Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Daily Archives: February 28, 2008

Injury fund fees shifted to all drivers

Published: February 28, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — State Senators gave a boost Wednesday to efforts to put Indiana at the forefront of medical research to treat patients with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Senators approved a plan to keep the research funding flowing while also replacing a controversial fee that motorcycle owners had complained was unfair.

By a vote of 47-0, the Senate approved the plan, House Bill 1318.

Last year, the Legislature created the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund to provide grants for Hoosier medical researchers to treat such patients. The fund had collected $713,110 as of Friday through a $10 surcharge on all motorcycle registrations.