CHAPTER 477

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 347

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE CONCERNING DRIVER EDUCATION, LICENSES, LEARNER PERMITS, AND LICENSE CLASSIFICATIONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §2710(k), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the second sentence beginning with the words, “this permit is issued” and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“The Division may issue a driver education learner’s permit to those minors who meet the requirements of this section and need supervised driving experience before completing the road skill test. The 5-year driver license fee shall be collected at the time of the application. The permit is valid for 4 months. If for any reason whatsoever the applicant fails to pass the required examinations during the 4-month period granted by the permit, the permit shall be void and the driver license fee shall be forfeited.”

Section 2. Amend §2707(a)(1), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting it in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“(a)(1) No Class D operator’s license shall be issued to any person under the age of 16 years. A CDL Class A, CDL Class B or CDL Class C license shall not be issued to any person under 18 years of age nor to any person 18 years of age or older who has not had a least 1 year’s experience as an operator of a motor vehicle.”

Section 3. Amend §2710(c)(5) by adding after the first sentence, a new sentence to read as follows:

“However, the passenger restrictions of this paragraph shall not apply to immediate members of the driver’s family provided the adult supervisor is in the car.”

Section 4. Amend §2710(k)(3), by adding the sentence:

“However, this passenger limit does not apply to members of the driver’s immediate family.”

Approved July 26, 2000