Bill Text: IN HB1108 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-01-05 - First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code [HB1108 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2010-HB1108-Introduced.html


Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1108

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-21-8-54.

Synopsis: Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally fails to yield the right-of-way or proceed with due caution when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, a stationary recovery vehicle, or a stationary highway maintenance vehicle under certain circumstances commits a Class A misdemeanor for the second or subsequent violation. (Current law provides for a Class A infraction for the second or subsequent violation.)

Effective: July 1, 2010.





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    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1108



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-21-8-54; (10)IN1108.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-21-8-54 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 54. (a) Except as provided in subsection (g), a person who violates section 35(b) or section 35(c) of this chapter commits a Class A infraction.
    (b) If a violation of section 35(b) of this chapter results in damage to the property of another person, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the court shall recommend that the person's driving privileges be suspended for a fixed period of not less than ninety (90) days and not more than one (1) year.
    (c) If a violation of section 35(c) of this chapter results in damage to the property of another person of at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250), in addition to any other penalty imposed, the court shall recommend that the person's driving privileges be suspended for a fixed period of not less than ninety (90) days and not more than one (1) year.
    (d) If a violation of section 35(b) or section 35(c) of this chapter results in injury to another person, in addition to any other penalty

imposed, the court shall recommend that the person's driving privileges be suspended for a fixed period of not less than one hundred eighty (180) days and not more than two (2) years.
    (e) If a violation of section 35(b) or section 35(c) of this chapter results in the death of another person, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the court shall recommend that the person's driving privileges be suspended for two (2) years.
    (f) The bureau shall, upon receiving a record of a judgment entered against a person under this section:
        (1) suspend the person's driving privileges for a mandatory period; or
        (2) extend the period of an existing suspension for a fixed period;
of not less than ninety (90) days and not more than two (2) years. The bureau shall fix this period in accordance with the recommendation of the court that entered the judgment.
    (g) A person who knowingly or intentionally violates section 35(b) or 35(c) of this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor for the second or subsequent violation.

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