CHAPTER 94

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 34

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES AND TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PLATES.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 21, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by making additions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strike through as follows:

§ 2129 Issuance of temporary registration plates with temporary permits; issuance to dealers and certified automotive repair technicians for reissuance.

(c) The Department may also issue temporary registration plates to an automotive repair technician who is certified under 7 DE Admin. Code 1131 and submits such proof as the Department requires of such status as a bona fide certified repair technician, for reissuance to customer’s unregistered motor vehicles for the purpose of verifying repairs.

§ 2130 Issuance of temporary plates by dealers and certified automotive repair technicians; information to be placed on plates; records to be maintained.

(d) A certified repair technician may issue a temporary registration plate for a fee of not more than $10 for each plate to a customer’s unregistered motor vehicle.

(e) Liability insurance in the form of a shopkeeper's or garage keeper's policy shall be in effect prior to the issuance of a temporary registration plate.

(f) A certified repair technician who issues a temporary registration plate shall mark or stamp thereon with indelible ink in letters at least 3/4 of an inch high the dates of issuance and expiration and the make and serial number of the vehicle for which issued and shall immediately transmit to the Department upon forms prescribed and furnished by the Department the aforesaid information and the name of the business name that employs the certified repair technician. Motorcycle temporary plates may be stamped or marked in letters less than 3/4 of an inch high.

(g) Every certified repair technician who receives temporary plates from the Department shall maintain at such certified repair technician’s place of business a record of all such plates issued to such certified repair technician and of all such plates issued by such certified repair technician, with the dates of receipt and issuance, the name of the customer to whom issued, the make and serial number of the vehicle for which issued and such other information as the Department may require. Each such record shall be kept for a period of at least 3 years from the date of entry and shall be available for inspection by representatives of the Department or police officers during regular business hours.

§ 2131 Effect and duration of temporary registration plates; destruction upon expiration.

(a) A temporary registration plate properly issued to an owner or purchaser of a vehicle in accordance with § 2129 or § 2130 of this title shall be valid and shall entitle said owner or purchaser to operate the vehicle for which issued upon the public highways for a period of 60 days from the date of issuance or until the issuance of a permanent registration plate or until the cancellation or rescission of the contract of purchase, whichever occurs first.

(1) A temporary registration plate properly issued by a certified repair technician to a customer’s expired vehicle for the purpose of verifying repairs in accordance with § 2129 or § 2130 of this title shall be valid and shall entitle said certified repair technician to operate the vehicle for which issued upon the public highways for a period of not more than 60 days from the date of issuance.

Approved July 15, 2015