Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 9-25-4-7.

Synopsis: Financial responsibility for motor vehicles. Authorizes a self insurer to provide proof of financial responsibility for operation of a motor vehicle by showing an audited financial statement showing: (1) sufficient reserves to pay a judgment; and (2) a net worth of not less than $1,000,000.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2003.


    January 9, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 9-25-4-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. Proof of financial responsibility when required under this article may be given by any of the following methods:
        (1) Proof that a policy or policies of motor vehicle liability insurance have been obtained and are in full force and effect.
        (2) Proof that a bond has been duly executed.    
        (3) Proof that deposit has been made of money or securities.
         (4) Proof that the person required to give proof of financial responsibility has:
            (A) a net worth of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000); and
            (B) sufficient reserves, as determined by an audited financial statement, to pay a judgment that may be taken against the person arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle.


Notwithstanding IC 9-25-4-7 , as amended by this act, the bureau of motor vehicles shall carry out the duties imposed upon it under IC 9-25-4-7 (4), as amended by this act, and IC 9-25-4-11 (c) as it relates to IC 9-25-4-7 (4), as amended by this act, under interim written rules approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.
    (b) This SECTION expires on the earlier of the following:
        (1) The date rules are adopted to implement IC 9-25-4-7 (4), as amended by this act.
        (2) December 31, 2004.

    SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.