|SB 0284||Tightens motor vehicle financial responsibility req.|
|Last Action:||01/30/95 - Referred S Transportation Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SB 284 - This act tightens the requirements for financial responsibility by owners of motor vehicles.
PROOF - Proof of financial responsibility is required at annual vehicle registration. Motor vehicle owners must initial a statement saying they understand the consequences of failing to maintain financial responsibility.
PENALTIES - A two-year suspension is imposed if damages are caused in accident, and no reinstatement of the license is allowed until restitution is paid. A $1000 reinstatement fee is required for the two-year suspension. The penalty for driving without a license is increased from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor; probation may only be given with at least 10 days involving 100 hours of community service.
MISCELLANEOUS - Financial responsibility requirements are
applied to incorrectly registered vehicles. The 90-day limit
upon the Department of Revenue for decisions after hearings shall
begin to run on the date the hearing is held.