CHAPTER 183

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 337
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES.

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, by adding a new Section 2140 to read as follows:

"(a) The owner of a motor vehicle described in subsection (b) of this section who is a member of a non-profit organization considered eligible by the Division of Motor Vehicles may apply to the Division for the assignment of a special registration plate for such vehicle.

(b) This section applies only to:

(1) A passenger vehicle; or

(2) A truck with a three-fourth ton or smaller manufacturer's rated capacity; or

(3) A van with a three-fourth ton or smaller manufacturer's rated capacity.

(c) The applicant must submit acceptable proof, as required by the

Division, that he/she is a member in good standing or is otherwise eligible for the issuance of such special plate.

(d) No fee in addition to the regular annual registration fee required by this title is required. However, upon the initial application for a special plate issued pursuant to this section, a one-time administrative fee of $10 shall be assessed.

(e) The one-time administrative fee collected pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section shall be deposited into a special fund, and used by the Division of Motor Vehicles for the purpose of administering this Section, notwithstanding the provisions of Chapters 13 and 14, of Title 2, Delaware Code to the contrary.

(f) Only one such plate shall be issued to an applicant.

(g) At least 200 applications for special plates must be received from a specific organization before the Division of Motor Vehicles will approve the issuance. However, the minimum number of 200 shall not apply to the following:

(1) Survivors of Pearl Harbor

(2) members of university alumni associations, provided that at least 25 applications for special plates must be received from members of a given university alumni association before the Division of Motor Vehicles will approve the issuance of special plates for that particular university alumni association; and

(3) retired Delaware police officers.

(h) The numbers and letters assigned to these special plates must be such that they can be Integrated with the Division's computerized vehicle registration records.

(i) The Division of Motor Vehicles may refuse to Issue special registration plates when it is deemed not In the best interest of the State.

(j) The Department upon receipt of any official correspondence from the organization advising that the individual to which a special plate has been issued is no longer affiliated with such organization such special plate shall be forfeited and/or revoked immediately.

(a) The Division of Motor Vehicles may promulgate rules and regulations as required to administer this Section."

Approved February 4, 1994.