Lawmakers eye changes at troubled Bureau of Motor Vehicles


By: Tom Davies/Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers say they’re looking for more changes at the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles after an independent audit found numerous troubles and that it might have overcharged motorists more than the $60 million previously disclosed.

Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal of Indianapolis said Friday legislative leaders should establish a committee for a comprehensive review of the agency and develop proposals that the General Assembly can consider during its 2016 session.

Republican House Transportation Committee chairman Ed Soliday says he’s working with other lawmakers and members of Gov. Mike Pence’s administration to draft legislation to unravel the complex web of BMV fees.

Forestal says he doesn’t believe the BMV can be trusted on its own to make changes proposed by the accounting firm BKD LLP in the audit released Monday.