Iowa General Assembly Banner

Text: SF02191                           Text: SF02193
Text: SF02100 - SF02199                 Text: SF Index
Bills and Amendments: General Index     Bill History: General Index

Senate File 2192

Partial Bill History

Bill Text

  1  1    Section 1.  Section 321A.6, Code 1995, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsection:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  5.  If, prior to the date that the
  1  4 department would otherwise suspend the person's license and
  1  5 registration or nonresident's operating privilege under
  1  6 section 321A.5, evidence of either of the following is filed
  1  7 with the department:
  1  8    a.  Evidence that the person made diligent and reasonable
  1  9 efforts to locate the prospective claimants, but was unable to
  1 10 do so.
  1 11    b.  Evidence that the person made a written request by
  1 12 restricted certified mail in an effort to settle the claim and
  1 13 no response was made to the request within thirty days of the
  1 14 request.  
  1 15                           EXPLANATION
  1 16    Chapter 321A applies to owners and operators of motor
  1 17 vehicles who do not have automobile insurance.  Current law
  1 18 requires the state department of transportation to suspend the
  1 19 motor vehicle license of an operator and the registration of
  1 20 an owner of a motor vehicle involved in a motor vehicle
  1 21 accident which has resulted in bodily injury, death, or damage
  1 22 in excess of $500 unless the owner or operator deposits
  1 23 security which is sufficient to satisfy any judgment for
  1 24 damages resulting from the accident.  The department may
  1 25 suspend the license and registration within 60 days of receipt
  1 26 of the accident report.
  1 27    Section 321A.6 provides for exceptions to filing security
  1 28 if there was no injury or damage caused to a person or
  1 29 property other than the operator or owner; if the motor
  1 30 vehicle was stopped, standing, or parked; if the motor vehicle
  1 31 was being operated without the owner's permission; and if
  1 32 prior to the date the department would suspend the license and
  1 33 registration, the person files evidence that the person is
  1 34 released from liability, been finally adjudicated not to be
  1 35 liable or has executed a warrant for confession of judgment,
  2  1 or has executed a written agreement providing for payment of
  2  2 an agreed amount in installments.
  2  3    This bill adds another exception which prohibits the
  2  4 department from suspending the license and registration if the
  2  5 person files evidence with the department that the person has
  2  6 made diligent and reasonable efforts to locate the prospective
  2  7 claimants, but was unable to do so, or the person has sent a
  2  8 written request by restricted certified mail (registered mail,
  2  9 return receipt requested) and no response was made within 30
  2 10 days.  
  2 11 LSB 3456XS 76
  2 12 js/sc/14.3

Text: SF02191                           Text: SF02193
Text: SF02100 - SF02199                 Text: SF Index
Bills and Amendments: General Index     Bill History: General Index

Return To Home Iowa General Assembly

index Search: Senate Bills and Amendments (76th General Assembly)

© 1996 Cornell College and League of Women Voters of Iowa


Last update: Mon Mar 4 09:39:45 CST 1996
URL: /DOCS/GA/76GA/Legislation/SF/02100/SF02192/960214.html