Rep. Wolkins’ mini-truck bill passes House

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored legislation that allows mini-trucks to be driven on some Indiana roads, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday with a 88-3 vote and will now be considered by the Senate for further discussion and debate.

House Bill (HB) 1047 authorizes the use of mini-trucks on Indiana roads, but prohibits them from being driven on interstate highways. This legislation requires mini-trucks to be titled and registered and requires any mini-truck seller to be registered as a dealer.

“Mini-trucks meet all the same requirements as street legal vehicles, and are already permitted on public roads in some states. They are popular in rural areas because of their usefulness on farms,” said Rep. Wolkins. “Many other options for hauling equipment, crops and other things around a farm are extremely expensive. Mini-trucks are able to perform the same duties in an agricultural setting, but have a more attainable price tag.”

From more information about HB 1047, please visit iga.in.gov.

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Rep. Wolkins represents portions of Grant, Kosciusko, Miami and Wabash counties. He serves as Chairman of the Environmental Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Government Reduction. He also serves on the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.