HB 1246

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2020

Automotive dealer services.


Defines: (1) "used motor vehicle"; (2) "used motor vehicle dealer"; and (3) "new motor vehicle dealer". Amends the following definitions: (1) "Automotive salvage recycler". (2) "Manufacturer". (3) "Motor vehicle". (4) "Dealer". (5) "Dealer owner". (6) "Transfer dealer". Repeals the definition of "record". Makes conforming changes to include references to "used motor vehicle dealer" and "new motor vehicle dealer" throughout IC 9-32. Provides that the secretary of state may extend: (1) dealer and dealer designee license plate expiration dates; and (2) dealer license expiration dates; in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Amends provisions concerning: (1) dealer license plate restrictions; (2) interim dealer or manufacturer license plates; (3) records; (4) offsite sales permits; (5) records of sale; (6) business records; (7) background checks; and (8) notifications of dealer owners and dealer managers. Repeals provisions about evidence of liability coverage. Removes the requirement that an application for a dealer license be signed by a dealer owner or dealer manager. Provides that the requirement to send in a franchise agreement for new motor vehicles or watercraft does not apply to manufactured homes. Specifies that a motor vehicle display is not an offsite sale. Provides that, after receiving a request from a person subject to an order issued by the secretary of state, the secretary of state must issue an order within 15 days of setting a hearing date. Establishes registration requirements for transport operators through the secretary of state. (Current law provides that transport operators register with the bureau of motor vehicles.) Provides that an out-of-state dealer licensed in a state other than Indiana and approved by the BMV may perform a vehicle inspection for purposes of issuing a certificate of title. Provides that an application for a certificate of title submitted only to remove a satisfied lien is not required to be accompanied by the previously issued certificate of title if the application is accompanied with certain documents. Provides that a security agreement is perfected when: (1) the record of the lien is electronically received by the BMV; or (2) the application for certificate of title is submitted to the BMV; as applicable. Provides that certain sections related to mobile credentials have an effective date of July 1, 2020. Provides that, except in certain instances, the secretary of state may only perform an audit or inspection when the secretary has provided at least three days notice to the dealer. Provides that a person may not knowingly or intentionally manufacture, import, install, reinstall, distribute, sell, or offer for sale a component intended to replace a supplemental restraint system component in a motor vehicle if the component: (1) is a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component; (2) is a nonfunctional airbag; or (3) does not comply with certain federal motor vehicle safety standards. Provides that a person may not knowingly or intentionally sell, lease, trade, or transfer a motor vehicle to an Indiana resident in which is installed, as part of the motor vehicle's supplemental restraint system a: (1) counterfeit supplemental restraint system component; (2) nonfunctional airbag; or (3) component that does not comply with certain federal motor vehicle safety standards. Delays until July 1, 2021, the effective date of certain automotive salvage recycler provisions from HEA 1482-2019 (P.L.284-2019).

Bill Sponsors (7)



Mar 30, 2020


Public Law 120

Mar 18, 2020


Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 12, 2020


Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 10, 2020


Signed by the Speaker

Mar 09, 2020


House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 335: yeas 77, nays 0

Mar 05, 2020


Motion to concur filed

Mar 04, 2020


Returned to the House with amendments

Mar 03, 2020


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 304: yeas 44, nays 6

Mar 02, 2020


Second reading: ordered engrossed


Senator Randolph added as cosponsor

Feb 27, 2020


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 25, 2020


Senator Garten added as second sponsor

Feb 11, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
homeland security and transportation

Jan 29, 2020


Referred to the Senate

Jan 28, 2020


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 98: yeas 97, nays 0


Senate sponsor: Senator Crider

Jan 27, 2020


Representatives Frye, Pryor, Pressel added as coauthors


Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 23, 2020


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 13, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
roads and transportation


Authored by Representative Sullivan

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1246.04.ENRS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.03.COMS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.03.COMS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.03.COMS.FN003 PDF
Committee Report: HB1246.02.COMH.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.02.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.02.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.02.COMH.FN003 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1246.02.COMH.AMS02 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1246.02.COMH.AMS03 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1246.02.COMH.AMS04 PDF
Committee Report: HB1246.01.INTR.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1246.01.INTR.FN002 PDF


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