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Senate Bill 0407

Senate Bill 0407

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB407 (Updated March 4, 2010 12:09 pm - DI 84)

Various motor vehicle matters. Removes the requirement that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) issue certain license plates biennially. Authorizes the bureau to adopt rules authorizing applicants for renewals and replacements of certain driver's licenses and identification cards to apply for the renewals and replacements by electronic service. Requires certain applicants for replacement driver's licenses or permits or identification cards to provide proof of the change of mailing or residence address or name to the bureau. Repeals language: (1) requiring applications for personalized license plates to be accepted at any time for initial issuance of the plates for the following year; and (2) requiring a person who is the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle who is issued a personalized license plate to register the vehicle before May 1 of each year. Establishes the Gold Star family member license plate and specifies that the Gold Star family member license plate is not a special group recognition license plate. Extends the availability for issuance of the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial license plate and provides that an annual fee of $25 be collected for issuance of the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial license plate. Revises the amount of excise tax due on a recreational vehicle or a truck camper for a partial year registration. Authorizes the bureau to negotiate and enter into a reciprocal agreement with a foreign country to facilitate the exchange of operator's licenses and requires the bureau to report annually to the general assembly regarding a reciprocal agreement. Specifies that a nonresident of a certain age who holds an operator's or a chauffeur's license from the nonresident's home state or country and has been lawfully admitted to the United States is not required to have an Indiana operator's or chauffeur's license to drive in the state. Deletes language concerning the ability of an individual who does not hold an operator's or a chauffeur's license to operate a motor vehicle when the individual's home state or country does not require the licensing of individuals in order to operate a motor vehicle. Authorizes the bureau to disclose certain personal information concerning an individual to a special group that sponsors a special group recognition license plate for which the individual is applying. Renames the disabled veteran license plate the disabled Hoosier veteran license plate. Sets certain disability requirements for eligibility for a disabled Hoosier veteran license plate. Provides for only one design for disabled Hoosier veteran license plates. Repeals the provision requiring two distinct designs for disabled veteran license plates. Requires the bureau to authorize the display of a restored or refurbished authentic license plate from the model year of an antique motor vehicle on an antique motor vehicle. Provides that motorcycle handlebars may not rise higher than the shoulders of the driver when the driver is seated in the driver's seat. Deletes outdated language. Makes a technical correction.
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