February 9, 2007



DIGEST OF SB 163 (Updated February 6, 2007 11:54 am - DI 71)

Citations Affected: IC 9-13.

Synopsis: Low speed vehicles. Removes the maximum: (1) weight restriction; and (2) seating capacity; for low speed vehicles.

Effective: July 1, 2007.


    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs.
    February 8, 2007, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

February 9, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)

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    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 9-13-2-94.5; (07)SB0163.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-94.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 94.5. "Low speed vehicle" means a four (4) wheeled electrically powered motor vehicle:
        (1) with a maximum design speed of not more than thirty-five (35) miles per hour;
        (2) with a maximum weight not to exceed two thousand two hundred (2,200) pounds;
        (3) with a seating capacity of not more than four (4) persons;
        (4) (2) with operational and equipment specifications described in 49 CFR 571.500;
        (5) (3) that is equipped with:
            (A) headlamps;
            (B) front and rear turn signal lamps, tail lamps, and stop lamps;
            (C) reflex reflectors;
            (D) exterior or interior mirrors;
            (E) brakes as specified in IC 9-19-3-1;
            (F) a windshield;
            (G) a vehicle identification number; and
            (H) a safety belt installed at each designated seating position; and
        (6) (4) that has not been privately assembled as described in IC 9-17-4-1.