January 28, 2005





SENATE BILL No. 79

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DIGEST OF SB 79 (Updated January 26, 2005 3:04 pm - DI 110)



Citations Affected: IC 9-18.

Synopsis: Intrastate commercial vehicle registration. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may adopt rules to issue staggered registration to intrastate commercial vehicles.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Wyss, Simpson, Antich-Carr




    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Transportation.
    January 27, 2005, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 28, 2005

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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SENATE BILL No. 79



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-18-2-7; (05)SB0079.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-18-2-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 7. (a) A person who owns a vehicle subject to registration shall register each vehicle owned by the person as follows:
        (1) A vehicle subject to section 8 of this chapter shall be registered under section 8.
        (2) Subject to subsection (g), a vehicle not subject to section 8 of this chapter or to the International Registration Plan shall be registered before:
            (A) March 1 of each year; or
            (B) an earlier date subsequent to January 1 of each year as set by the bureau.
        (3) School buses owned by a school corporation are exempt from annual registration but are subject to registration under IC 20-9.1-4.
        (4) Subject to subsection (f), a vehicle subject to the International Registration Plan shall be registered before April 1 of each year.
    (b) Registrations and re-registrations under this section are for the calendar year. Registration and re-registration for school buses owned by a school corporation may be for more than a calendar year.
    (c) License plates for a vehicle subject to this section may be displayed during:
        (1) the calendar year for which the vehicle is registered; and
        (2) the period of time:
            (A) subsequent to the calendar year; and
            (B) before the date that the vehicle must be re-registered.
    (d) A person who owns or operates a vehicle may not operate or permit the operation of a vehicle that:
        (1) is required to be registered under this chapter; and
        (2) has expired license plates.
    (e) If a vehicle that is required to be registered under this chapter has:
        (1) been operated on the highways; and
        (2) not been properly registered under this chapter;
the bureau shall, before the vehicle is re-registered, collect the registration fee that the owner of the vehicle would have paid if the vehicle had been properly registered.
    (f) The department of state revenue may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to issue staggered registration to motor vehicles subject to the International Registration Plan.
     (g) The bureau may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to issue staggered registration to motor vehicles described in subsection (a)(2).