Motor vehicle and criminal law issues

H.E.A. 1157, P.L. 110 Effective: July 1, 2020 Increases the penalty for numerous motor vehicle violations from a Class C infraction to a Class A infraction if the violation results in bodily injury. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to remove any record … [Read more...]

Public safety

H.E.A. 1225, P.L. 116 Effective: July 1, 2020 Removes the requirement that school buses have black reflective tape affixed on the bumpers and sides of the bus. Provides that, in certain instances, a person who: (1) fails to yield to an emergency vehicle; and (2) … [Read more...]

Automotive dealer services

H.E.A. 1246, P.L 120 Effective: July 1, 2020; March 18, 2020 (relevant provisions) Provides that certain sections related to mobile credentials have an effective date of July 1, 2020 rather than July 1. 2021 from HEA 1056-2019 (P.L. 178-2019). Provides that a … [Read more...]

Driving privileges

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1157 on driving privileges sponsored Sens. Freeman and Tallian. The bill requires the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to remove any record of a suspension from a defendant charged with operating while intoxicated if … [Read more...]

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1225 concerning failure to yield to emergency vehicles sponsored by Sens. Messmer and Becker.  The bill provides for a Level 6 felony when a person fails to yield to an emergency vehicle and causes serious … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard SB 39 authored by Sen. Freeman addressing specialized driving privileges. The bill provides that in certain circumstances a court may stay the suspension of a person’s driving privileges and grant specialized driving … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Traffic Law

The following traffic law bills passed out of their originating house:  SB 39 Specialized driving privileges Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=2875 House Sponsors: Young Read the current bill: … [Read more...]

Marijuana quantities

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 236 on marijuana quantities authored by Sen. Young. The bill specifies, for purposes of operating while intoxicated, a minimum amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the manner in which a chemical test … [Read more...]