Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 159

_____


DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-18.

Synopsis: Special group recognition license plates. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to design and issue a special group recognition license plate to honor Indiana Vietnam era veterans. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to design and issue a license plate to honor veterans who have received the Silver Star medal. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to design and issue a special group recognition license plate to honor Indiana Korean era veterans. Allows an individual who is eligible to receive a Vietnam era, Silver Star, or Korean era license plate to receive a personalized license plate. Exempts Vietnam era, Silver Star, and Korean era license plates from minimum sales requirements. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue an Indiana child protection trust license plate. Creates a Huntington College trust special group recognition license plate. Creates an Ancilla College trust special group recognition license plate. Creates a Valparaiso University trust special group recognition license plate. Creates an Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs trust special group recognition license plate. Specifies the method of distribution for the funds deposited in these special group recognition trust funds.

Effective: January 1, 2003.





Ford




    January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Transportation and Interstate Cooperation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2000 General Assembly.

SENATE BILL No. 159



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles and to make an appropriation.

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

    SECTION 1. IC 9-18-15-1 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) A person who is the registered owner or lessee of a:
        (1) passenger motor vehicle;
        (2) motorcycle;
        (3) recreational vehicle; or
        (4) vehicle registered as a truck with a declared gross weight of not more than:
            (A) eleven thousand (11,000) pounds;
            (B) nine thousand (9,000) pounds; or
            (C) seven thousand (7,000) pounds;
registered with the bureau or who makes an application for an original registration or renewal registration of a vehicle may apply to the bureau for a personalized license plate to be affixed to the vehicle for which registration is sought instead of the regular license plate.
    (b) A person who:


        (1) is the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle described in subsection (a); and
        (2) is eligible to receive a license plate for the vehicle under:
            (A) IC 9-18-17 (prisoner of war license plates);
            (B) IC 9-18-18 (disabled veteran license plates);
            (C) IC 9-18-19 (purple heart license plates);
            (D) IC 9-18-20 (Indiana national guard license plates);
            (E) IC 9-18-21 (Indiana guard reserve license plates);
            (F) IC 9-18-22 (license plates for persons with disabilities);
            (G) IC 9-18-23 (amateur radio operator license plates);
            (H) IC 9-18-24 (civic event license plates);
            (I) IC 9-18-25 (special group recognition license plates);
            (J) IC 9-18-29 (environmental license plates);
            (K) IC 9-18-30 (children's trust license plates);
            (L) IC 9-18-31 (education license plates);
            (M) IC 9-18-32.2 (drug free Indiana trust license plates);
            (N) IC 9-18-33 (Indiana FFA trust license plates);
            (O) IC 9-18-34 (Indiana firefighter license plates);
            (P) IC 9-18-35 (Indiana food bank trust license plates);
            (Q) IC 9-18-36 (Indiana girl scouts trust license plates);
            (R) IC 9-18-37 (Indiana boy scouts trust license plates);
            (S) IC 9-18-38 (Indiana retired armed forces member license plates);
            (T) IC 9-18-39 (Indiana antique car museum trust license plates);
            (U) IC 9-18-40 (D.A.R.E. Indiana trust license plates);
            (V) IC 9-18-41 (Indiana arts trust license plates);
            (W) IC 9-18-42 (Indiana health trust license plates);
            (X) IC 9-18-43 (Indiana mental health trust license plates);
            (Y) IC 9-18-44 (Indiana Native American Trust license plates);
            (Z) IC 9-18-45.8 (Pearl Harbor survivor license plates); or
            (AA) IC 9-18-46.2 (Indiana state educational institution trust license plates);
             (BB) IC 9-18-47 (Vietnam era veteran license plates);
            (CC) IC 9-18-48 (Silver Star license plates);
            (DD) IC 9-18-49 (Korean era veteran license plates);
            (EE) IC 9-18-50 (Indiana child protection trust license plates);
            (FF) IC 9-18-51 (Huntington College trust license plates);
            (GG) IC 9-18-52 (Ancilla College trust license plates);
            (HH) IC 9-18-53 (Valparaiso University trust license

plates); or
            (II) IC 9-18-54 (Indiana boys and girls club trust license plates);

may apply to the bureau for a personalized license plate to be affixed to the vehicle for which registration is sought instead of the regular special recognition license plate.
    SECTION 2. IC 9-18-25-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1.5. Section 15 of this chapter does not apply to a license plate issued under the following:
        (1) IC 9-18-47.
        (2) IC 9-18-48.
        (3) IC 9-18-49.

    SECTION 3. IC 9-18-47 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 47. Vietnam Era Veteran License Plates
     Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue a Vietnam era veteran license plate. The Vietnam era veteran license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. A Vietnam era veteran license plate designed under IC 9-18-25 must include the following:
        (1) A basic design for the plate with consecutive numbers or letters, or both, to properly identify the vehicle.
        (2) A background design, an emblem, or colors that designate the license plate as a Vietnam era veteran license plate.
        (3) Any other information the bureau considers necessary.
    Sec. 3. After December 31, 2002, a person who is a resident of Indiana and served in the armed forces of the United States any time from January 1, 1959, until May 7, 1975, may apply for and receive one (1) or more Vietnam era veteran license plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a Vietnam era veteran license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. The fees for a Vietnam era veteran license plate are the appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a)(1) and the fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a)(2).

    SECTION 4. IC 9-18-48 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:


     Chapter 48. Silver Star License Plates
     Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue a passenger vehicle license plate that will designate the vehicle as being registered to a person who has received a Silver Star medal that is awarded to an individual who demonstrates gallantry in action against an armed enemy.
    Sec. 2. A resident of Indiana who is a recipient of a Silver Star medal may apply for and receive one (1) or more Silver Star license plates.
    Sec. 3. A Silver Star license plate may only be displayed on a vehicle registered by a person described in section 2 of this chapter.

    SECTION 5. IC 9-18-49 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 49. Korean Era Veteran License Plates
     Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue a Korean era veteran license plate. The Korean era veteran license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. A Korean era veteran license plate designed under IC 9-18-25 must include the following:
        (1) A basic design for the plate with consecutive numbers or letters, or both, to properly identify the vehicle.
        (2) A background design, an emblem, or colors that designate the license plate as a Korean era veteran license plate.
        (3) Any other information the bureau considers necessary.
    Sec. 3. After December 31, 2002, a person who is a resident of Indiana and served in the armed forces of the United States any time from June 27, 1950, until January 31, 1955, may apply for and receive one (1) or more Korean era veteran license plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a Korean era veteran license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. The fees for a Korean era veteran license plate are the appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a)(1) and the fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a)(2).

    SECTION 6. IC 9-18-50 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 50. Indiana Child Protection Trust License Plates
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "child adoption agency" means

a nonpublic charitable organization exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code that:
        (1) is licensed as a child placing agency under IC 12-17.4-6 ; and
        (2) facilitates the adoption of children.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "crisis pregnancy center" means a charitable organization exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code that is:
        (1) located within Indiana; and
        (2) organized for the purpose of providing counseling for pregnant women and persons relative to the pregnancy on matters intended to result in a live birth and possible home placement of the child.
    Sec. 3. The bureau shall design and issue an Indiana child protection trust license plate. The Indiana child protection trust license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 4. After December 31, 2002, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an Indiana child protection trust license plate under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an Indiana child protection trust license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 5 of this chapter.
    Sec. 5. (a) The fees for an Indiana child protection trust license plate are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a).
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The bureau shall collect the fee described in subsection (a)(2).
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) shall be deposited in the fund established by section 6 of this chapter.
    Sec. 6. (a) The Indiana child protection trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (c) The commissioner shall administer the trust fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute the money from the fund to the organization established under section 7 of this chapter.


    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    Sec. 7. (a) To qualify for distributions from the Indiana child protection trust fund, representatives of charitable organizations that are located within Indiana, that are exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are designated in subsection (b) must establish an organization that:
        (1) is a charitable organization exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code;
        (2) is registered to do business in Indiana;
        (3) is located in Indiana; and
        (4) exists for the purpose of raising funds on behalf of the organizations designated in subsection (b).
    (b) An organization established under subsection (a) must include the following:
        (1) Three (3) representatives from crisis pregnancy centers.
        (2) Two (2) representatives from child adoption agencies.
    (c) The organization established under subsection (a) shall distribute money received through a distribution under section 6 of this chapter to the organizations designated under section 8 of this chapter.

     Sec. 8. (a) The organization established under section 7(a) of this chapter shall provide applications that allow a person purchasing an Indiana child protection trust license plate to designate:
        (1) a crisis pregnancy center;
        (2) a child adoption agency; or
        (3) any other charitable organization that is:
            (A) exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code;
            (B) registered to do business in Indiana;
            (C) located in Indiana; and
            (D) approved by the organization established under section 7(a) of this chapter;
as the recipient of the fee collected from the person under section 5(a)(2) of this chapter.
    (b) Notwithstanding the designation of fees under this section, the organization established under section 7(a) of this chapter may retain from each distribution of funds to the organization under section 6(d) of this chapter an amount sufficient to pay the reasonable costs of administering the program.

    SECTION 7. IC 9-18-51 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS

A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 51. Huntington College Trust License Plates
    Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue a Huntington College trust license plate. The Huntington College trust license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. After December 31, 2002, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a Huntington College trust license plate under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a Huntington College trust license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. (a) The fees for a Huntington College trust license plate are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a).
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) shall be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) shall be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. (a) The Huntington College trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund. Money in the fund is continuously appropriated for the purposes of this section.
    (c) The commissioner shall administer the fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute the money from the fund to Huntington College.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

    SECTION 8. IC 9-18-52 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 52. Ancilla College Trust License Plates
    Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue an Ancilla College trust license plate. The Ancilla College trust license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate

under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. After December 31, 2002, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an Ancilla College trust license plate under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an Ancilla College trust license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an Ancilla College trust license plate are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a).
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) shall be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) shall be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. (a) The Ancilla College trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund. Money in the fund is continuously appropriated for the purposes of this section.
    (c) The commissioner shall administer the fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute the money from the fund to Ancilla College.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

    SECTION 9. IC 9-18-53 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 53. Valparaiso University Trust License Plates
    Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue a Valparaiso University trust license plate. The Valparaiso University trust license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. After December 31, 2002, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a Valparaiso University trust license plate under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a Valparaiso University

trust license plate.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. (a) The fees for a Valparaiso University trust license plate are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a).
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) shall be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) shall be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. (a) The Valparaiso University trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund. Money in the fund is continuously appropriated for the purposes of this section.
    (c) The commissioner shall administer the fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute the money from the fund to Valparaiso University.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

    SECTION 10. IC 9-18-54 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 54. Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs License Plates
    Sec. 1. The bureau shall design and issue an Indiana boys and girls club trust license plate. The Indiana boys and girls club trust license plate shall be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate under IC 9-18-25.
    Sec. 2. After December 31, 2002, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs trust license plate upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs trust license plate.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs trust license plate are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38 (a).
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) shall be

collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) shall be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. (a) The Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
    (c) The commissioner shall administer the fund. Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute money from the fund to the organization established under section 5 of this chapter.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    Sec. 5. (a) The representative Boys and Girls Clubs that are located entirely or partially within Indiana shall establish an organization that:
        (1) is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code;
        (2) is registered to do business in Indiana;
        (3) is located in Indiana; and
        (4) exists for the purpose of raising funds on behalf of all of the Boys and Girls Clubs that are located entirely or partially within Indiana.
    (b) The organization shall distribute the money received under section 4 of this chapter to each Boys and Girls Clubs that is located entirely or partially within Indiana.