Section is $10 per year. The plate may be originally issued or renewed for 1 or 2 years, and shall expire at midnight on December 31st of the year of expiration."

Section 13. Amend §2197(c), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the words "annual license tax" as they appear in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof the words "registration fee".

Section 14. Amend §2197(c), Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the words "annual basis" as the same appears in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof the words "prior to renewal of registration".

Section 15. Amend §2199, Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by deleting the words "annual physical inspection" as they appear in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the words "biennial physical inspection".

Section 16. The provisions of this Act shall be implemented at the discretion of the Division of Motor Vehicles, but no later than January 1, 1991.

Approved July 20, 1990.