CHAPTER 200

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 187

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND

SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

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 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

"Section 2139D. Special License Plates for Retired Military Personnel of the United States Armed Forces.

(a) (1) The owner of any vehicle described in subsection (b) of this section may apply to the Department for assignment to that vehicle of a special Retired Military registration number; provided, however, that the owner of the vehicle must possess official documentation which indicates that the owner has retired from the United States Armed Forces.

(2) Special registration may be issued by the Department under this section if the United States Department of Defense certifies that the applicant has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces after having served an aggregate minimum of twenty years in one or more of the branches of the United States Armed Services.

(b) This section applies only to:

a. A private passenger vehicle; or

b. A truck with a three-quarter ton or less manufacturers' rated capacity.

(c) 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 510.00 administrative fee which shall be deposited into a special fund and used by the Division of Motor Vehicles with the purpose of administering this section and to fund Department projects notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 13 and 14 of Title 2, Delaware Code, to the contrary.

(d) The Department shall reserve sufficient special license plates numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral (1) as are necessary to implement this section. In addition, any special license plate issued pursuant to this section shall include the insignia of the seal of the branch of the armed services from which the applicant retired directly above the word "retired".

(e) 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 (90) days."

Section 2. Amend §2140(g), Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (5) to read as follows:

"(5) Members of the Order of Eastern Star, the Telephone Pioneers of America, Lions Club International and the Senior Olympics, provided that at least 100 applications for special plates must be received from members of any of the said organizations before the Director of Motor Vehicles will approve the issuance of a special plate for that organization,"

Approved July 10, 1995