SB 505 Provides that operating a motorcycle, in and of itself, shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence and prohibits claims adjusters from assigning fault to a party simply because the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner
Sponsor: Koster
LR Number: 0162S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/15/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S272
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 505 - This act provides that operating a motorcycle, in and of itself, shall not be considered evidence of comparative negligence. The act also provides that when investigating an accident or settling an automobile insurance policy claim, no insurer, agent, producer, or claims adjuster of an insurer shall assign a percentage of fault to a party based upon the sole fact that the party was operating a motorcycle in an otherwise legal manner. A violation of this provision shall be considered an unfair trade practice.

STEPHEN WITTE