CHAPTER 123

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 330

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.

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 inserting 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 1st day of the calendar month in which the vehicle is registered and the required fees paid, provided the vehicle was registered prior to the 16th day of the month. If the vehicle was registered after the 15th day of the month, the effective date of the registration shall be the 16th day of the month. 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 reregistered 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 §2110, Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by

striking Subsection (a) in its entirety and inserting a new Subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Prior to the expiration of the period for which a vehicle is registered pursuant to §2109 of this Title, the registration may be renewed to extend from the date of expiration for an additional period of 6 months or 1 year or 2 years, and then the effective date of the renewed registration shall be the first day of the calendar month following the period for which the vehicle is currently registered provided the vehicle was registered prior to the 16th day of the month. If the vehicle was registered after the 15th day of the month, the effective date of the registration shall be the 16th day of the month. Any time prior to the expiration of the period for which a vehicle is registered with a commercial, trailer or farm truck license place, the registration thereof may be renewed to extend from the date of expiration for an additional period of 3 months, 6 months, 1 year or 2 years.

Approved July 9, 1991.