Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1793

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 5-16-9; IC 6-6-5; IC 9-14-5-7; IC 9-18; IC 9-29; IC 9-30; IC 20-9.1-4.

Synopsis: Two license plates on vehicles. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue two license plates for all vehicles other than motorcycles, trailers, yard trailers, and semitrailers. Requires that license plates be displayed on the front and rear of a vehicle if two license plates have been issued for the vehicle. Makes conforming changes in related statutes. Establishes the motor vehicle replating fund. Specifies that the bureau may set a fee to cover the costs of issuance of a second license plate and specifies that this fee be deposited in the motor vehicle replating fund.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Scholer, Lawson L




    January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1793



    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 5-16-9-1; (03)IN1793.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-16-9-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
    (b) "Accessible parking space" refers to a parking space that conforms with the standards of section 4 of this chapter.
    (c) "Motor vehicle" has the meaning set forth in IC 9-13-2-105.
    (d) "Parking facility" means any facility or combination of facilities for motor vehicle parking which contains parking spaces for the public.
    (e) "Person with a physical disability" means:
         (1) a person who has been issued a placard under IC 9-14-5 ; or
         (2) a person with a disability registration plate license plates for a motor vehicle by the bureau of motor vehicles issued under IC 9-18-22 ;
by the bureau of motor vehicles.
    (f) "Public agency" means:
        (1) the state of Indiana, its departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and institutions, including state educational

institutions (as defined under IC 20-12-0.5-1 ); and
        (2) a county, city, town, township, school or conservancy district, other governmental unit or district, or any department, board, or other subdivision of the unit of government.

SOURCE: IC 5-16-9-5; (03)IN1793.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-16-9-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) Any person who parks a motor vehicle which does not have displayed:
         (1) a placard of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-14-5 or under the laws of another state; or a
         (2) one (1) or two (2) registration plate plates of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-18-18, IC 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state;
in a parking space reserved under this chapter for a vehicle of a person with a physical disability commits a Class C infraction.
    (b) Any person who knowingly parks in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability while displaying a placard to which neither the person nor the person's passenger is entitled commits a Class C infraction.
    (c) Any person who displays for use in parking in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability a placard or a one (1) or two (2) special license plate plates that was were not issued under IC 9-14-5, IC 9-18-18, IC 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state commits a Class C misdemeanor.
    (d) A person who, in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability, parks a vehicle that displays a placard or one (1) or two (2) special registration plate plates entitling a person to park in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability commits a Class C infraction if that person is not, at that time, in the process of transporting a person with a physical disability or disabled veteran.
    (e) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c), a civil judgment of not less than fifty dollars ($50) must be imposed for an infraction committed in violation of this section.
SOURCE: IC 5-16-9-8; (03)IN1793.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 5-16-9-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8. (a) As used in this section, "owner" means a person in whose name a motor vehicle is registered under:
        (1) IC 9-18;
        (2) the laws of another state; or
        (3) the laws of a foreign country.
    (b) As used in this section, "lessee" means a person who has care, custody, or control of a motor vehicle under a written agreement for the

rental or lease of the motor vehicle for less than sixty-one (61) days. The term does not include an employee of the owner of the motor vehicle.
    (c) An owner or lessee of a motor vehicle commits a Class C infraction if the motor vehicle:
        (1) is located in a parking space in a parking facility that is marked under section 2 of this chapter as a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability; and
        (2) does not display:
            (A) an unexpired parking permit for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-14-5;
            (B) an unexpired disabled veteran's registration plate plates issued under IC 9-18-18;
            (C) an unexpired registration plate plates or an unexpired decal for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-18-22; or
            (D) an unexpired parking permit for a person with a physical disability, an unexpired disabled veteran's registration plate, or an unexpired registration plate or decal for a person with a physical disability issued under the laws of another state.
    (d) It is a defense that IC 9-30-11-8 applies to the violation.
    (e) It is a defense that the motor vehicle was the subject of an offense described in IC 35-43-4 at the time of the violation of this section.
    (f) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c), a civil judgment of not less than fifty dollars ($50) must be imposed for an infraction committed in violation of this section.

SOURCE: IC 6-6-5-7; (03)IN1793.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 6-6-5-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. (a) In respect to a vehicle that has been acquired, or brought into the state, or for any other reason becomes subject to registration after the regular annual registration date in the year on or before which the owner of the vehicle is required, under the motor vehicle registration laws of Indiana, to register vehicles, the tax imposed by this chapter shall become due and payable at the time the vehicle is acquired, brought into the state, or otherwise becomes subject to registration and the amount of tax to be paid by the owner for the remainder of the year shall be reduced by ten percent (10%) for each full calendar month that has elapsed since the regular annual registration date in the year fixed by the motor vehicle registration laws for annual registration by the owner. The tax shall be paid at the time of the registration of the vehicle.
    (b) In the case of a vehicle that is acquired, or brought into the state,

or for any other reason becomes subject to registration after January 1 of any year, then the owner may pay the applicable registration fee on the vehicle as provided in the motor vehicle registration laws and any excise tax due on the vehicle for the remainder of the annual registration year and simultaneously register the vehicle and pay the applicable registration fee and the excise tax due for the next succeeding annual registration year.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (f), no reduction in the applicable annual excise tax will be allowed to an Indiana resident applicant upon registration of any vehicle that was owned by the applicant on or prior to the registrant's annual registration period. A vehicle owned by an Indiana resident applicant that was located in and registered for use in another state during the same calendar year shall be entitled to the same reduction when registered in Indiana.
    (d) The owner of a vehicle who sells the vehicle in a year in which the owner has paid the tax imposed by this chapter shall receive a credit equal to the remainder of:
        (1) the tax paid for the vehicle; reduced by
        (2) ten percent (10%) for each full or partial calendar month that has elapsed in the registrant's annual registration year before the date of the sale.
The credit shall be applied to the tax due on any other vehicle purchased or subsequently registered by the owner in the same registrant's annual registration year. If the credit is not fully used and the amount of the credit remaining is at least four dollars ($4), the owner is entitled to a refund in the amount of the unused credit. The owner must pay a fee of three dollars ($3) to the bureau to cover costs of providing the refund, which may be deducted from the refund. The bureau shall issue the refund. The bureau shall transfer to the bureau of motor vehicles commission three dollars ($3) of the fee to cover the commission's costs in processing the refund. To claim the credit and refund provided by this subsection, the owner of the vehicle must present to the bureau proof of sale of the vehicle.
    (e) Subject to the requirements of subsection (g), the owner of a vehicle that is destroyed in a year in which the owner has paid the tax imposed by this chapter, which vehicle is not replaced by a replacement vehicle for which a credit is issued under this section, shall receive a refund in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the tax paid for each full calendar month remaining in the registrant's annual registration year after the date of destruction, but only upon presentation or return to the bureau of the following:
        (1) A request for refund on a form furnished by the bureau.


        (2) A statement of proof of destruction on an affidavit furnished by the bureau.
        (3) The license plate plates from the vehicle.
        (4) The registration from the vehicle.
However, the refund may not exceed ninety percent (90%) of the tax paid on the destroyed vehicle. The amount shall be refunded by a warrant issued by the auditor of the county that received the excise tax revenue and shall be paid out of the special account created for settlement of the excise tax collections under IC 6-6-5-10. section 10 of this chapter. For purposes of this subsection, a vehicle is considered destroyed if the cost of repair of damages suffered by the vehicle exceeds the vehicle's fair market value.
    (f) If the name of the owner of a vehicle is legally changed and the change has caused a change in the owner's annual registration date, the excise tax liability of the owner shall be adjusted as follows:
        (1) If the name change requires the owner to register sooner than the owner would have been required to register if there had been no name change, the owner shall, at the time the name change is reported, be authorized a refund from the county treasurer in the amount of the product of:
            (A) ten percent (10%) of the owner's last preceding annual excise tax liability; and
            (B) the number of full calendar months between the owner's new regular annual registration month and the next succeeding regular annual registration month that is based on the owner's former name.
        (2) If the name change required the owner to register later than the owner would have been required to register if there had been no name change, the vehicle shall be subject to excise tax for the period between the month in which the owner would have been required to register if there had been no name change and the new regular annual registration month in the amount of the product of:
            (A) ten percent (10%) of the owner's excise tax liability computed as of the time the owner would have been required to register if there had been no name change; and
            (B) the number of full calendar months between the month in which the owner would have been required to register if there had been no name change and the owner's new regular annual registration month.
    (g) In order to claim a credit under subsection (e) for a vehicle that is destroyed, the owner of the vehicle must present to the bureau of motor vehicles a valid registration for the vehicle within ninety (90)

days of the date that it was destroyed. The bureau shall then fix the amount of the credit that the owner is entitled to receive.

SOURCE: IC 6-6-5-12; (03)IN1793.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 6-6-5-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 12. The registration of any vehicle registered without payment of the excise tax imposed by this chapter is void, and the bureau shall take possession of the registration certificate, license plate, plates, and other evidence of registration until the owner has paid the delinquent excise taxes and an additional fee of ten dollars ($10) to compensate the bureau for the additional duties performed by it.
SOURCE: IC 9-14-5-7; (03)IN1793.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 9-14-5-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. A placard issued under this chapter must be displayed on the dashboard of a motor vehicle that is parked in a parking space reserved for persons with physical disabilities under this chapter unless the motor vehicle bears a license plate plates for a person with a disability issued under IC 9-18-22, a disabled veteran's license plate plates issued under IC 9-18-18, or an equivalent parking permit issued under the laws of another state. If a placard is lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed, the bureau shall provide a duplicate placard upon the application of the person who was issued the placard.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-4.5; (03)IN1793.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 9-18-2-4.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.150-2001, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4.5. (a) Upon payment of the annual registration fee under IC 9-29-5, and any applicable commercial vehicle excise tax under IC 6-6-5.5, the bureau may issue a set of license plate plates for each commercial vehicle registered to the registered owner of at least twenty-five (25) commercial vehicles. The set of license plate plates issued under this section for a commercial vehicle is valid for five (5) years.
    (b) If the registered owner of at least twenty-five (25) commercial vehicles submits the application of registration for the commercial vehicles on an aggregate basis by electronic means, the bureau shall issue a certificate of registration that shall be carried at all times in the vehicle for which it is issued.
    (c) The registration for a commercial vehicle is void when the registered owner:
        (1) sells;
        (2) disposes of; or
        (3) does not renew the registration of;
the commercial vehicle. Neither the certificate of registration nor the plate plates may be transferred to another vehicle.
    (d) This section does not relieve the owner of the vehicle from payment of any applicable commercial vehicle excise tax under IC 6-6-5.5 on a yearly basis.
    (e) The bureau shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to administer this section.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-8; (03)IN1793.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 9-18-2-8, AS AMENDED BY P.L.176-2001, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8. (a) The bureau shall register vehicles under the schedule in this section.
    (b) This subsection applies to a vehicle that is not a motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer. A person who owns a vehicle shall receive a two (2) license plate, plates, two (2) renewal tag, tags, or other indicia upon registration of the vehicle. The bureau may determine the device required to be displayed.
    (c) A person who owns a motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer shall receive a license plate, renewal tag, or other indicia upon registration of the motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer. The bureau may determine the device required to be displayed.
     (d) A corporation shall register, before February 1 of each year, the following vehicles that are owned by the corporation:
        (1) A passenger motor vehicle that is not regularly rented to others for not more than twenty-nine (29) days in the regular course of the corporation's business.
        (2) A recreational vehicle.
        (3) A motorcycle.
        (4) A truck that:
            (A) is not regularly rented to others for not more than twenty-nine (29) days in the regular course of the corporation's business; and
            (B) has a declared gross weight of not more than eleven thousand (11,000) pounds.
    (d) (e) A corporation that owns a:
        (1) passenger motor vehicle; or
        (2) truck that has a declared gross weight of not more than eleven thousand (11,000) pounds;
that is regularly rented to others for periods of not more than twenty-nine (29) days in the regular course of the corporation's business must register the passenger motor vehicle or truck before March 1 of each year.
    (e) (f) A person who owns a:
        (1) passenger motor vehicle;
        (2) recreational vehicle;
        (3) motorcycle; or
        (4) truck that has a declared gross weight of not more than eleven thousand (11,000) pounds;
that is not subject to the registration requirements under subsection (d) (e) shall register the passenger motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, or truck in conformance with the schedule set forth in subsection (f). (g).
    (f) (g) The following schedule applies to persons who own vehicles that are required to be registered under subsection (e): (f):
        (1) Persons whose last names begin with the letters A through BE shall register before February 16 of each year.
        (2) Persons whose last names begin with the letters BF through BZ shall register before March 1 of each year.
        (3) Persons whose last names begin with the letter C shall register before March 16 of each year.
        (4) Persons whose last names begin with the letter D shall register before April 1 of each year.
        (5) Persons whose last names begin with the letters E through F shall register before April 16 of each year.
        (6) Persons whose last names begin with the letter G shall register before May 1 of each year.
        (7) Persons whose last names begin with the letters HA through HN shall register before May 16 of each year.
        (8) Persons whose last names begin with the letters HO through I shall register before June 1 of each year.
        (9) Persons whose last names begin with the letters J through KM shall register before June 16 of each year.
        (10) Persons whose last names begin with the letters KN through L shall register before July 1 of each year.
        (11) Persons whose last names begin with the letters MA through ME shall register before July 16 of each year.
        (12) Persons whose last names begin with the letters MF through O shall register before August 1 of each year.
        (13) Persons whose last names begin with the letters P through Q shall register before August 16 of each year.
        (14) Persons whose last names begin with the letter R shall register before September 1 of each year.
        (15) Persons whose last names begin with the letters SA through SN shall register before September 16 of each year.
        (16) Persons whose last names begin with the letters SO through T shall register before October 1 of each year.
        (17) Persons whose last names begin with the letters U through WK shall register before October 16 of each year.
        (18) Persons whose last names begin with the letters WL through Z shall register before November 1 of each year.
    (g) (h) A person who owns a vehicle required to be registered under subsection (c), (d), or (e), or (f), and who desires to register the vehicle for the first time must apply to the bureau for a registration application form. The bureau shall do the following:
        (1) Administer the registration application form.
        (2) Issue: the
             (A) two (2) license plate. plates for a vehicle that is not a motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer; or
            (B) one (1) license plate for a motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer.

        (3) Collect the proper registration and service fees in accordance with the procedure established by the bureau.
    (h) (i) The bureau shall issue a semipermanent plate under section 30 of this chapter, or:
        (1) an annual renewal tag; or
        (2) other indicia;
to be affixed on the semipermanent plate.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-8.2; (03)IN1793.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 9-18-2-8.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8.2. A section in this title that refers to the issuance of "a set" of license plates for a motor vehicle also applies to the issuance of one (1) license plate for a motorcycle if the type of license plate to which the section refers is available for a motorcycle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-10; (03)IN1793.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 9-18-2-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 10. Except as provided in section 18 of this chapter, a certificate of registration of a motor vehicle, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle and a set of license plate plates for a motor vehicle, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle, whether original issues or duplicates, may not be issued or furnished by the bureau unless the person applying for the certificate of registration:
        (1) applies at the same time for and is granted a certificate of title for the motor vehicle, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle; or
        (2) presents satisfactory evidence that a certificate of title has been previously issued to the person that covers the motor vehicle, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-18; (03)IN1793.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 9-18-2-18 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 18. The department of

state revenue may issue a certificate of registration or a set of license plate plates for a vehicle that is:
        (1) subject to registration under apportioned registration of the International Registration Plan; and
        (2) based and titled in a state other than Indiana subject to the conditions of the plan.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-19; (03)IN1793.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 9-18-2-19 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 19. (a) A person who owns or leases a vehicle required to be registered under the International Registration Plan shall receive an apportioned plate set of plates and cab card as determined by the department of state revenue. The department of state revenue may accept applications on a schedule to be set under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2.
    (b) A distinctive cab card:
        (1) shall be issued for a vehicle registered under the International Registration Plan; and
        (2) must be carried in the vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-23; (03)IN1793.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 9-18-2-23 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 23. (a) This section does not apply to a vehicle registered as a recovery vehicle under IC 9-18-13.
    (b) A transport operator may, instead of registering each motor vehicle transported, make a verified application upon a form prescribed by the bureau and furnished by the bureau for a general distinctive registration number for all motor vehicles transported by the transport operator and used and operated for the purposes provided. The application must contain the following:
        (1) A brief description of each style or type of motor vehicle transported.
        (2) The name and address, including the county of residence, of the transport operator.
        (3) Any other information the bureau requires.
    (c) The bureau, upon receiving:
        (1) an application for a set of transport operator license plate; plates; and
        (2) the proper fee;
shall issue to the person who submitted the application and fee two (2) certificates of registration and the license plates with numbers corresponding to the numbers of the certificates of registration. A transport operator may obtain as many additional pairs of license plates as desired upon application and the payment to the bureau of the fee prescribed under IC 9-29 for each pair of additional license plates.
    (d) A License plate plates or a sign other than those furnished and approved by the bureau may not be used.
    (e) A Transport operator license plate plates may not be used on a vehicle used or operated on a highway, except for the purpose of transporting vehicles in transit. A person may haul other vehicles or parts of vehicles in transit in the same combination.
    (f) A transport operator may not operate a vehicle or any combination of vehicles in excess of the size and weight limits specified by law.
    (g) A License plate plates shall be displayed on the front and rear of each combination, and if only one (1) motor vehicle is transported, a license plate shall be displayed on both the front and rear of the motor vehicle.
    (h) The bureau may adopt rules to prescribe the conditions under which transport operator license plates may be issued to a transport operator who has been convicted of violating this section until the bureau issues the transport operator a new license plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-26; (03)IN1793.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 9-18-2-26 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 26. (a) License plates shall be displayed as follows:
        (1) For a motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer, or recreational vehicle, upon the rear of the vehicle.
        (2) For a farm tractor or tractor, upon the front and rear of the vehicle.
        (3) For every other vehicle, upon the front and rear of the vehicle.
    (b) A license plate shall be securely fastened, in a horizontal position, to the vehicle for which the plate is issued:
        (1) to prevent the license plate from swinging;
        (2) at a height of at least twelve (12) inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of the license plate;
        (3) in a place and position that are clearly visible;
        (4) maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible; and
        (5) not obstructed or obscured by tires, bumpers, accessories, or other opaque objects.
    (c) The bureau may adopt rules the bureau considers advisable to enforce the proper mounting and securing of license plates on vehicles consistent with this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-30; (03)IN1793.1.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 9-18-2-30 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 30. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the bureau shall issue to the owner of each

vehicle subject to registration one (1) two (2) license plate plates upon the registration of the vehicle.
     (b) The bureau shall issue to the owner of each motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer subject to registration one (1) license plate upon the registration of the motorcycle, trailer, yard tractor, or semitrailer.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-31; (03)IN1793.1.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 9-18-2-31 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 31. A License plate plates issued by the bureau under section 30 of this chapter:
        (1) remains remain the property of the bureau; and
        (2) may be revoked, canceled, or repossessed as provided by law.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-33; (03)IN1793.1.17. -->     SECTION 17. IC 9-18-2-33 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 33. (a) When issuing a license plate for a truck or trailer or a set of license plates for a truck, the bureau shall issue a letter or other suitable designation as determined by the bureau to each applicant for registration of the truck or trailer that indicates the following:
        (1) The type of vehicle that is registered.
        (2) The gross weight of the load that may be hauled by the vehicle, including the unladen weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service.
    (b) The letter or other designation shall be displayed on the license plate or plates or on the truck or trailer, as determined by the bureau, in accordance with the display of license plates as provided in this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-36; (03)IN1793.1.18. -->     SECTION 18. IC 9-18-2-36 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 36. A License plate plates issued for a passenger car must display a numeral that indicates the county in which the passenger car was registered.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-38; (03)IN1793.1.19. -->     SECTION 19. IC 9-18-2-38 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 38. A License plate plates issued under this chapter remains remain valid if the person who registered the passenger motor vehicle or recreational vehicle changes the person's county of residence during the term of the license plate. plates. A person who registers a passenger motor vehicle or recreational vehicle and who changes the person's county of residence may, at the time of reregistration:
        (1) retain the license plate plates originally issued; or
        (2) request a new license plate, plates at no additional cost to the person, indicating the person's new county of residence.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-43; (03)IN1793.1.20. -->     SECTION 20. IC 9-18-2-43 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 43. (a) Notwithstanding

any law to the contrary but except as provided in subsection (b), a law enforcement officer authorized to enforce motor vehicle laws who discovers a vehicle required to be registered under this article that does not have the proper certificate of registration or license plate or plates:
        (1) shall take the vehicle into the officer's custody; and
        (2) may cause the vehicle to be taken to and stored in a suitable place until:
            (A) the legal owner of the vehicle can be found; or
            (B) the proper certificate of registration and license plate or plates have been procured.
    (b) A law enforcement officer who discovers a vehicle in violation of the registration provisions of this article has discretion in the impoundment of any of the following:
        (1) Perishable commodities.
        (2) Livestock.
    (c) A person who recklessly violates this section commits a Class A misdemeanor.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-47; (03)IN1793.1.21. -->     SECTION 21. IC 9-18-2-47, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2002, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 47. (a) The commissioner shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 prescribing the cycle for the issuance and replacement of license plates under this article. The rules adopted under this section shall provide that a license plate plates for a vehicle issued under this article is are valid for five (5) years.
    (b) The rules adopted under this section do not apply to:
        (1) low digit license plates issued under section 28 of this chapter;
        (2) truck license plates issued under section 4.5 or 18 of this chapter; and
        (3) general assembly and other state official license plates issued under IC 9-18-16.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-48; (03)IN1793.1.22. -->     SECTION 22. IC 9-18-2-48 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 48. (a) The commissioner may enter into a contract or an agreement authorizing a person to create and use a reproduction of a license plate plates issued under this article.
    (b) A person may not create or use a reproduction of a license plate plates issued under this article unless the creation or use of the reproduction is expressly authorized in writing by the commissioner. The commissioner may impose under IC 4-21.5 a civil penalty upon a person who violates this subsection. The amount of a civil penalty imposed under this subsection:
        (1) shall be determined by the commissioner; and
        (2) may not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
    (c) Money paid to the bureau as:
        (1) compensation to the state under a contract or an agreement entered into under subsection (a); or
        (2) a civil penalty imposed under subsection (b);
shall be collected and deposited according to IC 9-29-1-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-49; (03)IN1793.1.23. -->     SECTION 23. IC 9-18-2-49 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 49. (a) Notwithstanding IC 9-18-2-32, section 32 of this chapter, if a person is renewing the registration for a motor vehicle that needs a new license plate plates, the bureau may issue a temporary paper or cardboard license plate to the person for use on the motor vehicle.
    (b) A temporary license plate issued under subsection (a) is valid for thirty (30) days after the date of its issuance.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-3-3; (03)IN1793.1.24. -->     SECTION 24. IC 9-18-3-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. The bureau may issue a license plate plates under this chapter for a vehicle owned by the United States government.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-3-4; (03)IN1793.1.25. -->     SECTION 25. IC 9-18-3-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) A vehicle that is owned by an entity that is exempt from the payment of registration fees under section 1 of this chapter may be assigned permanent license plates and accompanying permanent registration cards.
    (b) The permanent license plates and permanent registration cards assigned under subsection (a) are in effect from the time the certificate of title for the vehicle is acquired by the person that owns the vehicle until the certificate of title is relinquished by the person, when the license plate plates removed is are subject to reassignment or destruction by the person.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-3-5; (03)IN1793.1.26. -->     SECTION 26. IC 9-18-3-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) A Confidential license plate plates for investigative purposes may be issued to a state agency upon the annual consent of the bureau or the Indiana department of administration.
    (b) Other investigative agencies may be issued confidential license plates for investigative purposes upon the annual consent of the superintendent of the state police.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-4-1; (03)IN1793.1.27. -->     SECTION 27. IC 9-18-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. The bureau may accept an application by mail for a license plate or set of plates for a:
        (1) motor vehicle;
        (2) semitrailer; or
        (3) recreational vehicle;
if the person applying for the license plate or plates has been issued a certificate of title for the motor vehicle, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle, unless excepted under IC 9-17-2-13 or IC 9-18-2-18.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-4-2; (03)IN1793.1.28. -->     SECTION 28. IC 9-18-4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. An application made by mail under section 1 of this chapter must be for a license plate or set of plates previously issued directly from the bureau to the applicant.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-4-5; (03)IN1793.1.29. -->     SECTION 29. IC 9-18-4-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) An application made through the United States mail is not required to be sworn to or notarized.
    (b) A person applying for a license plate or set of plates by mail may not make a false statement in the application for the license plate or plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-6-5; (03)IN1793.1.30. -->     SECTION 30. IC 9-18-6-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) Upon the disposition by sale or other means of a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, recreational vehicle, or motor home currently registered in Indiana, the license plate or plates from the disposed motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, recreational vehicle, or motor home may be:
        (1) transferred by the person who is the current registrant to any other vehicle of the same type acquired by the person; and
        (2) operated in Indiana for not more than thirty-one (31) days after the date the person acquires ownership of the vehicle.
    (b) The person who is the registrant must have in the person's possession a:
        (1) manufacturer's certificate of origin;
        (2) duly assigned certificate of title; or
        (3) notarized bill of sale;
indicating that the person is the owner of the vehicle to which the unexpired license plates are affixed.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-7-1.5; (03)IN1793.1.31. -->     SECTION 31. IC 9-18-7-1.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1.5. (a) This section applies to a temporary registration permit obtained:
        (1) for a vehicle that is manufactured in Indiana; and
        (2) by an individual who:
            (A) is a citizen of a foreign country; and
            (B) purchases a vehicle described in subdivision (1) with the intention of registering the vehicle in the foreign country of which the individual is a citizen.
    (b) A temporary registration permit issued under this section is valid

for ninety (90) days from the date of issuance and authorizes the use of the vehicle on the highways.
    (c) A temporary registration permit issued under this section shall be manufactured from the same material as a license plate plates issued under IC 9-18-2. The bureau shall prescribe the form of a temporary registration permit.
    (d) A temporary registration permit shall be displayed on a vehicle in a manner determined by the bureau.
    (e) Subject to IC 9-25-1-2, a temporary registration permit may be obtained under this section if the owner of the vehicle provides proof of financial responsibility in the amounts specified under IC 9-25 in a form required by the bureau.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-8-9; (03)IN1793.1.32. -->     SECTION 32. IC 9-18-8-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. (a) The bureau may not register a motor vehicle without an identification number or issue a license plate plates for the operation of a motor vehicle except as specified under this chapter.
    (b) This section does not prevent a manufacturer or a manufacturer's agent, other than a dealer, from doing the manufacturer's own numbering on motor vehicles of parts removed or changed and replacing the numbered parts.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-8-10; (03)IN1793.1.33. -->     SECTION 33. IC 9-18-8-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 10. (a) Before issuing a license plate or plates, the bureau shall require the person applying for the license plate or plates to sign a statement that the special identification number assigned to be placed on the motor vehicle has been put on in a workmanlike manner.
    (b) The statement described under subsection (a) shall be certified by:
        (1) a chief of police;
        (2) a sheriff; or
        (3) another convenient peace officer;
that the chief of police, sheriff, or peace officer has inspected the motor vehicle and found the identification number to be attached to the motor vehicle as required by this chapter.
    (c) This section does not prevent a manufacturer or a manufacturer's agent, other than a dealer, from doing the manufacturer's own numbering on motor vehicles of parts removed or changed and replacing the numbered parts.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-11-4; (03)IN1793.1.34. -->     SECTION 34. IC 9-18-11-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. The bureau shall:
        (1) register the intercity buses described and identified; and
        (2) issue:
            (A) a license plate; plates;
            (B) a distinctive sticker; or
            (C) another suitable identification device;
        for each bus described in the application;
upon payment of the appropriate fees for the application and for the license plates, stickers, or devices issued.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-12-2; (03)IN1793.1.35. -->     SECTION 35. IC 9-18-12-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) The bureau shall issue one (1) two (2) license plate plates to the person who owns an antique motor vehicle that is registered under this chapter.
    (b) A License plate plates for an antique motor vehicle shall be:
        (1) manufactured of embossed steel; and
        (2) painted a cream color.
    (c) The lettering imprinted on a license plate issued under this chapter shall:
        (1) be painted in red;
        (2) contain:
            (A) the registration number assigned to the registration certificate by the bureau; and
            (B) the words "Historic Motor Vehicle, State of Indiana"; and
        (3) indicate the year for which the antique motor vehicle has been registered.
    (d) Instead of issuing a new license plate plates each time that an antique motor vehicle is registered, the bureau may issue to the person who owns the antique motor vehicle a tag or sticker that indicates the year for which the motor vehicle has been registered.
    (e) A License plate plates issued under this chapter shall be securely attached to the front and rear of an antique motor vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-13-2; (03)IN1793.1.36. -->     SECTION 36. IC 9-18-13-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. A vehicle registered as a recovery vehicle is not required to display a transport operator license plate plates on either:
        (1) the recovery vehicle; or
        (2) the vehicle being towed by the recovery vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-13-6; (03)IN1793.1.37. -->     SECTION 37. IC 9-18-13-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. A recovery vehicle registered under this chapter may be registered under the International Registration Plan and be issued an apportioned license plate plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-14-1; (03)IN1793.1.38. -->     SECTION 38. IC 9-18-14-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. A person who owns a military vehicle may register the military vehicle under this chapter

instead of registering for a license plate plates issued for:
        (1) a vehicle under IC 9-18-2; or
        (2) an antique motor vehicle under IC 9-18-12.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-14-3; (03)IN1793.1.39. -->     SECTION 39. IC 9-18-14-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. If a person who owns a military vehicle registers the military vehicle under this chapter, the:
        (1) bureau shall not issue a license plate plates for the military vehicle; and
        (2) bureau shall authorize as a registration number the military vehicle identification number stenciled on the military vehicle in white or yellow letters and numbers in accordance with all pertinent military regulations.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-1; (03)IN1793.1.40. -->     SECTION 40. IC 9-18-15-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 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 or plates to be affixed to the vehicle for which registration is sought instead of the regular license plate or plates.
    (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 or plates 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);
may apply to the bureau for a personalized license plate or plates to be affixed to the vehicle for which registration is sought instead of the regular special recognition license plate or plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-2; (03)IN1793.1.41. -->     SECTION 41. IC 9-18-15-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) A Personalized license plate plates 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 plates are limited to the:
        (1) numerals 0 through 9; or
        (2) letters A through Z;
in a continuous combination of numbers and letters with at least two (2) positions.
    (c) A Personalized license plate plates may not be issued to duplicate a regularly issued plate. plates.
    (d) Only one (1) set of personalized plate, plates, without regard to classification of registration, may be issued by the bureau with the same configuration of numbers and letters.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-3; (03)IN1793.1.42. -->     SECTION 42. IC 9-18-15-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A set of personalized license plate plates may be issued only to the person registered as the owner or lessee of the vehicle on which the license plate plates will be displayed.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-4; (03)IN1793.1.43. -->     SECTION 43. IC 9-18-15-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) A person who applies for:
        (1) a set of personalized license plate; plates; or
        (2) the renewal of a set of personalized license plate plates in the subsequent period;
must file an application in the manner the bureau requires, indicating the combination of letters or numerals, or both, requested as a registration number.
    (b) The bureau may refuse to issue a combination of letters or numerals, or both, that:
        (1) carries a connotation offensive to good taste and decency; or
        (2) would be misleading.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-5; (03)IN1793.1.44. -->     SECTION 44. IC 9-18-15-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2002, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. A renewal of a set of personalized license plate plates must be completed by October 31 of the year before issuance of the personalized license plate plates or other indicia of renewal of registration as set forth in IC 9-18-2-8.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-6; (03)IN1793.1.45. -->     SECTION 45. IC 9-18-15-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2002, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) If a person who has been issued a set of personalized license plate plates renews the registration, the person's combination of numerals and letters is not available to another person until the following registration period.
    (b) If a person does not renew a set of personalized license plate plates by October 31 of the year before the year a new set of personalized license plate plates is to be issued, the combination of letters and numerals that was issued becomes available upon the application of a person qualifying under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-7; (03)IN1793.1.46. -->     SECTION 46. IC 9-18-15-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. If a person who has:
        (1) registered a vehicle; and
        (2) been issued a set of personalized license plate plates for the vehicle;
releases ownership of the registered vehicle without transferring the registration to another vehicle, the combination of numerals and letters does not become available until the following registration year.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-8; (03)IN1793.1.47. -->     SECTION 47. IC 9-18-15-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8. (a) If a person who has registered a vehicle and has been issued a set of personalized license plate plates for use on a leased vehicle
        (1) cancels the lease or
        (2) the lease expires during the registration year,
the person may transfer the registration to another vehicle eligible to be registered under this chapter.
    (b) A transfer of a set of license plate plates under subsection (a) must take place not more than thirty-one (31) days after the expiration of the lease.
    (c) The bureau may reissue the set of license plate plates with the combination of numerals and letters returned under subsection (a) upon receiving an application for registration under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-9; (03)IN1793.1.48. -->     SECTION 48. IC 9-18-15-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. A person who has registered a vehicle with the current year's license plate or plates and applies for a set of personalized license plate plates for the same vehicle shall surrender the regular license plate or plates and registration to the bureau when the set of personalized license plate plates is delivered to the person.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-10; (03)IN1793.1.49. -->     SECTION 49. IC 9-18-15-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2002, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 10. (a) In addition to the applicable excise tax imposed under IC 6-6-5, the regular registration fees, and any additional fee required to receive a special recognition license plate described in section 1(b) of this chapter, a person applying for or renewing the registration of a set of personalized license plate plates shall pay a personalized license plate fee and contribution upon an original application or registration renewal, as provided in section 5 of this chapter.
    (b) Each license branch shall collect the personalized license plate fee and contribution at the time of application or registration renewal for the set of personalized license plate. plates.
    (c) Upon the payment of the required fee, contribution, and service charges for an original application or renewal of a set of personalized license plate, plates, the bureau shall issue a receipt designating and acknowledging a state fee, a political contribution, and the service charge under IC 9-29.
    (d) The payment of regular registration fees and excise tax, if applicable, may be deferred until the time that the set of personalized license plate plates is delivered to the person who applied for the plate.
    (e) A license branch shall collect the service charge prescribed under IC 9-29 for each initial or renewal application for a set of personalized license plate plates as a reservation and special processing fee.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-11; (03)IN1793.1.50. -->     SECTION 50. IC 9-18-15-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 11. If a person who applies for a set of personalized license plate plates with a given configuration of letters or numbers is not able to obtain the license plate plates requested or a satisfactory alternative configuration, a license branch shall refund the entire fee to the person. However, a refund of a personalized license plate fee may not be made when the person who applies for the personalized license plate plates cancels the request.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-13; (03)IN1793.1.51. -->     SECTION 51. IC 9-18-15-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 13. (a) Revenue derived from the fees and contributions under section 10 of this chapter, except the part of the fee retained under section 10(e) of this chapter, shall be deposited with the treasurer of state in a special fund. The money from this fund remaining after the deduction provided for in subsection (d) shall be distributed monthly by the auditor of state in the following manner:
        (1) To any political party that cast at least five percent (5%) but less than thirty-three percent (33%) of the total vote of the state of all political parties at the last general election for the office of governor, as certified to the secretary of state under IC 3-12-5-6, the auditor of state shall distribute an amount from the special fund equal to the fractional amount of the vote cast in the last general election for the office of governor. Distribution of money from this fund shall be made to the treasurer of the state central committee of the political party.
        (2) The balance of the special fund remaining after distributions provided by subdivision (1) shall be distributed monthly by the auditor of state in equal amounts to the treasurers of the state central committees of the two (2) political parties that cast the highest and next highest number of votes statewide for governor in the last election.
    (b) The bureau shall provide to:
        (1) the treasurers of the respective state central committees; and
        (2) the auditor of state by the twentieth day of each month for the purpose of making the distributions under subsection (a);
a report defining the number of personalized license plates sold in each county, including the total dollar amount due the treasurers, during the

monthly period prescribed in subsection (a). In addition, the bureau shall provide to the treasurers information necessary to comply with IC 3-9.
    (c) Within thirty (30) days of receipt of money distributed under subsection (a), the treasurers of the respective state committees shall distribute to the treasurers of each county central committee of their respective parties an amount equal to one-half (1/2) of the distributions provided for in subsection (a)(2) that were collected during the quarterly period in that county.
    (d) The bureau shall deduct seven dollars ($7) for each original application and renewal application for a set of personalized plate plates and deposit the money in the motor vehicle highway account.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-15-15; (03)IN1793.1.52. -->     SECTION 52. IC 9-18-15-15, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2002, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 15. (a) Applications for personalized license plates shall be accepted at any time for initial issuance of the plates for the following year.
    (b) Notwithstanding IC 9-18-2-7 and IC 9-18-2-8, a person who is the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle who is issued a set of personalized license plate plates shall be required to register the vehicle before May 1 of each year.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-16-2; (03)IN1793.1.53. -->     SECTION 53. IC 9-18-16-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. A set of license plate plates issued to a member of the general assembly, a spouse of a member of the general assembly, and or a state elected official may be displayed on the following:
        (1) A passenger motor vehicle.
        (2) A recreational vehicle.
        (3) A motorcycle.
        (4) A truck that has a gross weight of not more than eleven thousand (11,000) pounds.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-17-1; (03)IN1793.1.54. -->     SECTION 54. IC 9-18-17-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the bureau shall issue license plates for a vehicle under IC 9-18-25 that designate the vehicle as being owned or leased by a former prisoner of war.
    (b) The bureau may issue one (1) or more sets of former prisoner of war license plates to the surviving spouse of a former prisoner of war.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-18-1; (03)IN1793.1.55. -->     SECTION 55. IC 9-18-18-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) A person may apply for, receive, and display a set of disabled veteran license plate plates on the person's vehicle for private and personal use if the person,

as the result of having served in the armed forces of the United States, has:
        (1) lost sight in both eyes or suffered permanent impairment of vision in both eyes to the extent of being eligible for service-connected compensation for the loss;
        (2) suffered the loss of one (1) or both feet or the permanent loss of use of one (1) or both feet;
        (3) suffered the loss of one (1) or both hands or the permanent loss of use of one (1) or both hands; or
        (4) a physical condition that precludes the person from walking without pain or difficulty.
    (b) An application for a set of disabled veteran license plate plates must be accompanied by a certificate from the:
        (1) United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
        (2) appropriate branch of the armed forces of the United States;
confirming the eligibility of the person submitting the application for the disabled veteran license plate. plates.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-18-2; (03)IN1793.1.56. -->     SECTION 56. IC 9-18-18-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) A person qualifying under section 1 of this chapter may not be charged the following:
        (1) A fee for parking in a metered space.
        (2) A penalty for parking in a metered space for longer than the time permitted.
    (b) This section does not authorize parking of a motor vehicle in places where parking is not allowed at any time when the prohibition is posted and authorized by ordinances in cities and towns or by order of the Indiana department of transportation.
    (c) A person other than the owner of the motor vehicle displaying a set of disabled veteran license plate plates authorized by this chapter is not entitled to the parking privileges authorized by this section.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-18-3; (03)IN1793.1.57. -->     SECTION 57. IC 9-18-18-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. The bureau:
        (1) may design and issue disabled veteran license plates to implement this chapter; and
        (2) shall administer this chapter relating to proper certification for a person applying for a set of disabled veteran license plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-18-5; (03)IN1793.1.58. -->     SECTION 58. IC 9-18-18-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. The disabled veteran license plates authorized under this chapter shall be issued by the bureau for any classification of vehicle required to be registered under

Indiana law but the license plate plates may not be used for commercial vehicles.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-18-6; (03)IN1793.1.59. -->     SECTION 59. IC 9-18-18-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. In the design of disabled veteran license plates, the bureau shall develop two (2) classes of license plates as follows:
        (1) Class I license plates that may only be issued to persons who are certified as having a one hundred percent (100%) service-connected disability.
        (2) Class II license plates for other persons qualified for a set of license plate plates under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-19-2; (03)IN1793.1.60. -->     SECTION 60. IC 9-18-19-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. A resident of Indiana who is a recipient of a Purple Heart decoration may apply for and receive one (1) or more sets of Purple Heart plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-19-3; (03)IN1793.1.61. -->     SECTION 61. IC 9-18-19-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A set of Purple Heart license plate plates must be displayed on a vehicle registered by a person described in section 2 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-20-3; (03)IN1793.1.62. -->     SECTION 62. IC 9-18-20-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) A resident of Indiana who is an active member of the Indiana Army or Air National Guard may apply for and receive one (1) or more sets of license plates under this chapter.
    (b) A person applying for a National Guard license plate plates under this chapter must demonstrate the person's status as an active member of the Indiana Army or Air National Guard by presenting the following with the person's application:
        (1) A current armed forces identification card.
        (2) A letter signed by the person's commanding officer identifying the person as a current active member.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-20-4; (03)IN1793.1.63. -->     SECTION 63. IC 9-18-20-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. An A set of Indiana National Guard license plate plates must be displayed on a vehicle legally registered by the a person described in section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-21-2; (03)IN1793.1.64. -->     SECTION 64. IC 9-18-21-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) A resident of Indiana who is an active member of the Indiana Guard Reserve may apply for and receive one (1) or more sets of Indiana Guard Reserve license plates.
    (b) A person applying for an a set of Indiana Guard Reserve license plate plates must demonstrate the person's status as an active member

of the Indiana Guard Reserve by presenting a current armed forces identification card.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-21-3; (03)IN1793.1.65. -->     SECTION 65. IC 9-18-21-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. An A set of Indiana Guard Reserve license plate plates must be displayed on a vehicle registered by the a person described under section 2 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-1; (03)IN1793.1.66. -->     SECTION 66. IC 9-18-22-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. The bureau shall issue a set of license plate plates or a decal for a person with a disability that designates a vehicle as a vehicle that is regularly used to transport a person who:
        (1) has been issued a permanent parking placard under IC 9-14-5;
        (2) has a permanent physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, walker, braces, or crutches;
        (3) has permanently lost the use of one (1) or both legs;
        (4) is certified by a physician having an unlimited license to practice medicine in Indiana to be severely and permanently restricted:
            (A) in mobility;
            (B) by a pulmonary or cardiovascular disability;
            (C) by an arthritic condition; or
            (D) by an orthopedic or a neurological impairment; or
        (5) is certified by an optometrist or ophthalmologist licensed to practice in Indiana to be:
            (A) blind (as defined in IC 12-7-2-21(2)); or
            (B) visually impaired (as defined in IC 12-7-2-198).
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-2; (03)IN1793.1.67. -->     SECTION 67. IC 9-18-22-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. The set of license plate plates or decal for a person with a disability must bear:
        (1) the official international wheelchair symbol;
        (2) a reasonable facsimile of the international wheelchair symbol; or
        (3) another symbol selected by the bureau;
to designate the vehicle as being used to transport a person with a disability.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-3; (03)IN1793.1.68. -->     SECTION 68. IC 9-18-22-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. The set of license plate plates or decal for a person with a disability may only be issued to the following:
        (1) A person with a disability.
        (2) A person who owns a vehicle that is:
            (A) frequently operated by a person with a disability; or
            (B) used to transport a person with a disability.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-4; (03)IN1793.1.69. -->     SECTION 69. IC 9-18-22-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. The set of license plate plates or decal for a person with a disability:
        (1) shall be assigned to a vehicle subject to registration under Indiana law; and
        (2) may be displayed only on a legally registered vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-5; (03)IN1793.1.70. -->     SECTION 70. IC 9-18-22-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. The motor vehicle bearing the a set of license plate plates or decal for a person with a disability may only be used by the person who has registered the motor vehicle for private and personal purposes.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-22-6; (03)IN1793.1.71. -->     SECTION 71. IC 9-18-22-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) A person who knowingly and falsely professes to have the qualifications to obtain a set of license plate plates or a decal for a person with a disability under this chapter commits a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) A person who owns a vehicle bearing a set of license plate plates or a decal for a person with a disability when the person knows the person is not entitled to the license plate plates or decal for a person with a disability under this chapter commits a Class C misdemeanor.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-23-1; (03)IN1793.1.72. -->     SECTION 72. IC 9-18-23-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. The bureau shall issue a set of license plate plates to a person who:
        (1) owns a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle;
        (2) is a resident of Indiana; and
        (3) holds an unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio station and operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission;
upon receiving an application accompanied by proof of ownership of the amateur radio station and operator's license.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-23-2; (03)IN1793.1.73. -->     SECTION 73. IC 9-18-23-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) The bureau shall design and manufacture amateur radio operator license plates as needed to administer this chapter.
    (b) A set of license plate plates issued under this chapter shall be imprinted with the official amateur radio call letters assigned to the applicant by the Federal Communications Commission.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-24-1; (03)IN1793.1.74. -->     SECTION 74. IC 9-18-24-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. The bureau may issue a civic event license plate plates for use in promoting civic events

that the bureau finds beneficial to the state or to a unit (as defined in IC 36-1-2-23).

SOURCE: IC 9-18-24-2; (03)IN1793.1.75. -->     SECTION 75. IC 9-18-24-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) A Civic event license plate plates issued under this chapter is are supplemental to a license plate plates displayed on a vehicle otherwise registered or in a manufacturer's or dealer's inventory.
    (b) Proof:
        (1) of registration; or
        (2) for a manufacturer or dealer, of ownership;
must be in the vehicle at all times.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-24-3; (03)IN1793.1.76. -->     SECTION 76. IC 9-18-24-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. The bureau may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish the following:
        (1) The term of a civic event license plate. plates.
        (2) The qualifications of a person applying for a civic event license plate. plates.
        (3) The conditions that apply to the use of a civic event license plate. plates.
        (4) The fee for a civic event license plate, plates, which must be reasonably related to the cost to the bureau for the manufacture and distribution of the plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-24-4; (03)IN1793.1.77. -->     SECTION 77. IC 9-18-24-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. A person who operates a vehicle that displays a one (1) or two (2) civic event plate plates without proof of registration or ownership commits a Class C infraction.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-1.6; (03)IN1793.1.78. -->     SECTION 78. IC 9-18-25-1.6, AS ADDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 11, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1.6. Section 14 of this chapter does not apply to a Pearl Harbor survivor license plate plates issued under IC 9-18-25-2(3). section 2 of this chapter and IC 9-18-45.8-3.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-1.7; (03)IN1793.1.79. -->     SECTION 79. IC 9-18-25-1.7, AS ADDED BY P.L.225-1999, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1.7. Sections 14, 15, and 16 of this chapter do not apply to a college or university special group recognition license plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-3; (03)IN1793.1.80. -->     SECTION 80. IC 9-18-25-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The design of a special group recognition license plate issued under this chapter must be a distinct design and include an emblem that identifies the vehicle as being registered to a person who is a member of a special group.
    (b) A Special group license plate plates must be treated with special reflective material designed to increase the visibility and legibility of the special group license plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-7; (03)IN1793.1.81. -->     SECTION 81. IC 9-18-25-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. A Special group recognition license plate plates issued under this chapter may be displayed on the following:
        (1) A passenger motor vehicle.
        (2) A truck registered as a truck with a declared gross weight of not more than eleven thousand (11,000) pounds.
        (3) A recreational vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-9; (03)IN1793.1.82. -->     SECTION 82. IC 9-18-25-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. A person who owns a motor vehicle registered under this chapter may transfer the set of special group recognition license plate plates from the motor vehicle to another motor vehicle eligible to be registered under this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-12; (03)IN1793.1.83. -->     SECTION 83. IC 9-18-25-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 12. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), a vehicle bearing a set of special group recognition license plate plates issued under this chapter may be used only for private and personal purposes.
    (b) A person who does not qualify for the special group recognition license plate plates may not display a special group recognition license plate plates on a vehicle the person is required to register.
    (c) A vehicle:
        (1) owned by a corporation (as defined in IC 6-5.5-1-6), a municipal corporation (as defined in IC 36-1-2-10), a partnership (as defined in IC 6-3-1-19), or a sole proprietor; and
        (2) bearing an a set of environmental license plate plates issued under IC 9-18-29;
may be used for any lawful purpose.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-29-3; (03)IN1793.1.84. -->     SECTION 84. IC 9-18-29-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of environmental license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an environmental license plate plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-29-4; (03)IN1793.1.85. -->     SECTION 85. IC 9-18-29-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) The fee for an a set of environmental license plate plates is as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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 of motor vehicles commission.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-29-6; (03)IN1793.1.86. -->     SECTION 86. IC 9-18-29-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) A corporation (as defined in IC 6-5.5-1-6), a municipal corporation (as defined in IC 36-1-2-10), a partnership (as defined in IC 6-3-1-19), or a sole proprietor that registers a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of environmental license plate plates under this chapter.
    (b) A corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor must comply with section 3 of this chapter to receive an a set of environmental license plate. plates.
    (c) This subsection applies only to a license plate issued under IC 9-18-3-5(b). If an officer or employee of a municipal corporation requests an a set of environmental license plate plates for a vehicle that is assigned to or customarily used by the officer or employee, the officer or employee is responsible for paying the annual fee for the set of environmental license plate plates under section 4(2) of this chapter, the annual supplemental fee under IC 9-29-5-38, and all annual registration fees under IC 9-29-1-4, IC 9-29-3-17, IC 9-29-5-1, and IC 9-29-5-3.
    (d) Notwithstanding subsection (c):
        (1) an a set of environmental license plate plates that is issued under this section; and
        (2) all fees and taxes that have been paid to have the plate set of plates issued;
are considered issued to and paid by the corporation, municipal corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor that registered the vehicle for which the plate set of plates was issued, and the corporation, municipal corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor is entitled to retain possession of the plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-30-3; (03)IN1793.1.87. -->     SECTION 87. IC 9-18-30-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. After December 31, 1994, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of children's trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a set of children's trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-30-4; (03)IN1793.1.88. -->     SECTION 88. IC 9-18-30-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) The fee for a set

of children's trust license plate plates is as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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 of motor vehicles commission.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-30-6; (03)IN1793.1.89. -->     SECTION 89. IC 9-18-30-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) This section applies only to a set of license plate plates issued under IC 9-18-3-5(b).
    (b) A municipal corporation (as defined in IC 36-1-2-10) that registers a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of children's trust license plate plates under this chapter.
    (c) If an officer or employee of a municipal corporation requests a set of children's trust license plate plates for a vehicle that is assigned to or customarily used by the officer or employee, the officer or employee is responsible for paying the annual fee for the children's trust license plate plates under section 4(a)(2) of this chapter, the annual supplemental fee under IC 9-29-5-38, and all annual registration fees under IC 9-29-1-4, IC 9-29-3-17, IC 9-29-5-1, and IC 9-29-5-3.
    (d) Notwithstanding subsection (c):
        (1) a set of children's trust license plate plates that is issued under this section; and
        (2) all fees and taxes that have been paid to have the plate plates issued;
are considered issued to and paid by the municipal corporation that registered the vehicle for which the license plate was plates were issued, and the municipal corporation is entitled to retain possession of the license plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-31-3; (03)IN1793.1.90. -->     SECTION 90. IC 9-18-31-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. An A set of education license plate plates designed under IC 9-18-25 must include the following:
        (1) A basic design for the plate, plates, 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 plates as an education license plate. plates.
        (3) Any other information the bureau considers necessary.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-31-4; (03)IN1793.1.91. -->     SECTION 91. IC 9-18-31-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. A person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of education license plate plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an the set of education license

plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 5 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-31-5; (03)IN1793.1.92. -->     SECTION 92. IC 9-18-31-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) The fee for an a set of education license plate plates is as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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 bureau shall require a person who purchases an a set of education license plate plates under this chapter to designate the Indiana school corporation the person wants to receive the fee that the person pays under subsection (a)(2).
SOURCE: IC 9-18-32.2-2; (03)IN1793.1.93. -->     SECTION 93. IC 9-18-32.2-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of drug free Indiana trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a set of drug free Indiana trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-32.2-3; (03)IN1793.1.94. -->     SECTION 94. IC 9-18-32.2-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for a set of drug free Indiana trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected by the bureau.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-33-2; (03)IN1793.1.95. -->     SECTION 95. IC 9-18-33-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana FFA trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana FFA trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-33-3; (03)IN1793.1.96. -->     SECTION 96. IC 9-18-33-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana FFA trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected

by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-34-3; (03)IN1793.1.97. -->     SECTION 97. IC 9-18-34-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A person who is an Indiana firefighter and who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive at least one (1) set of Indiana firefighter license plate plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana firefighter license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-34-4; (03)IN1793.1.98. -->     SECTION 98. IC 9-18-34-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. The fee for an a set of Indiana firefighter license plate plates is the appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-35-2; (03)IN1793.1.99. -->     SECTION 99. IC 9-18-35-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. The bureau shall design and issue an Indiana food bank trust license plate. The plates. Indiana food bank trust license plate plates must be designed and issued as a special group recognition license plate plates under IC 9-18-25.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-35-3; (03)IN1793.1.100. -->     SECTION 100. IC 9-18-35-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana food bank trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana food bank trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-35-4; (03)IN1793.1.101. -->     SECTION 101. IC 9-18-35-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) The fee for an a set of Indiana food bank trust license plate plates is as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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 Indiana food bank trust fund established by section 5 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-35-5; (03)IN1793.1.102. -->     SECTION 102. IC 9-18-35-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) The Indiana food bank trust fund is established.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the Indiana food bank trust fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the Indiana food bank trust fund in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the Indiana food bank trust fund.
    (c) The bureau shall administer the Indiana food bank trust fund. Expenses of administering the Indiana food bank trust fund shall be paid from money in the Indiana food bank trust fund.
    (d) On June 30 of each year, the bureau shall distribute money in the fund attributable to a recipient of an a set of Indiana food bank trust license plate plates to the Gleaners food bank trust license plate plates committee that is composed of representatives of each food bank located in Indiana.
    (e) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-36-2; (03)IN1793.1.103. -->     SECTION 103. IC 9-18-36-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana girl scouts trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana girl scouts trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-36-3; (03)IN1793.1.104. -->     SECTION 104. IC 9-18-36-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana girl scouts trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-37-2; (03)IN1793.1.105. -->     SECTION 105. IC 9-18-37-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana boy scouts trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana boy scouts trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-37-3; (03)IN1793.1.106. -->     SECTION 106. IC 9-18-37-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an

a set of Indiana boy scouts trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-38-3; (03)IN1793.1.107. -->     SECTION 107. IC 9-18-38-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. A person who is an Indiana retired armed forces member and who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive at least one (1) set of Indiana retired armed forces member license plate plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana retired armed forces member license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the appropriate fee under section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-38-4; (03)IN1793.1.108. -->     SECTION 108. IC 9-18-38-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. The fee for an a set of Indiana retired armed forces member license plate plates is the appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-39-2; (03)IN1793.1.109. -->     SECTION 109. IC 9-18-39-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana antique car museum trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana antique car museum trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-39-3; (03)IN1793.1.110. -->     SECTION 110. IC 9-18-39-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana antique car museum trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-40-2; (03)IN1793.1.111. -->     SECTION 111. IC 9-18-40-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of D.A.R.E. Indiana trust license plate plates

under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a set of D.A.R.E. Indiana trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-40-3; (03)IN1793.1.112. -->     SECTION 112. IC 9-18-40-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for a set of D.A.R.E. Indiana trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-41-2; (03)IN1793.1.113. -->     SECTION 113. IC 9-18-41-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana arts trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana arts trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-41-3; (03)IN1793.1.114. -->     SECTION 114. IC 9-18-41-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana arts trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the Indiana arts commission trust fund established under IC 4-23-2.5-4.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-42-2; (03)IN1793.1.115. -->     SECTION 115. IC 9-18-42-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana health trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana health trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-42-3; (03)IN1793.1.116. -->     SECTION 116. IC 9-18-42-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana health trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-43-2; (03)IN1793.1.117. -->     SECTION 117. IC 9-18-43-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana mental health trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana mental health trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-43-3; (03)IN1793.1.118. -->     SECTION 118. IC 9-18-43-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana mental health trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-44-2; (03)IN1793.1.119. -->     SECTION 119. IC 9-18-44-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive an a set of Indiana Native American trust license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for an a set of Indiana Native American trust license plate. plates.
        
(2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-44-3; (03)IN1793.1.120. -->     SECTION 120. IC 9-18-44-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for an a set of Indiana Native American trust license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
    (b) The annual fee referred to in subsection (a)(2) must be collected by the bureau.
    (c) The annual fee described in subsection (a)(2) must be deposited in the fund established by section 4 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-45-2; (03)IN1793.1.121. -->     SECTION 121. IC 9-18-45-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.178-1999,

SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. After December 31, 1999, a person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of safety first license plate plates under this chapter upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a set of safety first license plate. plates.
        (2) Paying the fees under section 3 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 9-18-45-3; (03)IN1793.1.122. -->     SECTION 122. IC 9-18-45-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.178-1999, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) The fees for a set of safety first license plate plates are as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a). IC 9-29-5-38.
        (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 funds established under IC 10-9-3-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-46.2-4; (03)IN1793.1.123. -->     SECTION 123. IC 9-18-46.2-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. A person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title is eligible to receive a set of state educational institution trust license plate plates upon doing the following:
        (1) Completing an application for a set of state educational institution trust license plate. plates.
        (2) Designating the state educational institution trust special group license plate desired.
        (3) Paying the fees under section 5 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-46.2-5; (03)IN1793.1.124. -->     SECTION 124. IC 9-18-46.2-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.222-1999, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. The fee for a set of state educational institution trust license plate plates is as follows:
        (1) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38.
        (2) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) collected by the bureau.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-46.2-6; (03)IN1793.1.125. -->     SECTION 125. IC 9-18-46.2-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.261-2001, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) This section applies with regard to a set of state educational institution trust license plate plates supporting a state educational institution in a year following a year:
        (1) in which at least ten thousand (10,000) sets of the state educational institution trust license plates are sold or renewed;

and
        (2) beginning after December 31, 1998.
    (b) The treasurer of state shall establish a special account within a trust fund for each state educational institution described in subsection (a)(1).
    (c) The bureau shall require a person who purchases a set of state educational institution trust license plate plates under this section to designate the state educational institution the person chooses to receive the annual fee that the person pays under section 5(2) of this chapter as the corresponding state educational institution designated in section 4 of this chapter.
    (d) The treasurer of state shall deposit the annual fee collected under section 5(2) of this chapter into a special account within a trust fund for the state educational institution designated by the purchaser in subsection (c).
    (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the special account not distributed in the same manner as other public trust funds are invested. Interest that accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the special account.
    (f) The auditor of state monthly shall distribute the money from the special account to the state educational institution's authorized alumni association.
    (g) Money in the special account at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (h) The bureau shall maintain a sufficient supply of the sets of state educational institution trust license plates in each branch and partial service walk-up location to provide a plate set of plates to a purchaser at the time of sale.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-1-1; (03)IN1793.1.126. -->     SECTION 126. IC 9-29-1-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. Except as provided in sections 2 through 4 4.5 of this chapter, all money collected by the bureau under IC 9-14-5, IC 9-18-2, IC 9-18-5, IC 9-18-6, IC 9-18-7, IC 9-18-9, IC 9-18-10, IC 9-18-11, IC 9-18-16, IC 9-24-3, IC 9-24-4, IC 9-24-5, IC 9-24-7, IC 9-24-8, IC 9-24-10, IC 9-24-11, IC 9-24-12, IC 9-24-13, and IC 9-24-14 shall be deposited daily with the treasurer of state and credited to the motor vehicle highway account established under IC 8-14-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-1-4.5; (03)IN1793.1.127. -->     SECTION 127. IC 9-29-1-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4.5. All money collected by the bureau from any increase in motor vehicle registration fees under IC 9-29-5-42.5 shall be deposited daily with the treasurer of state

and credited to the motor vehicle replating fund established by IC 9-29-5-42.7.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-1-6; (03)IN1793.1.128. -->     SECTION 128. IC 9-29-1-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. If a person who holds a certificate of registration and a set of license plate plates under this title has:
        (1) been charged by the bureau a fee higher than that required by law; and
        (2) has paid the higher fee;
the person shall be refunded the amount of the overcharge by a warrant issued by the auditor of state drawn on the treasurer of state after the person presents a request for the refund of the overcharge on a form furnished by the bureau. The amount of the refund shall be charged to the motor vehicle highway account, if collected and deposited as provided in section 1 of this chapter, and from the motor vehicle replating fund, if collected and deposited as provided in section 4.5 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-1-7; (03)IN1793.1.129. -->     SECTION 129. IC 9-29-1-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. If a person who owns a motor vehicle has interchangeable bodies for the motor vehicle that may be classified as:
        (1) a passenger car or motor bus; and
        (2) a truck;
the person shall pay the higher fee and display the license plate plates issued for that class.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-3-15; (03)IN1793.1.130. -->     SECTION 130. IC 9-29-3-15 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 15. The service charge for each set of personalized license plate plates issued under IC 9-18 is three dollars ($3).
SOURCE: IC 9-29-5-27; (03)IN1793.1.131. -->     SECTION 131. IC 9-29-5-27 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 27. The fee for a set of license plate, plates, sticker, or device issued for each proportionally registered bus is one dollar ($1).
SOURCE: IC 9-29-5-32; (03)IN1793.1.132. -->     SECTION 132. IC 9-29-5-32 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 32. The fee for a set of personalized license plate plates under IC 9-18-15 is as follows:
        (1) The applicable excise tax imposed under IC 6-6-5.
        (2) The regular vehicle registration fee imposed under this chapter.
        (3) A state fee of seven dollars ($7).
        (4) A political contribution of thirty dollars ($30).
SOURCE: IC 9-29-5-42; (03)IN1793.1.133. -->     SECTION 133. IC 9-29-5-42 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 42. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), vehicles not subject to IC 9-18-2-8 shall be registered at one-half (1/2) of the regular rate, subject to IC 9-18-2-7, if the vehicle is registered after July 31 of any year. This subsection does not apply to the following:
        (1) A farm tractor used in transportation.
        (2) Special farm machinery.
        (3) Semitrailers registered on a five (5) year or permanent basis under IC 9-18-10-2.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), subsection (a) and IC 9-18-2-7 determine the registration fee for the registration of a vehicle subject to registration under IC 9-18-2-8(c), IC 9-18-2-8(d), and IC 9-18-2-8(e), and IC 9-18-2-8(f), and acquired by an owner subsequent to the date required for the annual registration of vehicles by an owner set forth in IC 9-18-2-8.
    (c) Subject to subsection (d), a vehicle subject to the International Registration Plan that is registered after September 30 shall be registered at a rate determined by the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the number of months before April 1 of the following year beginning with the date of registration. A partial month shall be rounded to one (1) month.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the STEP ONE result by one-twelfth (1/12).
        STEP THREE: Multiply the annual registration fee for the vehicle by the STEP TWO result.
    (d) If the department of state revenue adopts rules under IC 9-18-2-7 to implement staggered registration for motor vehicles subject to the International Registration Plan, a motor vehicle subject to the International Registration Plan that is registered after the date designated for registration of the motor vehicle in rules adopted under IC 9-17-2-7 shall be registered at a rate determined by the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the number of months before the motor vehicle must be re-registered. reregistered. A partial month shall be rounded to one (1) month.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the STEP ONE result by one-twelfth (1/12).
        STEP THREE: Multiply the annual registration fee for the vehicle by the STEP TWO result.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-5-42.5; (03)IN1793.1.134. -->     SECTION 134. IC 9-29-5-42.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 42.5. (a) Subject to subsections

(b) and (c) and with the approval of the commission, for the purpose of providing adequate and sufficient funds for the motor vehicle replating fund established by section 42.7 of this chapter, the bureau may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to increase the fee for registration of a motor vehicle under IC 9-18.
    (b) The amount of fees increased under this section shall be deposited into the motor vehicle replating fund established by section 42.7 of this chapter.
    (c) The bureau's authority to adopt rules under subsection (a) is subject to the condition that a fee increase must be uniform throughout all license branches and at all partial service locations in Indiana.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-5-42.7; (03)IN1793.1.135. -->     SECTION 135. IC 9-29-5-42.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 42.7. (a) The motor vehicle replating fund is established for the purpose of issuing an additional license plate for a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle replating fund consists of distributions received under section 42.5 of this chapter.
    (b) The motor vehicle replating fund shall be administered by the bureau. The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the motor vehicle replating fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the motor vehicle replating fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.
    (c) Money in the motor vehicle replating fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (d) There is continuously appropriated to the bureau the money in the fund for its use in carrying out the purposes of IC 9-18-2-4.5 and IC 9-18-2-8 subject to the approval of the budget agency. The bureau may use the money in the motor vehicle replating fund only to pay the costs resulting from the issuance of a second license plate under IC 9-18.

SOURCE: IC 9-30-4-1; (03)IN1793.1.136. -->     SECTION 136. IC 9-30-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. Upon any reasonable ground appearing on the records of the bureau, the bureau may do the following:
        (1) Suspend or revoke the current driving license of any person.
        (2) Suspend or revoke the certificate of registration and license plate or plates for any motor vehicle.
SOURCE: IC 9-30-4-7; (03)IN1793.1.137. -->     SECTION 137. IC 9-30-4-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. (a) A person whose:
        (1) operator's or chauffeur's license; or
        (2) certificate of registration or license plate or set of license plates;
has been suspended and has not been reinstated shall immediately return the license, certificate of registration, and license plate or plates to the bureau. A person who knowingly fails to comply with this requirement commits a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) The bureau may:
        (1) take possession of a license, a certificate of registration, or a license plate or set of plates upon the suspension; or
        (2) direct a law enforcement officer to take possession and return the license, certificate, or license plate or plates to the office of the bureau.
    (c) All law enforcement officers are authorized as agents of the bureau to seize the license, certificate of registration, and license plate or plates of a person who fails to surrender the license, certificate, or license plate or plates. A law enforcement officer shall notify the bureau of the seizure.
SOURCE: IC 9-30-11-7; (03)IN1793.1.138. -->     SECTION 138. IC 9-30-11-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 7. If the bureau suspends a motor vehicle registration under section 5 of this chapter, the bureau shall send a notice of the suspension to the clerk who sent the referral. Upon receipt of a notice, a clerk shall inform each of the law enforcement agencies that are listed on the referral of the following:
        (1) That the motor vehicle's registration has been suspended.
        (2) That any law enforcement agency may remove the license plate or plates of the motor vehicle fifteen (15) days after the motor vehicle's registration was suspended unless the judgments have been paid.
SOURCE: IC 20-9.1-4-8; (03)IN1793.1.139. -->     SECTION 139. IC 20-9.1-4-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8. Registration Plates, Application. When the owner of a school bus applies for a registration plate, he plates, the owner shall submit, with his the application, a certificate of inspection and safety issued under section 5 of this chapter. If the certificate does not accompany an owner's application, the bureau of motor vehicles shall not issue a registration plate. plates.
SOURCE: IC 20-9.1-4-9; (03)IN1793.1.140. -->     SECTION 140. IC 20-9.1-4-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. Registration Plates. (a) A school corporation, which owns a school bus or a special purpose bus and uses it to transport school children, is exempt from the payment of the annual registration fee for the bus. On application by a school corporation, the commissioner of motor vehicles shall furnish

registration number plates for exempted vehicles without charge. Application for registration of exempted vehicles shall be:
        (1) made whenever a newly acquired bus requires a registration number plate; plates;
        (2) made whenever a registration number plate is plates are transferred from one (1) school bus or special purpose bus owned by the school corporation to another school bus or special purpose bus owned by the school corporation;
        (3) made in the name of the school corporation which owns the vehicle to be registered; and
        (4) signed by the proper official of the school corporation.
    (b) An owner other than a school corporation, which owns a school bus or a special purpose bus and uses it to transport school children, is not exempt from annual registration or payment of the annual registration fee for school buses.

SOURCE: ; (03)IN1793.1.141. -->     SECTION 141. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) Notwithstanding the amendments to IC 5, IC 6, IC 9, and IC 20 by this act, an individual is not required to display or purchase a set of two (2) license plates before January 1, 2004.
     (b) This SECTION expires January 2, 2004.