SB 0284 Tightens motor vehicle financial responsibility req.
Committee:TRANLR Number:L1207.01I
Last Action:01/30/95 - Referred S Transportation Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

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.