CHAPTER 22

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 104

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR RECIPIENTS OF THE PURPLE HEART.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new §2139B to read as follows:

"§2139B. Special License Plates for Recipients of the Purple Heart.

(a)(1) The owner of any vehicle described in (2) of this subsection may apply to the Department for assignment to that vehicle of a special purple heart registration number; provided however, that the owner of the vehicle must possess official documentation which indicates that such owner is the recipient of the purple heart medal.

(2) This Section applies only to:

(a) A private passenger vehicle; or

(b) A truck with a three-fourth ton or less manufacturer's rated capacity.

(b) Special registration may be issued by the Department under this section if the United States Department of Defense certifies that the applicant is a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Operation Desert Storm, or other military conflict on foreign soil in which United States armed forces were formally engaged in battle.

(a) No fee in addition to the annual registration fee otherwise required by this Title is required for registration under this Section; provided; however, that an original application under this Section shall be subject to a $10 administrative fee.

(a) Only 1 such plate shall be issued to an applicant.

(a) The Department shall reserve sufficient special license plates including the letters P H and numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral 1 as are necessary to implement this Section.

(a) Upon receipt by the Department of information that the individual to whom the special plate has been issued has died, the Department shall write to the representative of that person's estate, requesting that such plate be returned to the Department within ninety days."

Approved May 12, 1993.