Soliday's bill to streamline BMV signed by governor

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, March 24, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2016) – Gov. Mike Pence today signed State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1087 into law restructuring the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

HEA 1087 simplifies the provisions of Indiana Code that govern the BMV, streamlines registrations and driver’s licenses and reduces complexity within the overall fee structure, resulting in consistency and predictability within the bureau.

“This legislation is a result of a lot of hard work by many people to produce comprehensive solutions to better serve Hoosiers and help the BMV become more user-friendly,” said Soliday, chair of the House Committee on Roads and Transportation. “This bill works to streamline the BMV by shrinking the number of fees and reducing complexities in the vehicle registration process while promoting fairness and transparency.”

Soliday said HEA 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. This bill also consolidates vehicle-related weight classes from 21 to eight. Nearly 2.1 million Hoosiers will see fee decreases as a result of this bill reducing or eliminating 163 different fees, preventing the BMV from over or under charging consumers.

Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about HEA 1087.

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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.

 

 

 

BMV OVERHAUL: State Rep. Ed Soliday (sitting, left) joins Gov. Mike Pence (sitting, center) for the ceremonial signing of Soliday’s BMV omnibus bill into law. Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) bill works to streamline the BMV by shrinking the number of fees and reducing complexities in vehicle registration process while promoting fairness and transparency.