CHAPTER 250

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 178

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 18 AND 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT PREVENTION COURSE RATES AND TAXICAB AND LIMOUSINE LICENSES.

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

Section 1. Amend § 2503, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 2503. Making of rates.

(a) Rates shall be made in accordance with the following provisions:

(6) The Commissioner shall require a reduction in rates for a 3-year period for any person who voluntarily attends and successfully completes a motor vehicle accident prevention course which is approved by the Insurance Commissioner Division of Motor Vehicles. Motor vehicle accident prevention course instructors that have been certified by the Division of Motor Vehicles shall be entitled to the same reduction in rates as those individuals that have successfully completed a motor vehicle accident prevention course, in the manner set forth in regulations promulgated pursuant to this section. The reduction shall be for any individually owned vehicle classified as a private passenger vehicle and shall be in proportion to the number who have completed the course in the event that not all members of a group have completed the course. Voluntary attendance shall not include any attendance ordered as permitted by a court or required by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to any violations of Title 21;

(7) The Commissioner shall require a reduction in rates for a 3-year period for any person who voluntarily attends and successfully completes a motorcycle rider course which as approved by the Insurance Commissioner Division of Motor Vehicles. Motorcycle rider course instructors that have been certified by the Division of Motor Vehicles shall be entitled to the same reduction in rates as those individuals that have successfully completed a motorcycle rider course, in the manner set forth in regulations promulgated pursuant to this section. The reduction shall be for any individually owned vehicle classified as a motorcycle and licensed for use on the streets and highways of this State. Voluntary attendance shall not include any attendance ordered as permitted by a court or required by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to any violations of Title 21;

Section 2. Amend § 2763, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 2763. Qualifications for taxicab and limousine license.

(b) Any taxicab and limousine and endorsement issued shall automatically be rescinded by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles if the applicant has not shown evidence of having satisfactorily completed, within 30 days of the date of endorsement, a defensive driving motor vehicle accident prevention course approved by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Section 3. The division shall promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this bill.

Section 4. This bill shall become effective 180 days from the date it is signed into law.

Approved June 12, 2014