Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1286
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-24-8-4; (06)HE1286.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-24-8-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in
subsections (c) and (d), the bureau shall:
(1) issue a motorcycle operator's license; or
(2) validate an operator's, a chauffeur's, or a public passenger
chauffeur's license for motorcycle operation upon a highway by
to a person who meets the conditions in subsection (b).
(b) A person must meet at least one (1) of the following conditions
to obtain a license or validation under subsection (a):
(1) Satisfactorily complete an approved motorcycle driver
education and training course and pass the written test required by
(2) Satisfactorily complete the written test, hold a motorcycle
learner's permit for at least thirty (30) days, and satisfactorily
complete the operational test.
(3) Hold a current motorcycle operator endorsement or license
from any other jurisdiction and successfully complete the written
(c) The bureau may not issue a motorcycle operator's license to an
individual less than sixteen (16) years and thirty (30) days of age.
(d) If an applicant for a motorcycle license or license endorsement
is less than eighteen (18) years of age, the bureau may not issue a
license or validate a license described in subsection (a)(2) if the
applicant is ineligible under IC 9-24-2-1.
(e) The bureau shall develop and implement both a written test and
an operational skills test that must be designed to determine whether
an applicant for a motorcycle operator's license or endorsement is
competent to operate a motorcycle upon a highway. The written test
must be made available at license branch locations approved by the
bureau. The operational skills test must be given at locations
designated by the bureau. The
operational skills test must be given by
a certified motorcycle operational examiner. bureau shall adopt rules
by July 1, 2007, under IC 4-22-2 to establish standards for persons
administering operational skills tests and the provisions of the
operational skills test. An individual applying for a motorcycle
operator's license or endorsement must pass the operational skills test
before taking the written exam. If an applicant fails to satisfactorily
complete either the written or operational tests, the applicant may
reapply for and must be offered the examination upon the same terms
and conditions as applicants may reapply for and be offered
examinations for an operator's license. The bureau shall publish and
make available at all locations where an individual may apply for an
operator's license information concerning motorcycle operator
licensing or endorsement.
(f) An individual who:
(1) has held a motorcycle learner's permit for at least two (2)
(2) holds a temporary motorcycle learner's permit, has
successfully completed an approved motorcycle driver education
and training course, and possesses a valid operator's, chauffeur's,
or public passenger chauffeur's license;
may apply for a motorcycle operator's license endorsement not later
than the expiration date of the holder's permit. However, not more than
three (3) examinations may be allowed a holder during the period the
permit is valid. A holder of a learner's permit or a temporary learner's
permit who does not pass the written and operating skills examination
during the period for which the permit is valid must obtain a new
SOURCE: IC 9-29-9-12; (06)HE1286.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-29-9-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 12.
The fee for a
motorcycle operational skills test administered under IC 9-24-8 is
(b) The fees collected for motorcycle operational skills tests shall be
distributed as follows:
(1) For tests given by state employees,
to the fee is five dollars
($5) and shall be deposited in the motor vehicle highway
account under IC 8-14-1.
(2) For tests given by a
certified motorcycle operational examiner
who is not a state employee, to the examiner. contractor
approved by the bureau, the fee is:
(A) determined under rules adopted by the bureau under
IC 4-22-2 to cover the direct costs of administering the
(B) paid to the contractor.
SOURCE: ; (06)HE1286.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a)
Notwithstanding IC 9-24-8-4 and IC 9-29-9-12, both as amended by
this act, the bureau of motor vehicles shall carry out the duties
imposed upon it by IC 9-24-8-4 and IC 9-29-9-12, both as amended
by this act, under interim written guidelines approved by the
commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles.
(b) This SECTION expires on the earlier of the following:
(1) The date rules are adopted under IC 9-24-8-4 and
IC 9-29-9-12, both as amended by this act.
(2) December 31, 2007.
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-20; (06)HE1286.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 9-13-2-20 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
SOURCE: ; (06)HE1286.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. An emergency is declared for this act.
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