CHAPTER 429

FORMERLY

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

FOR

SENATE BILL NO 347

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 21, Delaware Code by inserting as new section 2515 the following:

"§2515. Sale of motor vehicles lacking catalytic converters.

(a) No person shall sell a motor vehicle from which the catalytic converter has been removed without first advising the purchaser in writing, and obtaining the purchaser's signature upon said notification, that the catalytic converter is missing and that the vehicle may not piss inspection. It shall be a defense to any cause of action brought pursuant to this section if the motor vehicle was not required by Federal laws or regulations to have a catalytic converter as part of its equipment.

(b) Any person who sells a motor vehicle in violation of this section shall make restitution to the purchaser in an amount reasonably necessary to pay for:

(1) parts and labor to replace the catalytic converter, and

(2) all reasonable costs and attorneys' fees for bringing an action pursuant to this section."

Approved July 2, 1996