INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Twenty Indiana Senators and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) have determined three special groups are in violation of selling low-digit license plates to their respective organizations.
The Greenways Foundation, the Indiana 4-H Foundation, and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) violated its professional services contract for participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program.
The groups are said to have violated state law and administrative code by publicizing the sale of low-digit special group license plates for their respective organizations. Therefore, the BMV is also suspending their further participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program, effective March 16, 2012. No new plates will be issued for these three organizations after that date; however, plates already issued may be renewed until the Legislature alters or clarifies the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program. This decision was based on the Indiana Code limiting the fees that the BMV may collect to $25.00 and the Indiana Administrative Code prohibiting the unauthorized sale of low digit plates. This provision was originally added to the Indiana Administrative Code to prevent license plate fundraising abuse when the BMV was a political operation.
Greenways Foundation - started in 2011
725 plates in 2011
256 plates in 2012
Indiana 4-H Foundation - started in 1996
1,811 plates in 2011
439 plates in 2012
Indiana Youth Group - started in 2012
669 plates in 2012
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