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January 27, 2006





SENATE BILL No. 92

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DIGEST OF SB 92 (Updated January 26, 2006 3:23 pm - DI 75)



Citations Affected: IC 2-5; IC 9-16; noncode.

Synopsis: License branch operation. Establishes the license branch operation and closure commission to study all aspects of the operation of license branches. Requires the commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles to submit to the commission a detailed report to the commission before a license branch may be closed or relocated. Provides that the bureau of motor vehicles may not implement a proposal to close, relocate, or reduce the operating hours of, a license branch until the commissioner responds to the commission's recommendations. Requires the commission to study and determine the efficacy of the closing of named license branches.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Paul, Hume, Rogers




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Transportation.
    January 19, 2006, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 23, 2006, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    January 24, 2006, returned to second reading.
    January 24, 2006, read third time, call withdrawn. Reread second time.
    January 26, 2006, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

January 27, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 92



    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 2-5-28; (06)SB0092.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 2-5-28 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]:
     Chapter 28. License Branch Operation and Closure Commission
    Sec. 1. Except as provided in this chapter, the definitions in IC 9-13-2 apply throughout this chapter.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the license branch operation and closure commission established by section 3 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. The license branch operation and closure commission is established.
    Sec. 4. The commission consists of the following:
        (1) Four (4) members of the senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
        (2) Four (4) members of the house of representatives

appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
The president pro tempore of the senate shall designate one member to serve as chairperson of the commission.
    Sec. 5. The commission shall study all aspects of the operation of license branches.
    Sec. 6. (a) Before the bureau may close, relocate, or reduce the operating hours of a license branch, the commissioner must submit to the commission a detailed report describing the proposal and the reasons for the proposal.
    (b) Upon receiving a report under this section, the commission's chair shall call a meeting of the commission to act upon the report. The commission shall act upon the report not later than sixty (60) days after submission by the commissioner.
    (c) The bureau may not implement the proposal until the commissioner responds to the commission's recommendation.
    Sec. 7. The commission shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.

SOURCE: IC 9-16-1-2; (06)SB0092.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-16-1-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. (a) The commission shall operate or be responsible for the administration of all license branches in Indiana under this article.
     (b) Operation of license branches are subject to this article and IC 2-5-28.
SOURCE: ; (06)SB0092.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the license branch operation and closure commission established by IC 2-5-28, as added by this act.
    (b) The commission shall study and determine the efficacy of the closing of the license branches at the following locations:
        (1) Bicknell.
        (2) Brownstown.
        (3) Butler.
        (4) Cambridge City.
        (5) Cayuga.
        (6) Chesterton.
        (7) Churubusco.
        (8) Clay City.
        (9) Dunkirk.
        (10) Elwood.
        (11) Garrett.
        (12) Gary.
        (13) Hagerstown.
        (14) Knightstown.
        (15) Lowell.
        (16) Middletown.
        (17) Montpelier.
        (18) Mooresville.
        (19) Morristown.
        (20) Mount Vernon.
        (21) Newburgh.
        (22) North Judson.
        (23) North Manchester.
        (24) Odon.
        (25) Ossian.
        (26) Parker City.
        (27) Rockport.
        (28) Summitville.
        (29) Syracuse.
        (30) Union City.
        (31) Warren.
    (c) The commission shall include the results of the study in the commission's report to the legislative council.
    (d) This SECTION expires January 1, 2007.