2021 Indiana Code
Title 9. Motor Vehicles
Article 30. General Penalty Provisions
Chapter 2. Arrests
9-30-2-8. Motor Club Card Plans; Guarantee to Pay Security in Amount of Fines and Costs; Fees; Renewal; Termination; Distribution of Lists of Acceptable Cards
Sec. 8. (a) A motor club that is a domestic corporation or a foreign corporation qualified to transact business in Indiana under IC 23-1 or IC 23-17, or otherwise duly qualified to transact business in Indiana under Indiana corporation law, may guarantee as security the club's motor club card or any card of a motor club affiliated with the motor club, if the motor club files a plan guaranteeing to pay the security in the amount of the fine and costs. The ability to pay the security in the amount of the fine and costs must be demonstrated by evidence of the motor club's financial responsibility that must be:
(1) a balance sheet certified by a certified public accountant at the end of the club's last available fiscal year showing net assets of the motor club in excess of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000); or
(2) a deposit by a surety company qualified to transact business in Indiana of an annual bond in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) payable to the state guaranteeing, in the amount of fines and costs, the motor club cards covered by the plan when used as a security deposit.
(b) A motor club that is a foreign corporation not qualified to transact business in Indiana under IC 23-1, IC 23-17, or any other Indiana corporation law shall demonstrate the club's ability to guarantee payment of the club's card or cards of an affiliated member as a security deposit upon the filing of a plan with the secretary of state guaranteeing payment of the fines and costs of the security and a deposit, by a surety company qualified to transact business in Indiana, of an annual bond in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) payable to the state, guaranteeing, in the amount of fines and costs, the motor club's cards covered by the plan when used as a security deposit.
(c) A motor club must, upon filing a plan with the secretary of state, pay a filing fee of fifty dollars ($50).
(d) A motor club must annually renew the club's motor card plan. Renewal must be made by filing before May 1 of each year a new certified balance sheet or surety bond together with a renewal fee of fifty dollars ($50) with the secretary of state.
(e) An approved plan may be terminated by the motor club sixty (60) days after written notice or termination has been delivered to the secretary of state. Upon failure of a motor club to guarantee a security deposit, the motor club plan may be terminated by the secretary of state under IC 4-21.5-3.
(f) Termination by the secretary of state does not relieve a motor club of the club's obligation to pay judgments on cards covered by the club's plan and accepted as security as provided in this chapter. The attorney general may bring an action for the state in an Indiana court against a motor club to enforce an obligation.
(g) The secretary of state shall, by June 1 of each year and at other times necessary for the administration of this section, prepare and distribute to all courts having jurisdiction over minor traffic violations and to the superintendent of the state police department lists of motor club cards that may be accepted as a security deposit.
[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-4-1-132.5.]
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.1-2010, SEC.51.