CHAPTER 290

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 374

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new § 841A thereto to read as follows:

Ҥ 841A. Theft of a motor vehicle; class G felony.

(a) A person is guilty of theft of a motor vehicle when the person takes, exercises control over or obtains a motor vehicle of another person intending to deprive the other person of it or appropriate it.

(b) As used in this Section ‘motor vehicle’ means an automobile, motorcycle, van, truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle which is self-propelled, which is designed to be operated primarily on a roadway as defined in § 101 of Title 21, and in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported. ‘Motor vehicle’ as used in this Section shall not include any device that is included within the definitions of ‘moped,’ off-highway (OHV),’ ‘triped,’ ‘motorized scooter or skateboard,’ ‘motorized wheelchair’ or ‘electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD)’ ad defined in § 101 of Title 21.

(c) Theft of a motor vehicle is a class G felony.”.

Approved June 20,2006