Scooters to have plates under new bill

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Motorized scooters would need to have license plates under a bill approved by an Indiana House committee.

The committee voted unanimously Tuesday to forward the proposal to the full House for consideration. The bill sets a $17.30 charge for registering the scooters with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a $10 annual excise tax charge.

The bill doesn’t include a requirement that scooter drivers have insurance as sought by some local officials.

Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the bill is a good first step, but he hopes legislators will also look at issues with insurance and scooter operators who’ve lost their driver’s licenses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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