First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1579
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 9-30-15-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.209-2005,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 3. (a) This section does not apply to the following:
(1) A container possessed by a person, other than the operator
of the motor vehicle,
who is in the:
(A) passenger compartment of a motor vehicle designed,
maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of persons
for compensation; or
(B) living quarters of a house coach or house trailer.
(2) A container located in a fixed center console or other similar
fixed compartment that is locked.
(3) A container located:
(A) behind the last upright seat; or
(B) in an area not normally occupied by a person;
in a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk.
(b) A person in a motor vehicle who, while the motor vehicle is in
operation or while the motor vehicle is located on the right-of-way of
a public highway, possesses a container:
(1) that has been opened;
(2) that has a broken seal; or
(3) from which some of the contents have been removed;
in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle commits a Class C
(c) A violation of this section is not considered a moving traffic
(1) for purposes of IC 9-14-3; and
(2) for which points are assessed by the bureau under the point
HEA 1579 _ CC 1
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