Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Various motor vehicle law amendments. Renames the county motor vehicle excise surtax to be the county vehicle excise tax. Renames the municipal motor vehicle license excise surtax to be the municipal vehicle excise tax. Renames the motor vehicle license excise tax to be the vehicle excise tax. Makes other revisions in the following statutes: (1) The vehicle excise tax. (2) The excise tax on recreational vehicles and truck campers. (3) The commercial vehicle excise tax. (4) The boat excise tax. Makes clarifying amendments in Title 9. Provides that an autocycle manufactured before July 1, 2015, is not required to be Various motor vehicle law amendments. Renames the county motor vehicle excise surtax to be the county vehicle excise tax. Renames the municipal motor vehicle license excise surtax to be the municipal vehicle excise tax. Renames the motor vehicle license excise tax to be the vehicle excise tax. Makes other revisions in the following statutes: (1) The vehicle excise tax. (2) The excise tax on recreational vehicles and truck campers. (3) The commercial vehicle excise tax. (4) The boat excise tax. Makes clarifying amendments in Title 9. Provides that an autocycle manufactured before July 1, 2015, is not required to be equipped with antilock brakes. Provides that an ordinance adopted by a county, city, or town authorizing the operation of a golf cart or an off-road vehicle on the highways of the county, city, or town must require an individual who operates the golf cart or off-road vehicle: (1) to hold a driver's license (current law); or (2) be at least 16 years and 180 days of age and hold an identification card issued by the bureau of motor vehicles, including a photo exempt identification card. Provides that the definition of "farm wagon" exempts off-road vehicles from title and registration procedures when the farm wagon is used on private farm property. Provides that upon approaching a stationary survey or construction vehicle, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and proceed with caution. Removes the sunset clause for distributions of fee revenue to the integrated public safety communications fund. Amends the Abraham Lincoln license plate statute. Exempts the Lewis and Clark expedition license plate from the specialty group license plate requirements. Provides that a court may not award attorney's fees in a class action suit against a governmental entity until a hearing is held. Emphasizes that a permanent registration must be renewed on an annual basis to pay all applicable excise tax. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on roads and transportation for study during the 2017 interim the topic of the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in Lake and Porter counties and whether there are alternatives to the program that would satisfy regulatory requirements and have a comparable effect on air quality. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more