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Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches are ready to do business again Tuesday after an error crashed the system Monday.

That means Hoosiers who need state identification cards to vote will be able to get them.

The agency announced late afternoon Monday a problem with a private vendor left it unable to process any transactions. In a statement, BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy apologized for the issue and promises to continue working to see it doesn’t happen in the future.

Indiana BMV Puts Nonbinary Gender Option For IDs On Hold

Oct 6, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is putting on hold a policy allowing nonbinary gender designations on driver's licenses while state officials develop new formal regulations for gender changes on state-issued IDs.

Making The BMV Better In Michigan

Apr 11, 2019

Michigan’s Secretary of State wants to improve people’s experience when they renew a driver’s license or get new plates for a vehicle.

Jocelyn Benson has visited Secretary of State branch offices in every county.

She wants to transform the branch offices which often force people to wait in long lines.

Benson says, “Our branch offices will be welcoming, warm inclusive environments that celebrate local communities while providing efficient service in an   organized setting.”

Lawmakers made it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver's license. A House panel revived gun regulation changes. And Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license is in jeopardy.

Here's what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Brandon Smith

A House committee voted Wednesday to make it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the state's attorney general has stalled a measure that would allow people to change their gender on driver's licenses and IDs.

Bureau spokeswoman Susan Guyer says that Attorney General Curtis Hill declined to sign off on the rule because the public wasn't sufficiently informed of the plan.

The bureau proposed the rule that would require a birth certificate or a special state Department of Health form to change gender on licenses and IDs. It was slated to become effective in October.

An outside consulting firm's evaluation says the catalog of about 1,200 fees and taxes the bureau is responsible for is riddled with errors.

BMV's excise tax refund will affect all Indiana counties, but only three percent of motorists.

Hoosiers must register their mopeds with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning January 2nd.