Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 262

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-13-2-177.3; IC 9-25-4-5.

Synopsis: Financial responsibility for certain vehicles. Defines "taxicab" for purposes of the law concerning financial responsibility with respect to motor vehicles. Specifies the minimum amount of financial responsibility required for a taxicab.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





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    January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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SENATE BILL No. 262



    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 9-13-2-177.3; (09)IN0262.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-177.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 177.3. "Taxicab", for purposes of IC 9-25-4-5(4), means a motor vehicle that is:
        (1) designed to carry not more than sixteen (16) individuals, including the driver;
        (2) held out for hire to members of the public who for religious reasons do not operate motor vehicles;
        (3) not operated over a definite route;
        (4) a part of a commercial enterprise in the business of providing taxicab service; and
        (5) operated intrastate only.

SOURCE: IC 9-25-4-5; (09)IN0262.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-25-4-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided in section 6 of this chapter and subsection (b), the minimum amounts of financial responsibility are as follows:
        (1) Subject to the limit set forth in subdivision (2), twenty-five

thousand dollars ($25,000) for bodily injury to or the death of one (1) individual.
        (2) Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for bodily injury to or the death of two (2) or more individuals in any one (1) accident.
        (3) Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for damage to or the destruction of property in one (1) accident.
     (b) Notwithstanding IC 8-2.1-24-18(a), for a taxicab, the minimum amounts of financial responsibility are:
        (1) one million dollars ($1,000,000) for:
            (A) bodily injury to; or
            (B) the death of;
        an individual; and
        (2) one million dollars ($1,000,000) for property damage;
in any one (1) accident.