Senate Bill No. 443
(By Senators Tucker, Miller, Snyder, Walters and Kessler (Mr.
[Introduced March 5, 2013; referred to the Committee on Banking
and Insurance; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary .]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17D-4-2 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to increasing the minimum proof of
financial responsibility in motor vehicle insurance coverage.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17D-4-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FUTURE.
§17D-4-2. "Proof of financial responsibility" defined.
The term "proof of financial responsibility" as used in this
shall mean means: Proof of ability to respond in damages
for liability, on account of accident occurring subsequent to the
effective date of said the proof, arising out of the ownership,
operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer in the amount of $20,000 $50,000 because of bodily
injury to or death of one person in any one accident, and, subject
to said the limit for one person, in the amount of $40,000 $100,000
because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any
one accident, and in the amount of $10,000 $25,000 because of
injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the minimum
proof of financial responsibility in motor vehicle insurance
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would