CHAPTER 228

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 256

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 39, TITLE 18, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROHIBITION AGAINST PREMIUM INCREASES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND CANCELLATION OR NONRENEWAL OF AUTOMOBILE POLICY.

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

Section 1. Amend § 3904(a)(7)a., Title 18, Delaware Code by deleting said paragraph in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Has, within the 36 months prior to the notice of cancellation or nonrenewal, had a driver's license under suspension or revocation, except a child whose license has been revoked or suspended pursuant to § 1009 of Title 10, or whose license had been revoked or suspended pursuant to § 904 of Title 4, or had a driver's license under suspension or revocation for a non-driving-related drug offense pursuant to § 2707(b)(11), or § 4177K of Title 21; or".

Section 2. Amend § 3912(a), Title 18, Delaware Code by deleting the numbers "937" after the "§" and before the word "of' and insert in lieu thereof "1009 of Title 10".

Section 4. Amend § 3912(c), Title 18, Delaware Code by re-lettering said subsection (c) to subsection (d) and adding a new subsection (c) to read as follows: "No premium may be increased on any contract of casualty insurance based on a named insured or any other operator who either resides in the same household or customarily operates an automobile insured under such policy being revoked or suspended pursuant to § 904 of Title 4".

Approved February 5, 1998