CHAPTER 247

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 446

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 29, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE HISTORICAL OBJECTS.

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

Section 1. Amend §558, Chapter 5, Title 29, Delaware Code by adding the following new subsections:

"(c) All historical markers which are erected by the Department of State shall be the property of the State of Delaware. No person, entity or business shall possess, transport, alter or remove said marker without written authority of an appropriate official of the Department of State. Further, no person, entity or business shall receive, retain, alter or dispose of State historical markers absent written authorization of an appropriate official of the Department of State. Unauthorized recipients of these markers may be prosecuted criminally for receiving stolen property.

(d) The Department of State may establish rules or regulations regarding all aspects of State historical markers. Other persons, entities or businesses shall not duplicate State historical markers, or create, obtain or install similar markers with an intent to mislead or deceive the public."

Approved June 15, 1994.