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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) shall remit certain taxes not more than 21 days after the collection of the tax. Provides that in the first year an amended surtax or wheel tax rate is effective, the prior surtax or wheel tax rate (as applicable) for the previous calendar year applies to vehicle registrations. Changes the definition of a motor driven cycle to the current definition of a Class B motor driven cycle. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles commission is protected by the Indiana Tort Claims Act. Expands the types of transactions Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) shall remit certain taxes not more than 21 days after the collection of the tax. Provides that in the first year an amended surtax or wheel tax rate is effective, the prior surtax or wheel tax rate (as applicable) for the previous calendar year applies to vehicle registrations. Changes the definition of a motor driven cycle to the current definition of a Class B motor driven cycle. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles commission is protected by the Indiana Tort Claims Act. Expands the types of transactions that the bureau may perform on election day with priority given to credential related transactions. Provides that the bureau may no longer collect fees associated with Riverlink tolls. (Current law provides for the bureau to accept payments for Riverlink tolls.) Provides that temporary license plates may be displayed in the rear window of a vehicle, rather than affixed to the rear of the vehicle. Provides that temporary delivery permits may be displayed on a vehicle in a manner determined by the bureau. Provides that the bureau may charge a fee of $25 for expediting certain credentials. Provides that the bureau shall suspend driving privileges or invalidate the learner's permit of an individual who is at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age in certain situations. Replaces the term "operator's license" with the term "driver's license". Requires that an individual who has completed driver rehabilitation training hold a learner's permit. Provides that an individual who has signed the application of a minor applicant for a permit or driver's license may subsequently file with the bureau, and be granted, a verified written request that the permit or driver's license expire. Allows the bureau to renew a learner's permit, rather than issuing a new learner's permit. Allows an individual to renew a learner's permit online. Provides that the bureau may approve third parties to conduct skills exams. Requires individuals to complete driver's safety programs in certain instances. Requires the bureau to implement suspensions for an individual who fails to attend and complete required programs. Allows the bureau to contract with physicians to increase the number of reviewers for medical case files to support and provide recommendations on the revocation of a license for an individual with underlying health conditions. Removes the requirement for special groups to obtain 500 signatures when reapplying for the special group recognition license plate every 10 years. Decreases the number of days a new resident under 18 years of age is required to hold an out-of-state license to 60 days. (Current law requires that a new resident under 18 years of age hold an out-of-state license for 180 days.) Provides that courts must submit the probable cause affidavit in a form and manner prescribed by the bureau. Repeals the requirement to request a certificate of compliance for proof of financial responsibility if a motor vehicle accident occurred at least five years prior to the date the bureau receives the copy of the accident report. Provides that the bureau may enter into an agreement with the office of administrative law proceedings to conduct reviews on the bureau's behalf. Makes conforming changes. ... View more