Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2-20; IC 9-24-8-4; IC 9-29-9-12.
Synopsis: Motorcycle operational skills test. Requires the bureau of
motor vehicles to adopt rules to: (1) contract with a person to
administer motorcycle operational skills tests; and (2) determine a
charge to cover the direct costs of administering the operational skills
tests. Repeals the definition of "certified motorcycle operational
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2006.
January 10, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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
under IC 4-22-2 to authorize a person not employed by the bureau
to administer operational skills tests for the bureau. 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) months; or
(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 learner's permit.
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 12.
(a) The fee for a
motorcycle operational skills test administered under IC 9-24-8 is five
(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 test; and
(B) paid to the contractor.