CHAPTER 20

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 30

AN ACT TO AMEND 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:

Section 1. Amend §2121(b), Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking the first sentence appearing in the second paragraph and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Motor vehicles with a registered gross weight of 5,000 pounds or less may be assigned any type of number plate. Motor vehicles, except for recreational vehicles, with a registered weight rating above 5,000 pounds will be assigned commercial or farm truck license plates. The number plates for motorcycles and mopeds as defined by §101(19) and (53) of this title shall display thereon the letters MC for motorcycles and the letters MP for mopeds."

Section 2. Amend §2156, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking subsection (a) in its entirety and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) The registration fee for all convertible vehicles shall be ascertained upon the basis of the vehicle's gross load weight. It shall be determined which is the greater, the gross load weight as a carrier of persons or the gross load weight as the carrier of property, and the greater gross load weight shall be the basis for calculating the required registration fees. The fee for all station wagons or suburbans shall be the same as for vehicles used for pleasure as provided in §2151 of this Title."

Approved April 29, 1997