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February 27, 2001





HOUSE BILL No. 1007

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DIGEST OF HB 1007 (Updated February 26, 2001 9:28 PM - DI 96)



Citations Affected: IC 9-21; IC 33-19.

Synopsis: Speed limits. Makes it a Class B infraction (subject to a maximum civil judgment of $1,000) instead of a Class C infraction (subject to a maximum civil judgment of $500) for a person to violate a speed limit that is imposed in the immediate vicinity of a worksite when workers are present. Provides that with the approval of the department of transportation, a person may drive a vehicle a maximum of sixty miles per hour on a highway, and a maximum of seventy miles per hour on a highway on the national system of interstate and defense highways, with certain exceptions.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Hasler, Becker , Goodin




    January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
    February 21, 2001, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 26, 2001, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.







Reprinted

February 27, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1007



    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 9-21-5-2; (01)HB1007.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC  9-21-5-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with section 1 of this chapter, the slower speed limit specified in this section or established as authorized by section 3 of this chapter is the maximum lawful speed. A person may not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of the following maximum limits:
        (1) Thirty (30) miles per hour in an urban district.
        (2) With the permission of the Indiana department of transportation, Fifty-five (55) sixty (60) miles per hour, except as provided in subdivisions (1), (3), and (4).
        (3) With the approval of the Indiana department of transportation, Sixty-five (65) seventy (70) miles per hour on a highway on the national system of interstate and defense highways located outside of an urbanized area (as defined in 23 U.S.C. 101) with a population of at least fifty thousand (50,000), except as provided in subdivision (4).
        (4) Sixty (60) miles per hour for a vehicle (other than a bus) having a declared gross weight greater than twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds on a highway on the national system of interstate and defense highways located outside an urbanized area (as defined in 23 U.S.C. 101) with a population of at least fifty thousand (50,000).
        (5) Fifteen (15) miles per hour in an alley.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-5-11; (01)HB1007.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-21-5-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 11. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the Indiana department of transportation, the transportation finance authority, and or a local authority may establish temporary maximum speed limits in their respective jurisdictions and in the vicinity of a worksite without conducting an engineering study and investigation required under this article. The establishing authority shall post signs notifying the traveling public of the temporary maximum speed limits established under this section.
    (b) Worksite speed limits set under this section must be ten (10) miles below the maximum established speed limit. A worksite speed limit may not exceed forty-five (45) miles per hour in any location.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-5-13; (01)HB1007.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-21-5-13, AS AMENDED BY P.L.42-2000, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 13. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
    (b) A person who exceeds a speed limit that is:
        (1) established under section 6 of this chapter and
        (2) imposed only in the immediate vicinity of a school when children are present; or
        (2) established under section 11 of this chapter and imposed only in the immediate vicinity of a worksite when workers are present;

commits a Class B infraction.
SOURCE: IC 33-19-6-14; (01)HB1007.2.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 33-19-6-14, AS AMENDED BY P.L.75-1999, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 14. (a) This section applies to criminal, infraction, and ordinance violation actions that are traffic offenses (as defined in IC 9-30-3-5).
    (b) The clerk shall collect a highway work worksite zone fee of fifty cents ($0.50). However, if the criminal action, infraction, or ordinance violation is exceeding a worksite speed limit (as provided in IC 9-21-5-11 IC 9-21-5-2 and authorized by IC 9-21-5-3) or failure to merge (as provided in IC 9-21-8-7.5) and the judge orders the clerk to collect the fee for exceeding a worksite speed limit or failure to

merge, the clerk shall collect a highway work worksite zone fee of twenty-five dollars and fifty cents ($25.50).