CHAPTER 387

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 362

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 AND 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROPERTY LIENS.

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (b) of §4101 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the words "within the discretion of the court." at the end of this said paragraph:

"If the court imposing any sentence to pay a fine, costs, restitution or all 3 has no civil docket for the entry of a judgment, then such court may immediately transfer such judgment to the civil judgment docket of an appropriate court, as shall be determined by the court imposing such sentence."

Section 2. Amend subparagraph (a)(1) f of §2901 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code by deleting the balance of said paragraph in its entirety after the word "expenditure" and inserting in lieu there the punctuation ";" after the word "expenditure".

Section 3. Amend subparagraph (a)(1) g of §2901 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code by deleting the word "and" at the end of said subparagraph.

Section 4. Amend subsection (a)(1) 11 of §2901 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code by deleting the punctuation "." after the last word "thereon" in said paragraph and inserting the punctuation and word "; and"

Section 5. Amend subparagraph (a)(1) of §2901 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subparagraph "i" to read as follows:

"i. Fines imposed by any court for local building, housing or sanitation code violations. The unpaid amounts of such tines may be added to local property tax billings for the property which was the subject of said violation when authorized by local ordinance. 'Fines' as used in this section, shall also include any civil judgment awarded to the State or any political subdivision thereof entered pursuant to §4101 of Title II of the Delaware Code."

Approved July 8, 1998