Washington Rep. Wants To Require Drivers to Purchase Vehicle Liability Insurance

January 15, 2007

Washington Rep. Dean Takko has introduced a House Bill 1046 that would make drivers show proof of financial responsibility or motor
vehicle liability insurance.

According to the bill, the department of vehicle licensing, when it sends a registration renewal notice, shall also provide notice of the requirement for proof of meeting the financial responsibility requirements to renew the license. The department shall not renew a vehicle license due for renewal Jan. 1, 2008, or after unless the applicant provides proof of meeting the financial responsibility requirements for operating a motor vehicle as provided in RCW 46.30.020.

A public hearing on the mattter is scheduled for Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1046&year=2007#documents

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