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 infraction.
    (c) A violation of this section is not considered a moving traffic violation:
        (1) for purposes of IC 9-14-3; and
        (2) for which points are assessed by the bureau under the point system.


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