CHAPTER 76

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 253

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 21 AND 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAXES AND FEES SUPPORTING THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND.

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 § 3002 (c), Title 30 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$2.75” appearing in subsection (3) therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$3.25”.

Section 2. Further Amend § 3002 (c), Title 30 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$3.25” appearing in subsection (3) therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$3.75”.

Section 3. Section 1 of this Bill shall be effective October 1, 2007, with the following transitional provisions:

(a) The document fee charged during fiscal year 2007 shall be charged for all title work received by the Division of Motor Vehicles prior to October 1, 2007, but not processed by the Division until after that date. This provision shall include mailed title work postmarked prior to October 1, but received by the Division after that date.

(b) Vehicles sold prior to October 1, 2007, as evidenced by a bill of sale, shall be processed at the fee rate in effect during fiscal year 2007 until November 1, 2007.

(c) All titles processed on or after November 1, 2007 shall be processed using the fee rates made effective October 1, 2007, no matter when the vehicle was purchased.

Section 4. Section 2 of this Bill shall be effective October 1, 2008, with the following transitional provisions:

(a) The document fee made effective October 1, 2007 shall be charged for all title work received by the Division of Motor Vehicles prior to October 1, 2008, but not processed by the Division until after that date. This provision shall include mailed title work postmarked prior to October 1, but received by the Division after that date.

(b) Vehicles sold prior to October 1, 2008, as evidenced by a bill of sale, shall be processed at the fee rate made effective October 1, 2008, until November 1, 2008.

(c) All titles processed on or after November 1, 2008 shall be processed using the fee rates made effective October 1, 2008, no matter when the vehicle was purchased.

Section 5. Amend § 2151(1), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$10” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$15.00”.

Section 6. Amend § 2151(2), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$20” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$40.00”.

Section 7. Amend § 2151(3), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the phrase “$4 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof, and in the event the gross load weight exceeds 5,000 pounds, $16.80 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof over and above 5,000 pounds” appearing therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase “$40 per year if the gross load weight does not exceed 5,000 pounds, and an additional $18.00 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof over and above 5,000 pounds” and further by deleting the third sentence of this Section.

Section 8. Amend § 2151(5), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$20” appearing in the first sentence of subsection (5) therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$40.00”, and further by deleting the figure “$5.20” appearing in the last sentence therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$6.40”.

Section 9. Amend § 2151(8), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the phrase “$2 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof, and in the event the gross load weight exceeds 5,000 pounds, $2.60 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof over and above 5,000 pounds” appearing in the first sentence therein and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase “$40 per year if the gross load weight does not exceed 5,000 pounds, and an additional $3.80 per year for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof over and above 5,000 pounds”, and further by deleting the figure “$20” appearing in the last sentence therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$40”.

Section 10. Amend § 2151(9), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$10” appearing in the first sentence therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$15”, and further by deleting the figure “$2” appearing therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$5”.

Section 11. Amend § 2152(b), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$20” appearing in the first sentence therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$40”.

Section 12. Sections 5 through 11 of this Bill shall become effective October 1, 2007, except that the increased registration fees shall also be charged to any vehicle owner renewing a vehicle registration with a registration expiration date on or after October 1, 2007, even if the registration is renewed prior to October 1, 2007.

Section 13. Amend § 2305, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 14. Amend § 2309, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 15. Amend § 2503(a), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 16. Amend § 2508, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 17. Amend § 2510(c) and (e), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 18. Sections 13 through 17 of this Bill shall become effective October 1, 2007 with the following transitional provisions:

(a) A $15 title fee shall be charged for all title work received by the Division of Motor Vehicles prior to October 1, 2007, but not processed by the Division until after that date. This shall include mailed title work postmarked prior to October 1, 2007, but received after that date.

(b) Vehicles sold prior to October 1, 2007, as evidenced by a bill of sale, shall be charged the $15 title fee until November 1, 2007.

(c) All titles issued on or after November 1, 2007 shall be processed using the fee rates made effective October 1, 2007, no matter when the vehicle was purchased or the mail was received.

Section 19. Amend § 2611(h)(1), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting before the period “.” therein the following phrase: “and the fee for a non-CDL Class A or non-CDL Class B license shall be $25”.

Section 20. Amend § 2611(h)(2), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting before the period “.” of the first sentence therein the following phrase: “and the fee for renewal of a non-CDL Class A or non-CDL Class B license shall be $25”.

Section 21. Amend § 2710(g), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$12.50” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 22. Amend § 2715(a), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$12.50” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$25”.

Section 23. Amend § 2715(d), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$10” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$20”.

Section 24. Amend § 2716(b), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$1.15” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$15”.

Section 25. Amend § 2716, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by creating a new subsection (f) thereof, to read as follows:

“(f) Effective August 1, 2007, no more permanent licenses shall be issued pursuant to this Section, except for renewals of permanent licenses issued prior to that date.”.

Section 26. Amend § 3103(a), Title 21 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure “$5” appearing therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “$20”.

Section 27. Sections 19 through 26 of this Bill shall become effective one week after the date of enactment.

Approved June 30, 2007