Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1800

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2-105 ; IC 9-18-2-29 ; IC 9-21-11 ; IC 9-24; IC 9-25; IC 9-26; IC 9-29; IC 20-10.1-30.

Synopsis: Operation of motorized bicycles. Provides that an operator of a motorized bicycle who does not otherwise hold a license or permit from the bureau of motor vehicles must successfully complete an examination for certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, to be given by the bureau of motor vehicles or the school corporation in which the operator resides. Requires the operator of a motorized bicycle to carry a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or a motor vehicle license or permit when operating a motorized bicycle. Provides for a fee of $10 for the issuance of a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle. Requires an operator of a motorized bicycle to maintain financial responsibility. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to suspend the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle when recommended to do so by a court. Provides that a person operating a motorized bicycle has the same rights and duties of a person who operates a motor vehicle. Makes conforming changes.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Cheney




    January 17, 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. 1800



    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 9-13-2-105; (01)IN1800.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-105 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 105. (a) "Motor vehicle" means, except as otherwise provided in this section, a vehicle that is self-propelled. The term does not include a "farm tractor" or "implement of husbandry".
    (b) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-21, means:
        (1) except as provided in IC 9-21-11 , a vehicle except a motorized bicycle that is self-propelled; or
        (2) a vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
    (c) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-25, means a vehicle that is self-propelled upon a highway in Indiana. The term does not include a farm tractor.
    (d) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-30-10 , does not include a motorized bicycle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-29; (01)IN1800.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-18-2-29 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 29. Except as otherwise

provided, before:
        (1) a passenger motor vehicle other than a motorized bicycle;
        (2) a motorcycle;
        (3) a truck;
        (4) a trailer;
        (5) a semitrailer;
        (6) a tractor;
        (7) an implement of husbandry or a farm tractor used in transportation;
        (8) a bus;
        (9) a school bus;
        (10) a recreational vehicle; or
        (11) special farm machinery;
is operated or driven on a highway, the person who owns the vehicle must register the vehicle with the bureau and pay the applicable registration fee.

SOURCE: IC 9-21-11-0.5; (01)IN1800.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-21-11-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec 0.5. Sections 1 through 11 of this chapter apply to an operator of a motorized bicycle.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-11-12; (01)IN1800.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 9-21-11-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 12. A motorized bicycle may not be operated under any of the following conditions:
        (1) By a person less than fifteen (15) years of age.
        (2) By a person who has not obtained:
             (A) an identification card under IC 9-24 and a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle issued under IC 9-24;
             (B) an identification card issued under IC 9-24 with a notation of certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle;
             (C) a permit under IC 9-24;
             (D) an operator's license under IC 9-24;
             (E) a chauffeur's license under IC 9-24; or
             (F) a public passenger chauffeur's license under IC 9-24.
        (3) On an interstate highway or a sidewalk.
        (4) At a speed greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour.
SOURCE: IC 9-24-1-1; (01)IN1800.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 9-24-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. Except as provided in section 6 or 7 of this chapter, an individual must have a valid Indiana:
        (1) operator's license;
        (2) chauffeur's license;
        (3) public passenger chauffeur's license;
        (4) learner's permit;
        (5) commercial driver's license; or
        (6) motorcycle operator's license or endorsement; or
         (7) certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle;
issued to the individual by the bureau under this article to drive upon an Indiana highway the type of motor vehicle for which the license or permit was issued.
SOURCE: IC 9-24-8.5; (01)IN1800.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 9-24-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]:
    Chapter 8.5. Certification of Ability to Operate a Motorized Bicycle
    Sec. 1. The bureau shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary for the determination of the ability of the operation of a motorized bicycle by a person who does not possess a permit or license under this article. The rules shall include the provision by the bureau or a school corporation administering an examination to determine ability to operate a motorized bicycle under IC 20-10.1-30.
    Sec. 2. Upon successful completion of an examination to determine ability to operate a motorized bicycle, the bureau or the school corporation administering the examination shall immediately issue a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.

     Sec. 3. The bureau or a school corporation under IC 20-10.1-30 shall charge a fee for a permit showing certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
    Sec. 4. A person who operates a motorized bicycle must secure an identification card and certification
of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, identification card showing certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, learner's permit, operator's license, chauffeur's license, or a public passenger chauffeur's license.
    Sec. 5. A person who operates a motorized bicycle must have an identification card and certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, an identification card showing certification to operate a motorized bicycle, a license, or permit as set forth in IC 9-21-11-12 in the person's immediate possession when operating a motorized bicycle. The cardholder, licensee, or permittee shall display the identification card and certification, identification card with a notation of certification, license, or permit upon demand of a court or police officer authorized by law to enforce motor vehicle laws. Production of the card, license, or permit to the

apprehending officer or headquarters of the apprehending officer within five (5) days from the time of apprehension is not a defense to a violation of this subsection.
     Sec. 6. A person who violates section 5 of this chapter commits a Class C infraction.

SOURCE: IC 9-24-9-1; (01)IN1800.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 9-24-9-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) This chapter does not apply to an application for certification to operate a motorized bicycle under IC 9-24-8.5.
     (b) Each application for a permit or license under this chapter must:
        (1) be made upon the approved form for the application furnished by the bureau;
        (2) include a signed affidavit in which the applicant swears or affirms that the information set forth in the application by the applicant is correct; and
        (3) include a voter registration form as provided in IC 3-7-14 and 42 U.S.C. 1973gg-3(c)(1).
The application must be presented in person.
    (b) (c) The Indiana election commission may prescribe a voter registration form for use under subsection (a) (b) that is a separate document from the remaining portions of the application described in subsection (a)(1) (b)(1) and (a)(2) (b)(2) if the voter registration form remains a part of the application, as required under 42 U.S.C. 1973gg-3(c)(1).
SOURCE: IC 9-24-16-3; (01)IN1800.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 9-24-16-3 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.39-2000, SECTION 15, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) An identification card must have the same dimensions and shape as a driver's license, but the card must have markings sufficient to distinguish the card from a driver's license.
    (b) The front side of an identification card must contain the following information about the individual to whom the card is being issued:
        (1) Full legal name.
        (2) Mailing address and, if different from the mailing address, the residence address.
        (3) Birth date.
        (4) Date of issue and date of expiration.
        (5) Distinctive identification number or Social Security account number, whichever is requested by the individual.
        (6) Sex.
        (7) Weight.
        (8) Height.
        (9) Color of eyes and hair.
        (10) Signature of the individual identified.
        (11) Whether the individual is blind (as defined in IC 12-7-2-21 (1)).
         (12) Whether the individual has qualified for a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-4-1; (01)IN1800.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 9-25-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) A person may not:
        (1) register a motor vehicle; or
        (2) operate a motor vehicle, including a motorized bicycle, on a public highway;
in Indiana if financial responsibility is not in effect with respect to the motor vehicle under section 4 of this chapter.
    (b) A person who violates this section is subject to the suspension of the person's current driving license, or vehicle registration, or both, or suspension of the person's certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle under this article.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-4-3; (01)IN1800.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 9-25-4-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. Financial responsibility in one (1) of the forms required under this chapter and in the amounts required under section 5 of this chapter must be continuously maintained as long as a motor vehicle is operated on a road, street, or highway in Indiana.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-4-4; (01)IN1800.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 9-25-4-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. (a) For the purposes of this article, financial responsibility is in effect with respect to a motor vehicle, including a motorized bicycle, if:
        (1) a motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued with respect to the motor vehicle;
        (2) a bond executed with respect to the vehicle under section 7 of this chapter; or
        (3) the status of the owner or operator of the vehicle as a self-insurer, as recognized by the bureau through the issuance of a certificate of self-insurance under section 11 of this chapter;
provides the ability to respond in damages for liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the motor vehicle in amounts at least equal to those set forth in section 5 or 6 of this chapter.
    (b) A motor vehicle liability policy under this article must contain the terms, conditions, and provisions required by statute and must be approved by the state insurance commissioner.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-5-3; (01)IN1800.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 9-25-5-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) A request for

evidence of financial responsibility must do the following:
        (1) Direct a person identified under section 2 of this chapter to provide the bureau with evidence that financial responsibility was in effect with respect to the vehicle operated by the person on the date of the accident described in the accident report.
        (2) Instruct the person on how to furnish the bureau with evidence of financial responsibility in compliance with this chapter.
        (3) Warn the person that failure to furnish evidence of financial responsibility to the bureau will result in suspension of the person's current driving license or vehicle registration, or both, or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, under this article.
    (b) The bureau shall mail a request for evidence of financial responsibility to a person identified under section 2 of this chapter by first class mail at the address appearing in the records of the bureau.

SOURCE: IC 9-25-5-4; (01)IN1800.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 9-25-5-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. To avoid a current driving license suspension, certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or vehicle registration suspension under this article, a person identified under section 2 of this chapter who receives a request for evidence of financial responsibility must provide the bureau with a certificate of compliance indicating that financial responsibility required by IC 9-25-4-1 was in effect with respect to the motor vehicle on the date of the accident described in the accident report.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-2; (01)IN1800.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 9-25-6-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) If the bureau finds that a statement as to the existence of financial responsibility in a certificate of compliance received from:
        (1) a person identified under IC 9-25-5-2 ; or
        (2) a person presented with a request for evidence of financial responsibility under IC 9-25-9-1 ;
is materially false, the bureau shall take action under subsection (b).
    (b) Upon finding that the statement referred to in subsection (a) is false, the bureau shall do the following:
        (1) Immediately suspend the person's current driving license or vehicle registration, or both, or suspend the person's certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
        (2) Demand that the person immediately surrender the person's current driving license or vehicle registration, or both, or surrender the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle to the bureau.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-3; (01)IN1800.1.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 9-25-6-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) If the bureau:
        (1) does not receive a certificate of compliance from a person identified under IC  9-25-5-2 within forty (40) days after the date on which the bureau mailed the request for evidence of financial responsibility to the person; or
        (2) receives a certificate that does not indicate that financial responsibility was in effect with respect to the motor vehicle operated by the person on the date of the accident referred to in IC 9-25-5-2 ;
the bureau shall take action under subsection (c).
    (b) If the bureau:
        (1) does not receive a certificate of compliance from a person presented with a request for evidence of financial responsibility under IC 9-25-9-1 within forty (40) days after the date on which the person was presented with the request; or
        (2) receives a certificate that does not indicate that financial responsibility was in effect with respect to the motor vehicle that the person was operating when the person committed the violation described in the judgment or abstract received by the bureau under IC 9-25-9-1 ;
the bureau shall take action under subsection (c).
    (c) Under the conditions set forth in subsection (a) or (b), the bureau shall do the following:
        (1) Immediately suspend the person's current driving license or vehicle registration, or both, or suspend the person's certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
        (2) Demand that the person immediately surrender the person's current driving license or vehicle registration, or both, or the person's certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle to the bureau.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (e), if subsection (a) or (b) applies to a person, the bureau shall suspend the current driving license or the person's certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle of the person irrespective of the following:
        (1) The sale or other disposition of the motor vehicle by the owner.
        (2) The cancellation or expiration of the registration of the motor vehicle.
        (3) An assertion by the person that the person did not own the motor vehicle and therefore had no control over whether financial responsibility was in effect with respect to the motor vehicle.
    (e) The bureau shall not suspend the current driving license of a

person to which subsection (a) or subsection (b) applies if the person, through a certificate of compliance or another communication with the bureau, establishes to the satisfaction of the bureau that the motor vehicle that the person was operating when the accident referred to in subsection (a) took place or when the violation referred to in subsection (b) was committed was:
        (1) rented from a rental company (as defined in IC 24-4-9-7 ); or
        (2) owned by the person's employer and operated by the person in the normal course of the person's employment.

SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-3.5; (01)IN1800.1.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 9-25-6-3.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3.5. If a person violates:
        (1) IC 9-25-4 ;
        (2) IC 9-25-5 ; or
        (3) section 2 or 3 of this chapter;
more than one (1) time within a three (3) year period, the person's driving license, certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or vehicle registration may be suspended for not more than one (1) year.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-4; (01)IN1800.1.17. -->     SECTION 17. IC 9-25-6-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. (a) This section does not apply to judgments entered at least seven (7) years after the date of the accident.
    (b) "Judgment", as used in this section, means a judgment in excess of two hundred dollars ($200) for bodily injury, death, or property damages arising out of the use of a motor vehicle upon a public highway.
    (c) The bureau shall suspend for a period of not more than seven (7) years from the date of written notification the current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle issued to a person upon receiving a verified report that the person has failed for a period of up to ninety (90) days to satisfy a judgment.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-6; (01)IN1800.1.18. -->     SECTION 18. IC 9-25-6-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 6. (a) The bureau may not suspend a license and shall reinstate a license suspended following nonpayment of a judgment whenever a judgment debtor does the following:
        (1) Gives proof of the judgment debtor's financial responsibility in the future.
        (2) Obtains an order from the trial court in which the judgment was rendered permitting the payment of the judgment in installments, unless the payment of an installment is in default.
    (b) A judgment debtor, upon five (5) days notice to the judgment creditor, may apply to the trial court in which the judgment was obtained for the privilege of paying the judgment in installments. The court, in the court's discretion and without prejudice to other legal remedies the judgment creditor may have, may order the payment of the judgment in installments, fixing the amounts and times of payment of the installments.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), if the judgment debtor fails to pay an installment as permitted by the order of the court, upon notice of the default the bureau shall suspend the license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle of the judgment debtor. The bureau may not take action for failure to make installment payments for judgments entered at least seven (7) years after the date of the accident. A suspended license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle may not be reinstated until evidence of proof of financial responsibility is presented.
    (d) Notwithstanding a default by the judgment debtor in the payment of a judgment or the payment of an installment under subsection (b), whenever the judgment creditor consents in writing, in the form the bureau prescribes, that the judgment debtor be allowed license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle and registration, the license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle and registration may be allowed by the bureau at the bureau's discretion. The license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle and registration may be allowed for six (6) months from the date of a consent under this subsection and may be renewed until the consent is revoked in writing if the judgment debtor furnishes proof under this article of the judgment debtor's financial responsibility in the future.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-7; (01)IN1800.1.19. -->     SECTION 19. IC 9-25-6-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 7. (a) Except as provided in sections 5 and 6 of this chapter, a suspension required in sections 4 and 6 of this chapter remains in effect and no other motor vehicle may be registered in the name of the judgment debtor or a new license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle issued to the judgment debtor, until the following occur:
        (1) The judgment is satisfied or stayed.
        (2) The judgment debtor gives proof of financial responsibility in the future as provided in this article.
    (b) A discharge in bankruptcy following the rendering of a judgment does not relieve the judgment debtor from the requirements of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-8; (01)IN1800.1.20. -->     SECTION 20. IC 9-25-6-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 8. (a) A court shall forward to the bureau a certified abstract of the record of the conviction of a person in the court for a violation of a law relating to motor vehicles.
    (b) If in the opinion of the court a defendant should be deprived of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway, the court shall recommend the suspension of the convicted person's current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle for a fixed period established by the court not exceeding one (1) year.
    (c) The bureau shall comply with the court's recommendation.
    (d) At the time of a conviction referred to in subsection (a) or IC 9-30-5-7 , the court may obtain the defendant's current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle and return the license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle to the department.
    (e) An abstract provided for by this section must be in the form prescribed by the bureau and, when certified, shall be accepted by an administrative agency or a court as prima facie evidence of the conviction and all other action stated in the abstract.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-9; (01)IN1800.1.21. -->     SECTION 21. IC 9-25-6-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 9. The clerk of a court, or the judge of a court that has no clerk, shall forward to the bureau a certified abstract of the record of a judgment for damages if the rendering and nonpayment of the judgment requires the bureau to suspend or revoke the current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle in the name of the judgment debtor under this article. The abstract shall be forwarded to the bureau immediately upon the expiration of thirty (30) days after the judgment becomes final and has not been stayed or satisfied, as shown by the records of the court.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-11; (01)IN1800.1.22. -->     SECTION 22. IC 9-25-6-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 11. If a license is revoked because of a conviction, the bureau may not accept a certificate of motor vehicle liability insurance unless the certificate covers each motor vehicle registered in the name of the person furnishing proof as the owner. An additional certificate is required before the subsequent registration of a motor vehicle in the name of the person giving proof as the owner.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-15; (01)IN1800.1.23. -->     SECTION 23. IC 9-25-6-15 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 15. A person:
        (1) whose current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle is suspended under this chapter; and
        (2) who seeks the reinstatement of the driving license or the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle;
must pay a reinstatement fee to the bureau as provided in IC 9-29-10-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-6-16; (01)IN1800.1.24. -->     SECTION 24. IC 9-25-6-16 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 16. A person whose current driving license or certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle is suspended under this chapter may seek a review of the suspension under IC 4-21.5-3-7.
SOURCE: IC 9-26-1-1; (01)IN1800.1.25. -->     SECTION 25. IC 9-26-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident that results in the injury or death of a person shall do the following:
        (1) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident as possible in a manner that does not obstruct traffic more than is necessary.
        (2) Immediately return to and remain at the scene of the accident until the driver does the following:
            (A) Gives the driver's name and address and the registration number of the vehicle the driver was driving.
            (B) Upon request, exhibits the driver's license, identification card with a notation of certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or identification card and a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle of the driver to the following:
                (i) The person struck.
                (ii) The driver or occupant of or person attending each vehicle involved in the accident.
            (C) Determines the need for and renders reasonable assistance to each person injured in the accident, including the removal or the making of arrangements for the removal of each injured person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment.
        (3) Immediately give notice of the accident by the quickest means of communication to one (1) of the following:
            (A) The local police department if the accident occurs within a municipality.
            (B) The office of the county sheriff or the nearest state police post if the accident occurs outside a municipality.
        (4) Within ten (10) days after the accident, forward a written report of the accident to the state police department.
SOURCE: IC 9-26-1-2; (01)IN1800.1.26. -->     SECTION 26. IC 9-26-1-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident that does not result in injury or death of a person but that does result in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall do the following:
        (1) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident as possible in a manner that does not obstruct traffic more than is necessary.
        (2) Immediately return to and remain at the scene of the accident until the driver does the following:
            (A) Gives the driver's name and address and the registration number of the vehicle the driver was driving.
            (B) Upon request, exhibits the driver's license, identification card with a notation of certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or identification card and certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle of the driver to the driver or occupant of or person attending each vehicle involved in the accident.
        (3) If the accident results in total property damage to an apparent extent of at least seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), forward a written report of the accident to the state police department within ten (10) days after the accident.

SOURCE: IC 9-26-1-4; (01)IN1800.1.27. -->     SECTION 27. IC 9-26-1-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. (a) The driver of a vehicle that causes damage to the property of another person, other than damage to a vehicle, shall do the following:
        (1) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident as possible in a manner that does not obstruct traffic more than is necessary.
        (2) Immediately return to and remain at the scene of the accident until the driver does the following:
            (A) Takes reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of the property of the damage.
            (B) Gives the person the driver's name and address and the registration number of the vehicle.
            (C) Upon request, exhibits the driver's license of the driver if the driver is required to have a driving license to operate the vehicle, or the identification card with a notation of certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, or identification card and a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
    (b) If after reasonable inquiry the driver of the vehicle cannot find the owner or person in charge of the damaged property, the driver of

the vehicle shall do the following:
        (1) Notify either the sheriff of the county in which the damaged property is located or a member of the state police department.
        (2) Give the sheriff or state police department the information required by this section.

SOURCE: IC 9-26-1-10; (01)IN1800.1.28. -->     SECTION 28. IC 9-26-1-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 10. The bureau shall, after proper notice is given and a hearing held, revoke or suspend the driver's license or the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle of a person who fails to make a report required under section 1(4), 2(3), or 5 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-26-2-2; (01)IN1800.1.29. -->     SECTION 29. IC 9-26-2-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. A law enforcement officer shall forward a written report of each accident investigated under section 1 of this chapter to the state police department within twenty-four (24) hours after completing the investigation. The report must contain, if possible, the following information:
        (1) The name and address of the owner and operator of each vehicle involved in the accident.
        (2) The license number and description of each vehicle involved in the accident.
        (3) The time and place the accident occurred.
        (4) The name and address of each person injured or killed in the accident.
        (5) The name and address of each witness to the accident.
         (6) The name, address, and policy number of the insurer of a motor vehicle liability for each vehicle involved in the accident.
SOURCE: IC 9-26-3-1; (01)IN1800.1.30. -->     SECTION 30. IC 9-26-3-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) The state police department shall prepare and, upon request, supply to police departments, coroners, sheriffs, and other appropriate agencies or individuals forms for accident reports required under this article.
    (b) The forms must be appropriate with respect to the persons required to make the reports and the purposes to be served. The written reports to be made by persons involved in accidents and by investigating officers must require sufficiently detailed information to disclose with reference to a traffic accident the causes, locations, and conditions then existing and the persons and vehicles, including motorized bicycles, involved.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-9-16; (01)IN1800.1.31. -->     SECTION 31. IC 9-29-9-16 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2002]: Sec. 16. The fee for a certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle issued under IC 9-24-8.5 is ten dollars ($10).

SOURCE: IC 9-29-10-1; (01)IN1800.1.32. -->     SECTION 32. IC 9-29-10-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) The fee for the reinstatement of a driving license or the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle that was suspended under IC 9-25 is as follows:
        (1) For a first suspension, one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
        (2) For a second suspension, two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).
        (3) For a third or subsequent suspension, three hundred dollars ($300).
    (b) The following amount of each fee paid under this section shall be deposited in the financial responsibility compliance verification fund established by IC 9-25-9-7 :
        (1) Of the fee paid for reinstatement after a first suspension, one hundred twenty dollars ($120).
        (2) Of the fee paid for reinstatement after a second suspension, one hundred ninety-five dollars ($195).
        (3) Of the fee paid for reinstatement after a third or subsequent suspension, two hundred seventy dollars ($270).
    (c) If:
        (1) a person's driving license or the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle is suspended for registering or operating a vehicle in violation of IC 9-25-4-1 ;
        (2) the person is required to pay a fee for the reinstatement of the person's license or the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle under this section; and
        (3) the person later establishes that the person did not register or operate a vehicle in violation of IC 9-25-4-1 ;
the fee paid by the person under this section shall be refunded.
SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-30; (01)IN1800.1.33. -->     SECTION 33. IC 20-10.1-30 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READS AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]:
     Chapter 30. Certification of Ability to Operate a Motorized Bicycle
    Sec. 1. The superintendent of each school corporation shall designate an employee of the corporation within each school containing pupils in grades 7 through 12 to serve as a testing official for determination of the certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle, as set forth in IC 9-24-8.5-1.
    Sec. 2. The school corporation shall allow a student who is at

least fifteen (15) years of age and enrolled in a school within the corporation as set forth in section 1 of this chapter to complete the examination necessary to determine certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle at a time convenient to the school corporation.
    Sec. 3. The school corporation shall
immediately issue a permit showing the certification of the ability to operate a motorized bicycle to a student who successfully completes an examination to determine certification to the ability to operate a motorized bicycle.
     Sec. 4. The school corporation shall transmit the completed examinations necessary to determine certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle promptly after the administration of the examination to a branch office of the bureau of motor vehicles in the county in which the school corporation is located, in the manner in which the bureau of motor vehicles has indicated, under rules adopted under IC 9-24-8.5-1.
     Sec. 5. A school corporation shall charge a fee for:
        (1) an examination; or
        (2) a permit;
showing certification of ability to operate a motorized bicycle under IC 9-24-8.5-3. The fee shall be transmitted according to rules adopted by the bureau of motor vehicles under IC 9-24-8.5-1.