CHAPTER 245

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 206

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 19, 21 AND 23 OF TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SHELLFISH LICENSES, PERMITS AND LEASES.

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

Section 1. Amend § 1908(a), Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the phrase "May 1st and end April 30th of the following" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "January 1st and end December 31st of the same."

Section 2. Amend § 1915, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety.

Section 3. Amend § 1916, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "April 30th" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "December 3 1st".

Section 4. Amend § 2107(a), Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "April 30th" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "December 3Ist".

Section 5. Amend § 2108, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "April 30th" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "December 31 st".

Section 6. Amend § 2303(b), Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the words "April 30th" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "December 31st of each calendar year."

Section 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1916 of Title 7,a crab dredger's license issued pursuant to Chapter 23 of Title 7 for the period May 1, 1997, through April 30, 1998, shall remain valid through December 31, 1998.

Section 8. Except for a crab dredger's license issued pursuant to Chapter 23 of Title 7, the annual fee(s) for the renewal of any shellfish license, permit and/or lease issued pursuant to Chapters 21 through 28 of Title 7 for the period May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999, shall be reduced by one-third for calendar year 1999.

Section 9. Section 1-6 and Section 8 of the Act shall be effective December 31, 1998. Section 7 of the Act shall be effective upon its enactment into law.

Approved February 10, 1998