A Marion County judge heard arguments today in a lawsuit accusing the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles of overcharging license and title fees.
The BMV says more than half of the people who voted preferred the covered bridge plate.
An audit conducted last year found the BMV had overcharged motorists more than $60 million for various fees since 2013.
Former BMV Chief of Staff Shawn Walters will have to pay a $500 fine for violating a state ethics policy.
The details of the settlement will be released after the State Ethics Commission considers it Thursday.
The agency shut the entire program down during a legal battle over the denial of a personalized license plate.
Pence says his administration has been working for years to correct errors and problems at the BMV.
One lawmaker accused another of threatening to “bury him” over the bill.
The bill would eliminate dozens of BMV fees and make the registration process more simple.
The words “streamline” and “simplify” came up a lot during the hearing.