HOUSE BILL No. 1313
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 9-28-5.1.
Synopsis: BMV reciprocal agreements with foreign countries.
Authorizes the bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) to negotiate and enter
into reciprocal agreements or arrangements with a foreign county to
facilitate the exchange of driver's licenses or permits. Requires the
BMV to report annually regarding reciprocal agreements entered into
under this chapter to the general assembly before February 1 of each
Effective: July 1, 2010.
January 13, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1313
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-28-5.1; (10)IN1313.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-28-5.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]:
Chapter 5.1. International Reciprocity
Sec. 1. To facilitate the exchange of driver's licenses or permits,
the bureau may negotiate and enter into reciprocal agreements or
arrangements with a foreign county if:
(1) the requirements governing the granting of a license or
permit to operate a motor vehicle are similar to or more
stringent than the requirements of the bureau;
(2) the foreign country provides for similar reciprocity for an
operator who is licensed in Indiana who applies for the
equivalent of a driver's license or permit in the foreign
(3) there is a recognized need for reciprocity.
Sec. 2. A reciprocal agreement entered into under section 1 of
this chapter must authorize the bureau to allow an individual who
possesses the equivalent of a driver's license or permit to obtain a
driver's license or permit from the bureau.
Sec. 3. After a reciprocal agreement is entered into under
section 1 of this chapter, the bureau may not require an individual
who is an applicant for a driver's license or permit under the
authority granted by the reciprocal agreement to submit to an
examination other than that required by IC 9-24-10-4(a)(1).
However, IC 9-24-10-4(b) applies to an applicant for a driver's
license or permit under this section.
Sec. 4. The bureau shall report annually in an electronic format
under IC 5-14-6 regarding reciprocal agreements entered into
under this chapter to the general assembly before February 1 of
Sec. 5. The bureau may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out