Introduced Version




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 Institutions.


First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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    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 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:
         (1) that:
            (1) (A) is designed and constructed to accommodate and transport not more than six (6) passengers in addition to the driver;
            (2) (B) 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
            (3) (C) 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 follows:
        (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 (1) individual.
        (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)).