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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Motor vehicle matters. Establishes the department of state revenue pilot program (pilot program). Specifies that the purpose of the pilot program is to assist the state, other states, and other government agencies with: (1) the administration and processing of commercial vehicle registrations as required under the International Registration Plan; (2) the licensing and reporting of fuel tax use for motor carriers under the International Fuel Tax Agreement; (3) audit and record keeping for the International Registration Plan and the International Fuel Tax Agreement; and (4) any other essential or necessary functions related to the motor carrier services. Establishes the pilot Motor vehicle matters. Establishes the department of state revenue pilot program (pilot program). Specifies that the purpose of the pilot program is to assist the state, other states, and other government agencies with: (1) the administration and processing of commercial vehicle registrations as required under the International Registration Plan; (2) the licensing and reporting of fuel tax use for motor carriers under the International Fuel Tax Agreement; (3) audit and record keeping for the International Registration Plan and the International Fuel Tax Agreement; and (4) any other essential or necessary functions related to the motor carrier services. Establishes the pilot program fund to assist with the implementation and administration of the pilot program. Requires the valuation of a motor vehicle to be based upon the vehicle's model year. Requires the county surtax for a motor vehicle to be based upon a vehicle's model year. Provides that the following terms may appear on the title of a motor vehicle registration in certain instances: (1) Replica vehicle. (2) Reconstructed vehicle. (3) Specialty reconstructed vehicle. Allows the bureau to determine how special identification numbers should read. Exempts a motor vehicle that is: (1) owned or leased by certain postsecondary educational institutions; and (2) used for official business purposes; from certain registration fees. Repeals the statutory definition of "Indiana firefighter". Requires the bureau to consult with the Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana and the Indiana Firefighters Association concerning the design of the Indiana firefighter special group license plate. Removes the National Football League franchised football team license plate from the special group license plate program. Allows a police officer to charge a fee for title and vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections in certain instances. Specifies that a fee related to a title or VIN inspection performed by a police officer may not exceed $5. Specifies that revenue generated by a fee related to a police officer's inspection of a title or VIN must be deposited in: (1) a special vehicle inspection fund; or (2) a local law enforcement continuing education fund. Allows the bureau to waive certain: (1) age; (2) experience; and (3) practice; requirements related to hardship waivers. Allows a motorcyclist who: (1) is not less than 16 years and 90 days of age; and (2) has successfully completed a motorcycle safety education course; or who is 16 years and 270 days of age to receive a motorcycle endorsement. Allows the bureau to waive certain vision and vision testing requirements related to learner's permits and driver's licenses if the applicant provides evidence from a licensed ophthalmologist or licensed optometrist demonstrating an ability to operate a motor vehicle in a manner that does not jeopardize individuals or property. Provides that a licensed ophthalmologist or licensed optometrist may not be civilly or criminally liable for a report made in good faith to the bureau concerning a person's fitness to operate a motor vehicle. Adds: (1) parents; (2) legal guardians; and (3) grandparents; to the list of individuals who may be transported by a probationary driver. Allows certain credentials to be renewed 24 months prior to the expiration of the credential. Creates a rebuttable presumption of knowledge for all driver's license suspensions when: (1) a notice; or (2) an order; concerning the suspension of an individual's driving privileges are mailed to the last known address of the individual. Requires affidavits pertaining to flood damaged vehicles to be kept and maintained by a dealer. Defines the term "fee" as any money assessed or collected by the bureau. Allows the bureau to refund certain fees. Allows disbursements from a municipal special fund to be used to defray the cost and maintenance expenses associated with the operation of a municipally owned park where parking meters are located. Makes conforming amendments. Makes a technical correction. ... View more