SENATE BILL No. 378
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 8-2.1-17-16; IC 9-25-4-5.
Synopsis: Financial responsibility for intrastate taxicabs. Requires that
a minimum amount of financial responsibility of $1,000,000 must be
carried on certain motor vehicles being used as taxicabs.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE BILL No. 378
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 8-2.1-17-16; (11)IN0378.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 8-2.1-17-16 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 16. "Taxicab" means
a motor vehicle:
is designed and constructed to accommodate and
transport not more than six (6) passengers in addition to the
does not operate over any definite and designated
routes within the corporate boundaries of a city or town and
the suburban territory of a city or town; and
transports passengers to the destination designated by
the passengers at the time of their transportation; or
(2) that is:
(A) designed to carry not more than sixteen (16)
individuals, including the driver;
(B) held out for hire to members of the public who do not
operate motor vehicles because of health or religious
(C) not operated over a definite route;
(D) a part of a commercial enterprise in the business of
providing taxicab service; and
(E) operated intrastate only.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-4-5; (11)IN0378.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 9-25-4-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 5. Except as provided in section 6
of this chapter, the minimum amounts of financial responsibility are as
(1) Subject to the limit set forth in subdivision (2), twenty-five
thousand dollars ($25,000) for bodily injury to or the death of one
(2) Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for bodily injury to or the
death of two (2) or more individuals in any one (1) accident.
(3) Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for damage to or the
destruction of property in one (1) accident.
(4) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for a motor vehicle being
operated as a taxicab (as defined in IC 8-2.1-17-16(2)).