CHAPTER 287

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 478

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 41 AND CHAPTER 70 OF TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF HANDICAPPED PERSONS' PARKING AREAS AND FIRE LANES.

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

Section 1. Amend §4183, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding new subsections thereto as follows:

"(f) The Superintendent of the State Police is hereby authorized to appoint cadets who shall have authority to enforce the provisions of this section within the unincorporated areas of each county. Cadets appointed pursuant to this subsection must be at least 18 years of age. The Superintendent may establish such other qualifications as are deemed necessary or desirable.

(g)A summons issued by a cadet appointed by the Superintendent pursuant to this subsection shall have the same force and effect as a summons issued by the State Police.

(h)The proceeds of any fine collected from a summons issued by the State Police or a cadet appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into the General Fund.

(i) The authority of the State Police or a cadet appointed by the Superintendent to enforce the provisions of this section shall not be limited by any jurisdictional agreement between the State Police and any local law enforcement agency."

Section 2. Amend Chapter 70, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new section thereto as follows:

"§ 7004. Enforcement by cadets appointed by the Superintendent of the State Police.

(a) The Superintendent of the State Police is hereby authorized to appoint cadets who shall have authority to enforce violations of this chapter within the unincorporated areas of each county. Cadets appointed pursuant to this section must be at least 18 years of age. The Superintendent may establish such other qualifications as are deemed necessary or desirable.

(b) A summons issued by a cadet appointed by the Superintendent pursuant to this section shall have the same force and effect as a summons issued by the State Police.

(c) The proceeds of any fine collected from a summons issued by the State Police or a cadet appointed pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the General Fund.

(d) The authority of the State Police or a cadet appointed by the Superintendent to enforce the provisions of this chapter shall not be limited by any jurisdictional agreement between the State Police and any local law enforcement agency."

Approved June 11, 1998