Scooter license plate bill clears Indiana panel
Motorized scooters would need to have license plates under a bill approved by an Indiana House committee.
The committee voted unanimously Tuesday to forward the proposal to the full House for consideration. The bill sets a $17.30 charge for registering the scooters with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a $10 annual excise tax charge.
The bill doesn't include a requirement that scooter drivers have insurance as sought by some local officials. 13 Investigates has documented that battle over the past several years. Read more here.
Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the bill is a good first step, but he hopes legislators will also look at issues with insurance and scooter operators who've lost their driver's licenses.
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