FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME. DISCRIMINATION IN TRADE.
AN ACT to amend Chapter 74 of the Revised Code, with relation to unfair discrimination in trade.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That chapter 74 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by placing after 2498 Section 141, to be known as 2498 A, Section 141 A.
"2498 A, Sec. 141 A, - Any person, firm, or corporation, foreign or domestic, doing business in this State and engaged in the production, manufacture or distribution of any commodity in general use, that shall intentionally, for the purpose of destroying the competition of any regular, established dealer in such commodity or to prevent competition of any person who, in good faith, intends or attempts to become such dealer, discriminate between different sections, communities, or cities of this State, by selling such commodity at a lower rate in one section, community, or city, or any portion thereof, than such person, firm, or corporation, foreign or domestic, charges for such commodity in another section, community, or city after making due allowance for the difference, if any, in the grade or quality and in the cost of transportation from the point of production, if a raw product, or from the point of manufacture, if a manufactured product, shall be deemed guilty of unfair discrimination which is hereby prohibited and declared unlawful.
Any person, firm, company, association or corporation, and any officer, agent or receiver of any firm, company, association or corporation, or any member of the same, or any individual violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars, nor more than five thousand dollars for each offense, or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Approved April 2, A. D. 1917.