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IC 9-24-3
     Chapter 3. Operator's License

IC 9-24-3-1
Issuance; conditions
    
Sec. 1. Except as otherwise provided in this article, the bureau shall issue an operator's license to an individual who meets the following conditions:
        (1) Satisfies the age requirements set forth in section 2.5 of this chapter.
        (2) Makes proper application to the bureau under IC 9-24-9 upon a form prescribed by the bureau. The form must include an attestation concerning the number of hours of supervised driving practice that the individual has completed if the individual is required under section 2.5 of this chapter to complete a certain number of hours of supervised driving practice in order to receive an operator's license. The:
            (A) parent or guardian of an applicant less than eighteen (18) years of age; or
            (B) applicant, if the applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
        shall attest in writing under penalty of perjury to the time logged in practice driving.
        (3) Satisfactorily passes the examination and tests required for issuance of an operator's license under IC 9-24-10.
        (4) Pays the fee prescribed by IC 9-29-9.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.101-2009, SEC.3; P.L.145-2011, SEC.11; P.L.125-2012, SEC.173.

IC 9-24-3-2
Expired
    
(Expired 6-30-2010 by P.L.101-2009, SEC.4.)

IC 9-24-3-2.5
Age, experience, and examination requirements
    
Sec. 2.5. (a) Except as provided in section 3 of this chapter, an individual must satisfy the requirements set forth in one (1) of the following subdivisions to receive an operator's license:
        (1) The individual meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
            (B) Has held a valid learner's permit for at least one hundred eighty (180) days.
            (C) Obtains an instructor's certification that the individual has satisfactorily completed an approved driver education course.
            (D) Passes the required examination.
            (E) Completes at least fifty (50) hours of supervised driving practice, of which at least ten (10) hours are nighttime driving, with:


                (i) a licensed instructor or a licensed driver, with valid driving privileges, who is at least twenty-five (25) years of age; or
                (ii) the spouse of the individual who is a licensed driver with valid driving privileges and is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
        (2) The individual meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and two hundred seventy (270) days of age.
            (B) Has held a valid learner's permit for at least one hundred eighty (180) days.
            (C) Passes the required examination.
            (D) Completes at least fifty (50) hours of supervised driving practice, of which at least ten (10) hours are nighttime driving, with:
                (i) a licensed instructor or a licensed driver, with valid driving privileges, who is at least twenty-five (25) years of age; or
                (ii) the spouse of the individual who is a licensed driver with valid driving privileges and is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
        (3) The individual meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least sixteen (16) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age.
            (B) Has previously been a nonresident of Indiana, but, at the time of application, qualifies as an Indiana resident.
            (C) Has held a valid driver's license, excluding a learner's permit or the equivalent, in the state or a combination of states in which the individual formerly resided for at least one hundred eighty (180) days.
            (D) Passes the required examinations.
        (4) The individual meets the following conditions:
            (A) Is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
            (B) Has previously been a nonresident of Indiana but, at the time of application, qualifies as an Indiana resident.
            (C) Held a valid driver's license, excluding a learner's permit or the equivalent, from the state of prior residence.
            (D) Passes the required examinations.
    (b) An applicant who is required to complete at least fifty (50) hours of supervised practice driving under subsection (a)(1)(E) or (a)(2)(D) must submit to the commission under IC 9-24-9-2(c) evidence of the time logged in practice driving.
As added by P.L.101-2009, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.145-2011, SEC.12; P.L.125-2012, SEC.174; P.L.85-2013, SEC.27.

IC 9-24-3-3
Age and experience requirements; hardship waiver
    
Sec. 3. (a) The bureau may waive up to six (6) months of the age and experience requirements for an individual making an application for the individual's initial operator's license due to hardship

conditions.
    (b) The bureau shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to state the conditions under which the age requirement may be waived under subsection (a).
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12.

IC 9-24-3-4
Surrender of current license and identification card
    
Sec. 4. To receive an operator's license, an individual must surrender to the bureau any and all driver's licenses or identification cards issued to the individual by Indiana or any other jurisdiction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.125-2012, SEC.175.

IC 9-24-3-5
Violations
    
Sec. 5. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C infraction.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.12.