Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 374

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2; IC 9-19-11-1; IC 9-21-13-0.5.

Synopsis: Child passenger restraint systems exception. Provides that the laws relating to the use of passenger restraint systems for children do not apply to the operator of a motor vehicle used in the following: (1) A funeral procession. (2) The return trip to the funeral home. (3) Both the procession and the return trip. Repeals and relocates the definition of "funeral procession". Makes conforming amendments.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Mishler




    January 11, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 374



    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 9-13-2-17; (06)IN0374.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-17 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 17. (a) "Bus" means, except as provided in subsection (b), the following:
        (1) A motor vehicle or a passenger carrying semitrailer used for the purpose of carrying passengers on a regular schedule of time and rates between fixed termini.
        (2) A motor vehicle or a passenger carrying semitrailer designed for carrying more than ten (10) passengers exclusive of the driver.
The term does not include school buses, or motor vehicles that are funeral equipment and that are used in the operation of the funeral business. services (as defined in IC 25-15-2-17).
    (b) "Bus", for purposes of IC 9-21, means the following:
        (1) A motor vehicle designed for carrying passengers for hire and used for the transportation of persons.
        (2) A motor vehicle other than a taxicab designed or used for the transportation of persons for compensation.
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-69.5; (06)IN0374.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-13-2-69.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 69.5. "Funeral procession" has the meaning set forth in IC 9-21-13-0.5. means two (2) or more vehicles, including a lead vehicle or a funeral escort vehicle, accompanying human remains.

SOURCE: IC 9-19-11-1; (06)IN0374.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-19-11-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. This chapter does not apply to a person who operates any of the following vehicles:
        (1) A school bus.
        (2) A taxicab.
        (3) An ambulance.
        (4) A public passenger bus.
        (5) A motor vehicle having a seating capacity greater than nine (9) individuals that is owned or leased and operated by a religious or not-for-profit youth organization.
        (6) An antique motor vehicle.
        (7) A motorcycle.
        (8) A motor vehicle that is owned or leased by a governmental unit and is being used in the performance of official law enforcement duties.
        (9) A motor vehicle that is being used in an emergency.
         (10) A motor vehicle that is funeral equipment used in the operation of funeral services when used in:
            (A) a funeral procession;
            (B) the return trip to a funeral home (as defined in IC 25-15-2-15); or
            (C) both the funeral procession and return trip.

SOURCE: IC 9-21-13-0.5; (06)IN0374.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 9-21-13-0.5 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006].