Third time without insurance and it's a felony
The first bill adds to current state law where first-time uninsured drivers pay fines and lose their license and vehicle’s license plates upon conviction. The new bill adds that, if the driver gets a third conviction and is uninsured, they would be charged for a felony and, if someone is killed by the auto accident, the uninsured driver is charged with murder instead of manslaughter.
The second bill would require all insurance companies to notify the state Department of Revenue when a policy holder cancels their coverage or changes policy. This will make it easier to identify drivers who have cancelled their policy and do not purchase a new one.
Information on current laws in the state can also be found in the article.
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