[r47] Rep. Foley's Bills Signed into Law By Gov. Daniels (4/13/2010)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Start Date: 4/13/2010 All Day
End Date: 4/13/2010

Rep. Foley's Bills Signed into Law By Gov. Daniels

STATEHOUSE- Governor Mitch Daniels signed two bills that were co-sponsored by Rep. Ralph M. Foley (R-Martinsville).

House Enrolled Act 221 and House Enrolled Act 65 were both signed by Gov. Daniels in his office with advocates of the bill attending.

HEA 221 will allow the courts to impose reasonable monitoring requirements and impose conditions on motorists who are habitual traffic violators. Habitual traffic violators can be issued a restricted driving permit that would allow a motorist to operate a vehicle only during times as dictated by the court. This means a court can issue a penalty that would allow someone to drive only during certain hours, to specific destinations or operate specified vehicles.   

"I am pleased to have sponsored this bill and assist it to become law," said Rep. Foley. "This is an important bill to our community. It is my intention that this new law will help prevent habitual traffic violators from being in auto accidents and injuring innocent motorists and pedestrians."

HEA 65 made several changes to Indiana probate law.  It made changes to state statute concerning how Wills would be interpreted this year in the absence of Federal Estate Tax and no action by the Congress.  The importance of the legislation to the public and estate practioners was evident by members of the Indiana State Bar Association, including its President, and members of the Probate Study Commission who accompanied Rep. Foley at the governor's signing.

 "Probate law is a very difficult subject matter that is always being analyzed and interpreted. This will make estate matters more comprehensive for Indiana courts, those citizens making wills, their estate planners and beneficiaries," said Rep. Foley. "Other matters included Guardianship law and continued updating the Probate Code."