Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 137

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2; IC 9-19.

Synopsis: Mufflers on motorcycles. Provides that: (1) a motorcycle may not be equipped with a straight pipe exhaust system (whether or not baffles are present), hollow core muffler, or muffler that is labeled for off-road closed course competition use if the motorcycle is operated on a highway; (2) a motorcycle manufactured after December 31, 1982, must bear an exhaust system noise emissions control information label and a motorcycle noise emissions control information label with a corresponding model specific code; and (3) a person may not modify the exhaust system of a motorcycle in a manner that amplifies or increases the noise emitted by the motor of the motorcycle above the noise emitted by the muffler installed by the manufacturer.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





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    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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SENATE BILL No. 137



    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 9-13-2-50.5; (12)IN0137.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-50.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 50.5. "Exhaust system noise emissions control information label", for purposes of IC 9-19-8, has the meaning set forth in IC 9-19-8-0.3.
SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-108.5; (12)IN0137.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-13-2-108.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 108.5. "Motorcycle noise emissions control information label", for purposes of IC 9-19-8, has the meaning set forth in IC 9-19-8-0.5.
SOURCE: IC 9-19-7-2.1; (12)IN0137.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 9-19-7-2.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 2.1. A motorcycle manufactured after December 31, 1982, that is operated in Indiana must bear a label match-up as required by IC 9-19-8-4.1(d).
SOURCE: IC 9-19-8-0.3; (12)IN0137.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 9-19-8-0.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2012]: Sec. 0.3. "Exhaust system noise emissions control information label" means a permanent and legible label or mark attached to a motorcycle exhaust system in the manner set forth in 40 CFR 205.169.

SOURCE: IC 9-19-8-0.5; (12)IN0137.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 9-19-8-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 0.5. "Motorcycle noise emissions control information label" means a label attached to a motorcycle by the manufacturer of the motorcycle at the time of manufacture, as defined and required by 40 CFR 205.158.
SOURCE: IC 9-19-8-1; (12)IN0137.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 9-19-8-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 1. Except as provided in section 4.1 of this chapter, this chapter applies to every motor vehicle except an antique motor vehicle registered under IC 9-18-12-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-19-8-4.1; (12)IN0137.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 9-19-8-4.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 4.1. (a) Subsections (b) and (c) apply to all motorcycles, including a motorcycle registered as an antique motor vehicle.
    (b) A motorcycle may not be equipped with a:
        (1) straight pipe exhaust system, whether or not baffles are present;
        (2) hollow core muffler; or
        (3) muffler that is labeled for off-road closed course competition use if the motorcycle is operated on a highway in Indiana.
    (c) A person may not modify the exhaust system of a motorcycle in a manner that amplifies or increases the noise emitted by the motor of the motorcycle above the noise emitted by the muffler installed by the manufacturer.

    (d) A motorcycle manufactured after December 31, 1982, must bear an exhaust system noise emissions control information label and a motorcycle noise emissions control information label with a corresponding model specific code, known as a label match-up.