HOUSE BILL No. 1125
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.
January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
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
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
(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