February 27, 2001
HOUSE BILL No. 1007
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
(b) The clerk shall collect a highway
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).