IN HB1050 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Passed on May 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-04 - Public Law 211
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Various motor vehicle matters. Adds an exception to the disposition of surplus personal property by a governmental body. Expands the definition of "alternative fuel" to include hydrogen, hythane, electricity, or any other fuel used to propel a motor vehicle on a highway that is not subject to certain taxes. Provides for the taxation of motor carriers using alternative fuels other than butane or propane. Provides that a carrier subject to certain imposed motor vehicle taxes is exempt from submitting to the department of state revenue (department) quarterly reports of the operations of commercial motor vehicles giving rise to the carrier's tax liability as the department may require under certain circumstances. Provides that a carrier that is exempt from the quarterly reporting requirements: (1) must continue to file a quarterly return to obtain a promotional use credit; (2) is required to keep books and records; and (3) is exempt from certain requirements regarding an annual permit, a cab card, and an emblem. Provides that a person who is living in Indiana and has been granted parole is included in the definition of "Indiana resident". Defines "lawful status". Repeals the term "credential". Defines "physical credential". Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) may issue a driver's license, permit, or identification card to certain individuals granted parole in the United States under 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5). Provides that the bureau may issue rules, including emergency rules, to provide a driver's license, permit, or identification card to certain individuals granted parole, as well as registrations and certificates of title for motor vehicles of certain individuals granted parole. Provides for when a credential issued by the bureau must be in the form of a physical credential or a mobile credential. Provides for the form of the mobile credential. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2023, and each year thereafter, the bureau is required to provide the executive director of the legislative services agency the name of a special group for whom: (1) 10 years have elapsed since the special group was admitted into the special group recognition license plate program; or (2) 10 years have elapsed since the previous review of the special group by the interim study committee on roads and transportation. Provides that if a special group was subject to a decennial review before July 1, 2023, then the next review occurs in the year which is a multiple of 10 years after the year of the special group's admittance to the special group recognition license plate program. Prohibits a consolidated city from installing a sign prohibiting a turn at a steady red signal. Specifies the calculation for the amount of the supplemental fee for hybrid and electric vehicles. Requires a person who drives a vehicle approaching a disabled stationary vehicle with flashing hazard warning signals to do either of the following, while proceeding with due caution: (1) Yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the disabled stationary vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four lanes with not less than two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle. (2) Reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least 10 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe. Provides that a person who does not yield the right-of-way or reduce the speed of the person's vehicle commits a Class B infraction. Provides that the term "driver training school" does not include a business enterprise that educates or trains a person or prepares a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Allows a driver training school to administer a driving skills test to an individual who holds a valid learner's permit. Provides that certain entities are immune from civil liability for an act or omission occurring during a motorcycle operator safety course that results in an injury or property damage. Provides that administrative procedures of the bureau do not apply to a hearing requested by a nonresident regarding the suspension of the driving privileges of the nonresident for failure to meet the terms of a citation. Provides that a document preparation fee that is less than $200 is permitted and does not constitute an unfair practice. Provides civil immunity for a dealer in an action regarding the resale of a buyback vehicle if the dealer had a reasonable good faith belief the vehicle was not a buyback vehicle. Provides for the process for suspending the Indiana driving privileges of a minor who is an Indiana resident for failing to appear or answer a traffic summons. Makes conforming changes.

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Various motor vehicle matters.


Roll Calls

2023-04-27 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 42 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-27 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 77 N: 16 NV: 4 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2023-04-17 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 41 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-02-20 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 92 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-04HousePublic Law 211
2023-05-04HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-05-01HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-27SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 523: yeas 42, nays 8
2023-04-27HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 540: yeas 76, nays 17
2023-04-27SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2023-04-27HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2023-04-27HouseRepresentative Prescott added as conferee
2023-04-27HouseRepresentative DeLaney removed as conferee
2023-04-27SenateSenator Charbonneau added as conferee
2023-04-27SenateSenator Ford J.D. removed as conferee
2023-04-27SenateSenator Charbonneau removed as advisor
2023-04-20SenateSenate advisors appointed: Hunley and Charbonneau
2023-04-20SenateSenate conferees appointed: Crider and Ford J.D.
2023-04-18HouseHouse advisors appointed: Haggard, Patterson, Criswell and Harris
2023-04-18HouseHouse conferees appointed: Pressel and DeLaney
2023-04-18HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2023-04-18HouseMotion to dissent filed
2023-04-18SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2023-04-17SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 419: yeas 41, nays 8
2023-04-13SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #6 (Freeman) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #5 (Freeman) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #7 (Koch) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #3 (Zay) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #2 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateAmendment #4 (Crider) prevailed; voice vote
2023-04-06SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-27SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2023-03-23SenateSenator Charbonneau added as second sponsor
2023-03-16SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
2023-02-28SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation
2023-02-21HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-20HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Crider
2023-02-20HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 152: yeas 92, nays 5
2023-02-16HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-14HouseRepresentative Cherry added as coauthor
2023-02-14HouseCommittee report: do pass, adopted
2023-02-07HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2023-02-07HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-31HouseRepresentatives Lehman and DeLaney added as coauthors
2023-01-09HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation
2023-01-09HouseAuthored by Representative Pressel


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