CHAPTER 226

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 164

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE OR REGISTRATION 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 making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 2139U.  Special license plates for professional paramedics and retired professional paramedics.

(a)  The owner of any vehicle described in subsection (b) of this section may apply to the Department for assignment to that vehicle of a special professional paramedic registration number; provided, however, that the owner of the vehicle must possess and present official documentation from the Office of Emergency Medical Services which indicates that the owner is a professional paramedic or a retired professional paramedic.

(b) This section applies only to:

(1) a private passenger vehicle; or

(2) a truck with a three-quarter ton or less manufacturer’s rated capacity; or

(3) a van with a three-quarter ton or less manufacturer’s rated capacity.

(c)  No fee in addition to the annual registration fee otherwise required by this title is required for registration under this section; provided, however, that an original application under this section shall be subject to a $10 administrative fee which 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 administering this section and to fund Department projects notwithstanding the provisions of Chapters 13 and 14 of Title 2 to the contrary.

(d) A minimum of 100 applicants for this plate shall be required prior to issuance of the plate.

(e) Only one such plate shall be issued to an applicant.

(f) The Department shall reserve sufficient special license plates including the letters “NR” and numbered consecutively beginning with the numeral (1) as are necessary to implement this section.

(g)  Upon receipt by the Department of information that the individual to whom the special plate has been issued has died, the Department shall write to the representative of that person’s estate, requesting that such plate be returned to the Department within 90 days.

Approved May 11, 2016