Citations Affected: IC 9-24-9.
Synopsis: Revocation of minor's financial responsibility. Specifies that
the order of priority for the acceptance of financial liability for a minor
who receives a driver's license or permit is: (1) a parent with custody;
(2) a guardian with custody; (3) an employer; or (4) any other
responsible individual. Provides that an individual who has not
accepted financial liability for a minor who receives a driver's license
or permit but is higher in priority may file a verified written request
that the permit or license be canceled with the bureau of motor
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 11, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
responsible jointly and severally with the minor applicant for any injury
or damage that the minor applicant causes by reason of the operation
of a motor vehicle if the minor applicant is liable in damages.
(1) individual who has signed the application of a minor applicant for a permit or license; or
(2) individual who:
(A) has not signed the application of a minor applicant for a permit or license; and
(B) is higher in priority under section 3 of this chapter than the individual who signed the application of the minor applicant for a permit or license;
subsequently file with the bureau a verified written request that the
permit or license be canceled. The bureau shall cancel the permit or
license and the individual who signed the application of the minor
applicant shall be relieved from the liability that is imposed under this
chapter by reason of having signed the application and that is
subsequently incurred by the minor applicant in operating a motor
(c) When a minor applicant becomes eighteen (18) years of age, the individual who signed the minor's application is relieved from the liability imposed under this chapter and subsequently incurred by the applicant operating a motor vehicle.