Motor vehicle financial responsibility.

Authors: Representative Matthew Lehman

Co-authors: Representative Robert Heaton, Representative Terri Jo Austin

Sponsors: Senator Travis Holdman, Senator James Buck

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator James Arnold, Senator Frank Mrvan


Makes various changes to the motor vehicle financial responsibility law, including the: (1) definition of "registration" to include the license plate issued in connection with the registration of a vehicle; (2) requirement of proof of financial responsibility; (3) suspension of a registration as a consequence of operation of the vehicle without financial responsibility in effect; and (4) requirement of proof of future financial responsibility for five years related to operating a vehicle without financial responsibility in effect. Increases fees for the reinstatement of a driving license suspended under the financial responsibility law. Specifies that $30 of each reinstatement fee currently charged and the amount of the fee increase must be deposited in the motor vehicle highway account. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on insurance.)