Reprinted

April 12, 2001





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 350

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DIGEST OF SB 350 (Updated April 11, 2001 11:12 PM - DI 84)


Citations Affected: IC 9-13; IC 9-14; IC 9-18.

Synopsis: Specifies that a special group qualified for participation in the special group recognition license plate program must be organized as a nonprofit organization. Authorizes the bureau of motor vehicles to adopt rules to establish requirements for participation in the special group recognition license plate program. Specifies that when a petition containing certain information is submitted to the bureau, the bureau may issue to the members of the special group a special group recognition license plate. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not request a list of names and addresses from special group labor unions which are prohibited by their constitution from disclosing names and addresses. Removes the requirement that a person who purchases a state educational institution trust license plate give consent for the name and address of the purchaser for the purpose of acknowledgment by the state educational institution. Provides that a former prisoner of war license plate may display the official international wheelchair symbol in certain circumstances. Provides that a disabled veteran license plates may display the official international wheelchair symbol in certain circumstances. Makes conforming changes.

Effective: July 1, 2001; January 1, 2002; January 1, 2003.





Riegsecker, Craycraft
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ COOK, ULMER)




    January 16, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
    February 22, 2001, amended; reassigned to Committee on Transportation and Interstate Cooperation.
    March 1, 2001, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    March 5, 2001, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    March 6, 2001, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    March 12, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
    April 5, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    April 10, 2001, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    April 11, 2001, engrossed. Read third time, recommitted to Committee of One, amended; passed. Yeas 51, nays 44.







Reprinted

April 12, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 350



    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-170 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 170. "Special group" means a class or group of persons that the bureau finds:
         (1) that:
            (1) (A) have made significant contributions to the United States, Indiana, or the group's community; or
            (2) (B) are descendants of native or pioneer residents of Indiana;
        (2) are organized as a nonprofit organization;
        (3) are organized for nonrecreational purposes; and
        (4) are organized as a separate, unique organization or as a coalition of separate, unique organizations.

    SECTION 2. IC 9-18-25-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) The bureau shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 establishing the requirements to qualify for participation in the special group recognition license plate program.


    (b) Representatives of a special group shall petition the bureau to qualify for participation in the special group recognition license plate program.
    (c) Each petition submitted under this section must contain the printed name, address, and signature of at least five hundred (500) members of the special group who pledge to purchase the special group recognition license plate if a special group recognition license plate is issued for the group under this chapter.
    (d) When a petition containing the information required in subsection (c) is submitted to the bureau,
the bureau shall may design and issue a special group recognition license plate that designates a vehicle as being registered under this chapter by a person (as defined in IC 9-13-2-124) who is a member of a the special group. if:
        (1) a special group recognition license plate is required by statute;
        (2) a special group recognition license plate is requested by resolution of the general assembly; or
        (3) representatives of a special group petition the bureau.
    SECTION 3. IC 9-18-17-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]: A former prisoner of war license plate must display the following:
        (1) An identification number.
        (2) The legend "Ex-POW."
         (3) If the person to whom the former prisoner of war license plate is issued is otherwise entitled to a license plate for a person with a disability issued under IC 9-18-22, the official international wheelchair symbol.
        (3) (4) Any other information and design selected by the bureau.
A license plate bearing the official international wheelchair symbol issued to a former prisoner of war under subdivision (3) shall be considered to have been issued under IC 9-18-22.
    SECTION 4. IC 9-18-18-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]: The bureau:
        (1) may design and issue disabled veteran license plates to implement this chapter; and
         (2) may design and issue disabled veteran license plates that must display the official international wheelchair symbol, if the person to whom the disabled veteran license plate is issued is otherwise entitled to a license plate for a person with a disability issued under IC 9-18-22; and
        (2) (3) shall administer this chapter relating to proper         certification for a person applying for a disabled veteran license

        plate.
    SECTION 5. IC 9-18-25-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 5. The bureau : may
         (1) shall require representatives of a special group to confer with the bureau concerning the design of the emblem that identifies the vehicle as being registered to a person who is a member of a special group; and
        (2) provide the bureau with may request a list of the names and addresses of the persons who are:
            (A) members of the special group; and
            (B) eligible for a special group recognition license plate ; and
             (C) may not request a list of names and addresses from labor unions which are prohibited by their constitution from disclosing names and addresses.
    SECTION 6. IC 9-18-46.2-6, AS ADDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 6. (a) This section applies with regard to a state educational institution trust license plate supporting a state educational institution in a year following a year:
        (1) in which at least ten thousand (10,000) of the state educational institution trust license plates are sold or renewed; and
        (2) beginning after December 31, 1998.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall establish a special account within a trust fund for each state educational institution described in subsection (a)(1).
    (c) The bureau shall require a person who purchases a state educational institution trust license plate under this section to designate the state educational institution the person chooses to receive the annual fee that the person pays under section 5(2) of this chapter as the corresponding state educational institution designated in section 4 of this chapter.
    (d) The treasurer of state shall deposit the annual fee collected under section 5(2) of this chapter into a special account within a trust fund for the state educational institution designated by the purchaser in subsection (c).
    (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the special account not distributed in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the special account.
    (f) The auditor of state monthly shall distribute the money from the special account to the state educational institution's authorized alumni

association.
    (g) Money in the special account at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (h) The bureau shall maintain a sufficient supply of the state educational institution trust license plates in each branch and partial service walk-up location to provide a plate to a purchaser at the time of sale.
    (i) A person who purchases a state educational institution trust license plate shall at the time of purchase or renewal of the state educational institution trust license plate give written consent for the release of the name and address of the purchaser solely for the purpose of acknowledgment of purchase of the state educational institution trust license plate to a representative designated and authorized to receive the personal information by the state educational institution.
    SECTION 7. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: IC 9-14-3.5-11; IC 9-18-25-4; IC 9-18-25-6.