HB 0037 Relating to Motor Vehicles
Sponsor:ROSS Handling House Bill:
Committee:MVTR LR Number:L0296.01I
Last Action:02/02/95 - Bill Combined w/HCS/HB 234, 166 & 253
Title:HCS/HB 234, 37, 166 & 253
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HB0037 Ross, Carson


HB 37 -- Proof of Insurance

This bill requires vehicle owners at the time of registration to present their insurance identification card or some other proof of financial responsibility and to initial a statement certifying that they will maintain financial responsibility and that they have read the statement and understand the consequences and penalties for failure to maintain financial responsibility with respect to each motor vehicle that is owned, licensed or operated on the streets.

The bill also provides that a person who fails to maintain financial responsibility and is subject to suspension due to damages or injuries arising out of an accident, will have his or her license to operate a motor vehicle suspended for a period of 2 years. The person will not be eligible for reinstatement unless proof of financial responsibility is filed with the Department of Revenue, restitution is made to all persons for injuries to persons and for property damages, and a reinstatement fee of $1,000 is paid to the department.

Any person who operates a vehicle while his or her license or registration has been suspended or revoked or knowingly permits any motor vehicle owned by such person to be operated by another upon any highway is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. No court may suspend the imposition of sentence nor impose a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor is such person eligible for parole or probation until he or she has served a minimum of 30 days, unless as a condition of parole or probation the person performs at least 10 days involving at least 100 hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service.