|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 285 - Repeal of Insurance Sampling Program|
|Author:||Senator Steve Murphy|
|Prepared by:||Bonnie Berezovsky, Senate Counsel (651/296-9191)
Amy Vennewitz, Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
|Date:||January 20, 2005|
Section 2 authorizes the Commissioner of Public Safety to require an applicant for vehicle registration or transfer to supply vehicle insurance information. Instead of supplying insurance information, the owner may submit an affidavit stating that the vehicle will not be operated. [A similar authorization was repealed by the legislature in 2003 when the insurance sampling program was enacted.]
Section 3 requires a vehicle owner to provide insurance information when the department records or other records show a required insurance policy is not in effect.
Section 4 corrects statutory section references.
Section 5 requires a vehicle owner who receives notice of cancellation of vehicle insurance, to provide a copy of this notice to the commissioner within 30 days after coverage has expired. Before the expiration of the 30 days, the owner must:
Make a timely objection to the insurer's cancellation of coverage; or
Surrender the registration certificate and vehicle license plates to the commissioner and refrain from operating the vehicle until proof of current insurance is provided to the commissioner.
Section 6 corrects a statutory section reference.
Section 7 repeals two subdivisions. Minnesota Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3, which is repealed, creates the insurance sampling program. Minnesota Statutes, section 169.798, subdivision 4, which is repealed, requires a vehicle owner who is applying to register or transfer a motor vehicle, to attest to the existence of motor vehicle insurance.
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