CHAPTER 300

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 326

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FARM TRUCK REGISTRATION AND TRACTION ENGINES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (two—thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §2113, Title 21, Delaware Code by striking §2113 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§2113. Special Farm Vehicle Registration.

Farmers may register vehicles for farm use in the following matter:

Farm Truck License Plates (FT Tags):

Farmers may qualify for the reduced registration fee for "FT" license tags if they derive 70 percent or more of their income from the operation of their farm. The truck must be used exclusively in the operation of the farm. Farmers cannot hire or rent the farm truck or permit the truck to be used for hauling merchandise, farm products or other items whatsoever under rent, hire or for pay, or shall use such motor farm trucks for any use except in the operation of the farms owned or rented by the registered owner of such trucks or in aid of and assistance to other farmer for harvest purposes.

Farm Vehicles Exempt From Inspection and Registration:

The requirement for registration and inspection of farm motor vehicles, vehicles, or trailers is waived for those motor vehicles, vehicles or trailers if they are:

Not used for hire;

Used exclusively as farm machinery or farm implements;

Operated or towed upon the public highways or roads solely for the purpose of traveling from one farm, or portion thereof, to another farm or portion thereof; both owned or managed by the owner of the vehicles. Distance to be traveled on the public highways or roads is not to exceed five (5) miles;

Operated or towed upon the public highways or roads only
during the hours between sunrise and sunset; and

Properly equipped with a stop light, turn signals and brakes which are in a safe operating condition."

Section 2. Amend Chapter 65, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking Chapter 65 in its entirety.

Approved July 2, 1992