Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1534

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2-125 ; IC 9-18.

Synopsis: Identifiers on license plates. Requires that letters on license plates that are a part of the registration identifier be the same size as the numbers that are a part of the registration identifier.

Effective: January 1, 2002.





Dillon




    January 11, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1534



    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 9-13-2-125; (01)IN1534.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-125 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 125. "Personalized license plate" means a license plate that displays the registration number assigned to the vehicle and issued in a combination of letters or numbers, or both, of the same size, requested by the owner or the lessee of the vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-32; (01)IN1534.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-18-2-32 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 32. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a license plate issued under section 30 of this chapter:
        (1) must be six (6) inches wide and twelve (12) inches long;
        (2) must display:
            (A) the registration number assigned to the vehicle for which the plate is issued;
            (B) the letters "IN"; and
            (C) the year for which the plate is issued;
        (3) may have a prefix of at least one (1) letter of the alphabet of

the same size as the registration number to designate the type of vehicle registered; and
        (4) shall be treated with special reflective material designed to increase the visibility and legibility of the license plate.
    (b) The bureau may issue license plates in a different size or character if the bureau determines that the change is appropriate to effect the proper display of the license plates.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-2; (01)IN1534.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-18-15-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) A personalized license plate may be the same color and size and contain similar required information as regular license plates issued for the respective class of vehicle.
    (b) A personalized license plate is limited to the:
        (1) numerals 0 through 9; or
        (2) letters A through Z, which must be the same size as the numbers;
in a continuous combination of numbers and letters with at least two (2) positions.
    (c) A personalized license plate may not be issued to duplicate a regularly issued plate.
    (d) Only one (1) personalized plate, without regard to classification of registration, may be issued by the bureau with the same configuration of numbers and letters.