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IDs for veterans’ surviving spouses would make it easier to provide benefits

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation to make it easier to identify the spouses of deceased veterans passed out of a House committee Wednesday by a unanimous vote. Sen. Michael Crider, R- Greenfield, said that Senate Bill 382 would allow a surviving spouse of a veteran to request veteran status on his or her […]

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Easier access to driver’s licenses could improve lives of foster teens

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Breann Delaney is passionate about bettering the lives of teenage foster children, especially those who are seeking employment or have a desire to better their education. “Foster children who went through traumatic experiences at no fault of their own deserve normalcy,” Delaney said. The passion for a normal life […]

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BMV hours extended to help voters get proper IDs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will extend hours of operation on Election Day and the day before to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at polling places. Branches will be open on Monday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on […]

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BMV gives suspended drivers a break on fees

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers with suspended licenses will get a break as part of a new state effort to get Hoosiers legal and driving again. Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, unveiled the new BMV Reinstatement Relief Program on Thursday. The program will allow suspended drivers to pay […]

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Drivers owe BMV $130 million in fees not collected over two decades

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers owe the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles roughly $130 million in insurance fees that have gone uncollected as far back as 1993, according to an agency official. Elizabeth Murphy, who serves as general counsel for the BMV, told lawmakers at a meeting of the Interim Study Committee on […]

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License branches will open longer for Election Day

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will extend hours for state license branches on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 to issue state identity cards and driver’s licenses to those who may need them to vote on Election Day. Full service license branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to […]