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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 170

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PILOTS LICENSES.

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

Section 1. Amend §112, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by rewording said section to read as follows:

Ҥ112. Classes of licenses.

Six classes of licenses shall be granted:

(1) First class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels of any practical draft of water;

(2) Second class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 45 feet of water or under;

(3) Third class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 40 feet of water or under;

(4) Fourth class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 35 feet of water or under;

(5) Fifth class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 32 feet of water or under; and

(6) Sixth class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 27 feet of water or under; provided, however, that during the 180 day period beginning with the day a sixth class license is issued, such license shall be limited to piloting ships or vessels drawing 25 feet of water or under.”

Section 2. Amend §113, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code by striking §113(a) thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

“(a) No license of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth class shall be granted to any person unless that person has heretofore held or does now hold such license under the laws of this State or shall have served an apprenticeship as specified herein and by the Board, nor shall any license be granted until the person applying shall have arrived at the age of 21 years, nor shall any license be granted to any person until the number of pilots licensed under the laws of this State, excluding those pilots holding inactive licenses issued per §102(13) of this title, shall have been reduced to less than 42, and thereafter such number shall not be exceeded. The whole number of licensed pilots, excluding those pilots holding inactive licenses issued per §102(13) of this title, shall not exceed 42 at any 1 time.”

Approved June 28,1999