Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1125

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2-105; IC 9-25-1-7.

Synopsis: Motorized bicycle financial responsibility. Prohibits the operation of a motorized bicycle unless financial responsibility is in effect with respect to the motorized bicycle. Provides that a person who knowingly operates or permits the operation of a motorized bicycle on a public highway in Indiana commits a: (1) Class A infraction unless financial responsibility is in effect with respect to the motorized bicycle; and (2) Class C misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction or judgment for the failure to maintain financial responsibility on a motor vehicle. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to assess points against a person who operates a motorized bicycle without financial responsibility being in effect with respect to the motorized bicycle.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





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    January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1125



    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 9-13-2-105; (11)IN1125.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-105, AS AMENDED BY P.L.9-2010, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 105. (a) "Motor vehicle" means, except as otherwise provided in this section, a vehicle that is self-propelled. The term does not include a farm tractor, an implement of agriculture designed to be operated primarily in a farm field or on farm premises, or an electric personal assistive mobility device.
    (b) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-21, means:
        (1) a vehicle except a motorized bicycle that is self-propelled; or
        (2) a vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
    (c) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-19-10.5 and IC 9-25, means a vehicle that is self-propelled upon a highway in Indiana. For purposes of IC 9-25, the term includes a motorized bicycle. The term does not include a farm tractor.
    (d) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-30-10, does not include a motorized bicycle.
    (e) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-23-2 and IC 9-23-3, includes a semitrailer.
    (f) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-24-6, has the meaning set forth in 49 CFR 383.5 as in effect July 1, 2010.
SOURCE: IC 9-25-1-7; (11)IN1125.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-25-1-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 7. After June 30, 2011, this article also applies to a motorized bicycle.