Disregard of a traffic control signal

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 443 on disregard of a traffic control signal.  The bill is authored by Sen. Garten and establishes that the following are Class B infractions: (1) failure to stop at a traffic control signal resulting in bodily … [Read more...]

Driver’s license suspensions

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code heard SB 200 authored by Sen. M. Young repealing certain license suspensions when a motor vehicle is used in dealing certain controlled substances. The Indiana Public Defender Council testified in support of the … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 39 authored by Sen. Freeman regarding specialized driving privileges. This bill removes the restriction that specialized driving privileges, when granted, must be for at least one hundred eighty (180) days; … [Read more...]

School bus safety

S.E.A. 2, P.L. 144 Effective: July 1, 2019; §16 effective May 1, 2019 Requires a school bus to be equipped with black reflective tape mounted on certain areas of the school bus. Provides that if a school bus is in operation and transporting passengers, the driver … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

S.E.A. 186, P.L. 184 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another … [Read more...]

Traffic amnesty program

H.E.A. 1141, P.L. 202 Effective: July 1, 2019 Establishes a temporary traffic amnesty program to permit certain persons owing unpaid traffic fines, or who may be required to pay a fee for reinstatement of driving privileges, to obtain a reduction in the amount owed … [Read more...]

Electric bicycles

H.E.A. 1236, P.L. 206 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines the term "electric bicycle" as a bicycle equipped with: (1) operable pedals; and (2) an electric motor with a power output not greater than 750 watts. Provides that an electric bicycle is not a motor vehicle. … [Read more...]

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

H.B. 1506, P.L. 178 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that if one or more of the following taxes have not been paid for one or more preceding years, the bureau of motor vehicles may collect only the tax for the year immediately preceding the current registration … [Read more...]