Soliday's bill to streamline BMV moves to Senate

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, January 21, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 21, 2016) – The House of Representatives voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) bill restructuring the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

“We worked in a bipartisan manner to produce clear and comprehensive legislation that will positively impact Hoosiers and help the BMV become more user-friendly,” Said Soliday, chair of the House Committee on Roads and Transportation. “This bill removes confusion by streamlining the BMV’s vehicle registration process and the current fee structure while promoting fairness and transparency.”

Soliday said House Bill 1087, which simplifies Title 9 of the Indiana code, will refine registrations by cutting the original 191 ways to register a vehicle down to 23, providing less room for error during registration. An additional significant facet of the bill makes alterations to the fee structure by reducing or eliminating 163 different fees, preventing the BMV from over or under charging consumers when registering a vehicle.

Soliday’s bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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Rep. Soliday represents the city of Valparaiso, all of Center, Union and Washington townships and portions of Liberty and Jackson townships.