|HB 0234||Financial Responsibility for Motor Vehicles|
|Sponsor:||THOMASON (163)||Handling House Bill:||MCKENNA|
|Last Action:||05/15/95 - 015 S Calendar H Bills for Third Reading w/SCA 1 (In BC)|
|Title:||HCS/HBs 234, 37, 166 & 253|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
HCS/HBs 234, 37, 166 & 253 - This act contain provisions for financial responsibility for motor vehicles.
PENALTIES - A fee of $100 is imposed upon any driver failing to carry an insurance identification card unless the driver can show that he had insurance on that date. Any failure to maintain financial responsibility shall also be penalized as a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of $100, with no suspended imposition/execution of sentence, unless the driver did have financial responsibility.
The penalty for driving with a suspended or revoked license is increased to a Class A misdemeanor, with no suspended imposition of sentence or probation unless 10 days involving 100 hours of community service is required.
PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Each motor vehicle owner shall show an insurance identification card or other evidence of financial responsibility at the time of vehicle registration. The Director of Revenue shall notify each owner of this requirement. The Director shall sample at least 1% of all vehicle registrations or licenses to determine compliance.
ACCIDENTS - A motor vehicle owner who did not operate his vehicle at an accident shall be responsible for providing security for any damages caused by the driver of his vehicle.
SUSPENSIONS - Driver's licenses shall be suspended until any security requirements are satisfied. The reinstatement fee for such a suspension shall be $1,000. The time period for filing a civil action to keep this suspension in effect is increased from 1 to 5 years.
HEARINGS - The time for a decision is extended from 90 to 120 days.
UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE - The requirements for uninsured
motorist coverage shall not apply to historic motor vehicles.
SCA 1 - MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERS FAILING TO MAINTAIN RESPONSIBILITY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR UP TO $5,000 IN DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY OPERATOR TO WHOM THE OWNER LOANED THE VEHICLE.