Pence Signs BMV Overhaul Bill

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Governor Mike Pence has signed a bill making many changes to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles' operations. Pence's office says House Enrolled Act 1087 "streamlines registrations and driver's licenses and reduces complexity within the overall fee structure."

Pence signed the bill Thursday morning at the Greenwood BMV. The changes created by the bill will go into effect January 1.

"I challenged the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to ensure the back office works as well as the front office, and today we’ve made great progress in doing just that as we sign into law House Enrolled Act 1087," said Pence. "My administration has always made cutting red tape and improving government efficiency a priority. True to that mission, I’m proud to sign this bill into law today to better serve Hoosiers across the state. Today, we’re turning a new corner at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles."

Some of the changes include the reduction or elimination of 163 fees, reduction of ways to register a vehicle from 191 to 23, a consolidation of vehicle-related weight classes from 21 to 8 and the establishment of a one-time fee for a motorcycle endorsement that never has to be renewed, among others.

"This is a historically significant step towards transformational change at the BMV and fundamentally changes how our agency conducts transactions for customers," said BMV Commissioner Kent Abernathy. "Work on this bill was a tremendous bipartisan effort. I would like to thank Governor Mike Pence and his staff, Rep. Ed Soliday, Sen. Carlin Yoder, and Sen. Jim Arnold for their leadership and for giving the BMV the statutory tools needed to make the back office run as well as the front office."

You can find more information about the changes that will take place by clicking here.

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