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Legislative update for the 2016 Indiana General Assembly
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2016 session calendar: January, 6 – March, 14 (tentative)

 

There are currently three enrolled bills in the legislature that are of concern to the motorcycling public of Indiana. The bill number, title, status at time of publication, as well as a brief description, are as follows:

 

HB1087   Bureau of Motor Vehicles Omnibus Bill – Contains language that will lower the fee for a motorcycle learner's permit from $9.50 to $9.00. Further regulates the fee schedule for the Motorcycle Operator's Skills Test (AltMOST). Adjusts the fee for a motorcycle endorsement on an operator's license from a recurring $12.00 to a one time fee of $19.00. Those with current motorcycle endorsements will be exempt from endorsement fees.

 

Status: Passed out of the House Of Representatives; referred to Senate

Status (3/2/2016): Passed third reading in Senate, headed to conference committee

 

 

HB1246   Various Natural Resources Matters –  Contains language that will allow out-of-state, off-highway vehicle users to ride on specific Indiana Department of Natural Resources properties with purchase of a Trail Users Tag. 

 

Status: Passed House Natural Resources Committee; awaiting 2nd reading by House

Status (3/2/2016): Passed third reading in Senate, headed to conference committee

Status (3/7/2016): The House voted to concur with the Senate amendments on HB1246. Therefore it will not go to conference committee. 

 

SB157  Motorcycle Registration Fees – Contains language removing fees paid into the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Trust Fund  from motorcycle registration fees.

Note: Represents a decrease in fees of $0.30

 

Status: Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Transportation committee; not scheduled for hearing

 

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