Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 98

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-24.

Synopsis: Operator's license reciprocity with another country. Authorizes the commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles to enter into a reciprocal agreement with another country for the recognition of an operator's license under certain conditions. Requires an applicant for an operator's license, who is the holder of an operator's license or the equivalent of an operator's license that is recognized by the bureau through a reciprocal agreement, to satisfy to the bureau the applicant's identify and proof of legal status in the United States before the license may be issued. Makes conforming amendments.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Kenley




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental Affairs and Interstate Cooperation.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 98



    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 9-24-3-2; (06)IN0098.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-24-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. Except as provided in section 3 of this chapter, an individual must meet one (1) of the following conditions to receive an operator's license:
        (1) The applicant meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and thirty (30) days of age.
            (B) Has held a valid learner's permit at least sixty (60) days.
            (C) Has obtained an instructor's certification that the applicant has satisfactorily completed an approved driver education course.
        (2) The applicant meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
            (B) Has held a valid learner's permit for at least sixty (60) days.
            (C) Has passed the required examination.
        (3) The applicant meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
            (B) Has operated a motor vehicle for at least one (1) year.
            (C) Passes the required examination.
        (4) The applicant meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
            (B) Has, within the past three (3) years, held an Indiana operator's, chauffeur's, or public passenger chauffeur's license that has not been suspended or revoked.
            (C) Passes the required examination.
        (5) The applicant meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
            (B) Has previously been a nonresident of Indiana but who, at the time of application, qualifies as an Indiana resident.
            (C) Has held for at least one (1) year an unrevoked operator's, chauffeur's, or public passenger chauffeur's license in the state district, or county country in which the applicant has been a resident.
            (D) Passes the required examination.
SOURCE: IC 9-24-9-2; (06)IN0098.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-24-9-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.123-2005, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. Each application for a license or permit under this chapter must require the following information:
        (1) The name, date of birth, sex, Social Security number, and mailing address and, if different from the mailing address, the residence address of the applicant. The applicant shall indicate to the bureau:
            (A) which address the license or permit shall contain; and
            (B) whether the Social Security number or another distinguishing number shall be the distinctive identification number used on the license or permit.
        (2) Whether the applicant has been licensed as an operator, a chauffeur, or a public passenger chauffeur or has been the holder of a learner's permit, and if so, when and by what state or country.
        (3) Whether the applicant's license or permit has ever been suspended or revoked, and if so, the date of and the reason for the suspension or revocation.
        (4) Whether the applicant has been convicted of a crime punishable as a felony under Indiana motor vehicle law or any other felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle was

used.
        (5) Whether the applicant has a physical or mental disability, and if so, the nature of the disability and other information the bureau directs.
The bureau shall maintain records of the information provided under subdivisions (1) through (5).

SOURCE: IC 9-24-11-12; (06)IN0098.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-24-11-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 12. (a) The commissioner may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the proper authority of another country for the reciprocal recognition of an operator's license or the equivalent of an operator's license if the other country:
        (1) grants the same or similar exemptions relating to an operator's license to an individual holding a valid operator's license issued by Indiana; and
        (2) charges a reasonable fee for an operator's license or the equivalent of an operator's license to all applicants.
    (b) Before an applicant for an operator's license under IC 9-24-3-2(5) who is the holder of an operator's license or the equivalent of an operator's license that is recognized by the bureau through an agreement authorized under subsection (a) may be issued an operator's license, the applicant must satisfy to the bureau the applicant's identify and proof of legal status in the United States.