Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Newsroom

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Phone: 317/232-1622

For Immediate Release: Mar 21, 2006
Governor signs bill authorizing specialty group plates for motorcycles

INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2006) ? Indiana will soon have its first motorcycle charity license plate. Governor Mitch Daniels today signed legislation that gives motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase a specialty group plate. Riley Hospital for Children will be the first beneficiary of the legislation.

?After last year?s charity ride for Riley, I met a woman who asked why there were no motorcycle charity plates. I?d never thought about it before, but when I learned that her child had been saved at Riley, Bob Kevoian and I decided on the spot that we needed to make this happen,? said Daniels. Kevoian, who with Tom Griswold, hosts a syndicated radio show, are presenters and sponsors of the Miracle Ride, a benefit for the Riley Hospital for Children.

The governor was joined at the signing of Senate Enrolled Act 235 by representatives from ABATE of Indiana, members of the Riley Foundation and the Miracle Ride Committee.

For any motorcycle specialty plate developed, the Indiana BMV will collect a special group fee of $25 annually, place the proceeds into a trust fund, and distribute to authorized groups each year. According to the BMV, there were more than 160,000 motorcycles registered in Indiana in 2005.

Groups interested in expanding their options to include motorcycle plates may contact the BMV for more information.

Authors of the bill are Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, Sen. Thomas Wyss, R-Ft. Wayne, with Sen. Allie Craycraft, D-Selma. The House sponsors are Rep. Cleo Duncan, R-Greensburg and Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville.


Additional media contact:

Greg Cook, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 317/233-5323,