CHAPTER 88

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 48

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend §2109(a), Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking it in its entirety and inserting a new §2109(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 date the vehicle is titled. 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 vehicles registered under the International Registration Plan or to vehicles registered under temporary or limited permits or certificates as otherwise provided by this title."

Section 2. Amend §2110, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the first paragraph of §2110(a) in its entirety and inserting a new first paragraph 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 the effective date of the renewed registration shall be based on the calendar day the vehicle was titled."

Section 3. This act shall become effective one year after its enactment into law.

Approved June 23, 1995