Liability for rental car theft

H.E.A. 1060, P.L. 176 Effective: July 1, 2018 Repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control of a motor vehicle or a component part of a motor vehicle, with the … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 98 sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald on specialized driving privileges. The bill provides that an individual's specialized driving privileges expire at the time the suspension of the individual's driving privileges is terminated if: (1) … [Read more...]

Operating while intoxicated

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 404 on operating while intoxicated, sponsored by Rep. Washburne. The bill removes the minimum age requirement for a person to be convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and specifies that the … [Read more...]

Office of Judicial Administration

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 238 on the Office of Judicial Administration, authored by Sen. Bray. The bill does the following: changes all references to the Division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial … [Read more...]

Impaired driving offenses

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 404 on impaired driving offenses, authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill does the following: changes the term "under" to "in accordance with" in certain statutes concerning defenses involving the use of valid … [Read more...]

Traffic amnesty program

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1152 on traffic amnesty program authored by Rep. Shackleford.  The bill permits an eligible individual to petition a circuit or superior court, in the same case number for the violation, for a reduction in the amount … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee heard SB 98 on specialized driving privileges authored by Sen. Young. The bill requires a person’s specialized driving privileges to be terminated at the time the suspension expires because the underlying … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle safety

The Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee heard SB 266 on motor vehicle safety authored by Sen. Crider. The bill amends several sections regarding vehicle equipment (displaying license plates, head lamps, stop lights on rear of vehicle, signal lamps, … [Read more...]