HOUSE BILL NO. 471
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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 Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new Section to read as follows:
“§ 2139J. ‘Limited Edition’ Special centennial license plates.
(a) The owner of any vehicle described in subsection (b) of this Section may apply to the Division of Motor Vehicles for a special centennial registration plate from October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009.
(b) This Section applies only to:
(1) A private passenger vehicle; or
(2) A truck or trailer that is not either required to be or voluntarily registered with the International Registration Plan; or
(3) A recreational vehicle.
(c) Upon the initial application for a plate to be issued pursuant to this Section, a one-time fee of $100, which includes an administration fee of $15, is required in addition to the annual registration fee required by this Title. This additional fee is required for all persons applying for this centennial plate. A replacement plate may be obtained upon payment of a $15 fee to the Division.
(d) The one-time administrative fee collected pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section shall be deposited into a special fund and used by the Division of Motor Vehicles for the purpose of promoting the sale of the plate and administrative costs.
(e) All registration plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be the colors and design as determined by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The number and/or letters assigned will be the same as the current license plate assigned to the vehicle. The Division of Motor Vehicles may, at its discretion, drop the wording ‘The First State’ and substitute in place thereof wording honoring the centennial.
(f) The Division of Motor Vehicles may promulgate rules and regulations as required to administer this Section.”.
Section 2. This Section shall expire on December 31, 2009. All plates issued prior to the expiration of this Act shall remain valid indefinitely as long as the annual registration fees are paid.
Approved June 30, 2008