SB 947 Creates insurance requirements for transportation network companies and drivers
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 5729S.01T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 6/23/2016 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2328
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016
House Handler: Haahr

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Current Bill Summary


SB 947 - This act creates the insurance coverage requirements between a transportation network company (TNC) and a TNC driver who uses a personal vehicle to transport passengers for the TNC beginning April 1, 2017. A TNC driver or the TNC company, on the driver's behalf, is required to maintain primary automobile insurance coverage as specified in the act. The policy of insurance must recognize that the driver uses the vehicle to transport riders for compensation while logged onto the TNC's digital network. The TNC is required to notify a TNC driver of the insurance coverage provided by the TNC and to also notify a driver that his or her own personal automobile insurance policy may not provide coverage while the driver uses a vehicle in connection with the service and that it may also violate the terms of his or her contract with a lienholder. Automobile insurers in Missouri may exclude or limit any and all insurance coverage provided to owner's or operator's of personal vehicles while logged into a TNC's digital network for the purpose of transporting persons or property for compensation. In a claims coverage investigation, TNCs and any insurer potentially providing coverage under the act shall cooperate to facilitate the exchange of relevant information with each other and any insurer of the TNC driver, if applicable.

This act is identical to HB 1563 (2016), is substantially similar to the perfected HCS/HB 2330 (2016), and is similar to HB 781 (2015).

KAYLA HAHN