H. B. 2047
(By Delegate Butcher)
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated
to prohibiting automobile insurance rate increases or
surcharges for reason of nonserious traffic convictions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-20-18a
, to read as
ARTICLE 20. RATES AND RATING ORGANIZATIONS.
§33-20-18a. Insurance rates not to be increased for minor traffic
Notwithstanding any conflicting provision of this article, an
insurer may not increase motor vehicle liability insurance rates or
add surcharges to motor vehicle insurance policies for reason of
convictions not included among those serious traffic offenses set forth in article five, chapter seventeen-c of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit insurers from
increasing motor vehicle insurance rates or adding surcharges to
those policies for minor traffic violations.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.