SENATE BILL NO. 133
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES AND WEIGHTS LIMITS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend §4503, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (f) to read as follows:
"(f) Any vehicle subject to this subpart that utilizes an auxiliary power or idle reduction technology unit in order to promote reduction of fuel use and emissions because of engine idling, may be allowed up to an additional 400 lbs. total in gross, axle, tandem, or bridge formula weight limits.
(1) To be eligible for this exception, the operator of the vehicle must be able to prove:
(a) By written certification, the weight of the APU; and
(b) By demonstration or certification, that the idle reduction technology is fully functional.
(2) Certification of the weight of the APU must be available to law enforcement officers if the vehicle is found in violation of applicable weight laws. The additional weight allowed cannot exceed 400 lbs. or the weight certified, whichever is less.
Approved July 08, 2009