January 22, 2010
HOUSE BILL No. 1175
DIGEST OF HB 1175
(Updated January 20, 2010 2:37 pm - DI 96)
Citations Affected: IC 9-13; IC 9-17; IC 9-18; IC 9-21; noncode.
Synopsis: Use of mini-trucks. Authorizes the use of mini-trucks on
Indiana roads. Requires a mini-truck that is operated on an Indiana road
to be titled and registered. Prohibits the operation of a mini-truck on an
interstate highway. Requires a dealer of mini-trucks to register as a
dealer. Makes conforming amendments.
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2010.
January 7, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
January 21, 2010, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
January 22, 2010
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1175
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-42; (10)HB1175.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-42, AS AMENDED BY P.L.147-2009,
SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 42. (a) "Dealer" means, except as otherwise
provided in this section, a person who sells to the general public,
including a person who sells directly by the Internet or other computer
network, at least twelve (12) vehicles each year for delivery in Indiana.
The term includes a person who sells off-road vehicles or mini-trucks.
A dealer must have an established place of business that meets the
minimum standards prescribed by the bureau under rules adopted
under IC 4-22-2.
(b) The term does not include the following:
(1) A receiver, trustee, or other person appointed by or acting
under the judgment or order of a court.
(2) A public officer while performing official duties.
(3) A person who is a dealer solely because of activities as a
(4) An automotive mobility dealer.
(c) "Dealer", for purposes of IC 9-31, means a person that sells to
the general public for delivery in Indiana at least six (6):
(1) boats; or
(A) designed and used exclusively for the transportation of
(B) sold in general association with the sale of watercraft;
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-103.1; (10)HB1175.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-13-2-103.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 103.1. "Mini-truck" means a
(1) is powered by an internal combustion engine with a piston
or rotary displacement of not less than six hundred sixty (660)
(2) is sixty (60) inches or less in width;
(3) has an unladen dry weight of one thousand six hundred
(1,600) pounds or less;
(4) can achieve a top speed of not more than sixty (60) miles
(5) is manufactured with a locking enclosed cab and a heated
(6) is operated on a highway.
SOURCE: IC 9-17-1-1; (10)HB1175.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 9-17-1-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2009(ss),
SECTION 284, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 1. (a) This article does not apply to
farm wagons, a golf cart when operated in accordance with an
ordinance adopted under IC 9-21-1-3(a)(14) or IC 9-21-1-3.3(a), or a
motor vehicle that was designed to have a maximum design speed of
not more than twenty-five (25) miles per hour and that was built,
constructed, modified, or assembled by a person other than the
(b) IC 9-17-2, IC 9-17-3, IC 9-17-4, IC 9-17-5, and IC 9-17-8
apply to a mini-truck.
SOURCE: IC 9-18-1-2; (10)HB1175.1.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 9-18-1-2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2010]: Sec. 2. This article applies to a mini-truck with the
exception of the following:
(1) IC 9-18-7.
(2) IC 9-18-9 through IC 9-18-11.
(3) IC 9-18-13.
(4) IC 9-18-27.
SOURCE: IC 9-21-8-46; (10)HB1175.1.5. -->
SECTION 5. IC 9-21-8-46, AS AMENDED BY P.L.210-2005,
SECTION 34, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 46. A person may not drive or operate:
(1) an implement of agriculture designed to be operated primarily
in a farm field or on farm premises;
(2) a piece of special machinery; or
(3) a mini-truck;
upon any part of an interstate highway.
SOURCE: ; (10)HB1175.1.6. -->
SECTION 6. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "bureau" refers to the bureau of motor vehicles
created by IC 9-14-1-1.
(b) As used in this SECTION, "mini-truck" has the meaning set
forth in IC 9-13-2-103.1, as added by this act.
(c) Before July 1, 2010, in accordance with IC 6-6-5-3(b), the
bureau shall determine the true tax value for each make and model
of mini-truck, subject to review and adjustment by the department
of local government finance.
(d) This SECTION expires December 31, 2011.
SOURCE: ; (10)HB1175.1.7. -->
SECTION 7. An emergency is declared for this act.