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February 1, 2013





SENATE BILL No. 387

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DIGEST OF SB 387 (Updated January 31, 2013 2:03 pm - DI 106)



Citations Affected: IC 5-16.

Synopsis: Parking for persons with disabilities. Increases from $50 to $100 the minimum civil judgment imposed for certain infractions involving parking a motor vehicle in a space reserved for a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Charbonneau , Young R Michael , Randolph




    January 10, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections & Criminal Law.
    January 24, 2013, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 31, 2013, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





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February 1, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 387



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 5-16-9-5; (13)SB0387.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-16-9-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5. (a) Any person who parks a motor vehicle which does not have displayed a placard of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-14-5 or under the laws of another state, or a registration plate of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under IC 9-18-18, IC 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state, in a parking space reserved under this chapter for a vehicle of a person with a physical disability commits a Class C infraction.
    (b) Any person who knowingly parks in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability while displaying a placard to which neither the person nor the person's passenger is entitled commits a Class C infraction.
    (c) Any person who displays for use in parking in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability a placard or a special license plate that was not issued under IC 9-14-5, IC 9-18-18, IC 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state commits a Class C

misdemeanor.
    (d) A person who, in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability, parks a vehicle that displays a placard or special registration plate entitling a person to park in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability commits a Class C infraction if that person is not, at that time, in the process of transporting a person with a physical disability or disabled veteran.
    (e) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c), a civil judgment of not less than fifty dollars ($50) one hundred dollars ($100) must be imposed for an infraction committed in violation of this section.

SOURCE: IC 5-16-9-8; (13)SB0387.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-16-9-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 8. (a) As used in this section, "owner" means a person in whose name a motor vehicle is registered under:
        (1) IC 9-18;
        (2) the laws of another state; or
        (3) the laws of a foreign country.
    (b) As used in this section, "lessee" means a person who has care, custody, or control of a motor vehicle under a written agreement for the rental or lease of the motor vehicle for less than sixty-one (61) days. The term does not include an employee of the owner of the motor vehicle.
    (c) An owner or lessee of a motor vehicle commits a Class C infraction if the motor vehicle:
        (1) is located in a parking space in a parking facility that is marked under section 2 of this chapter as a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability; and
        (2) does not display:
            (A) an unexpired parking permit for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-14-5;
            (B) an unexpired disabled veteran's registration plate issued under IC 9-18-18;
            (C) an unexpired registration plate or decal for a person with a physical disability issued under IC 9-18-22; or
            (D) an unexpired parking permit for a person with a physical disability, an unexpired disabled veteran's registration plate, or an unexpired registration plate or decal for a person with a physical disability issued under the laws of another state.
    (d) It is a defense that IC 9-30-11-8 applies to the violation.
    (e) It is a defense that the motor vehicle was the subject of an offense described in IC 35-43-4 at the time of the violation of this section.
    (f) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c), a civil judgment of not less than fifty dollars ($50) one hundred dollars ($100) must be imposed for an infraction committed in violation of this section.