HCS HB 899 & 1057 -- PRO0F OF INSURANCE
CO-SPONSORS: Sheldon (Smith, Long)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Motor
Vehicle and Traffic Regulations by a vote of 9 to 0.
The bill clearly delineates that it is a class C misdemeanor for
the operator of a motor vehicle to fail to exhibit proof of auto
insurance upon the demand of any peace officer.
FISCAL NOTE: Estimated Net Effect on State School Moneys Fund
of $0 in FY 97, FY 98, and FY 99. Estimated Net Cost to General
Revenue Fund of $86,851 in FY 97, $92,336 in FY 98, and $94,681
in FY 99.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that law enforcement officials will
clearly have the authority to issue a ticket, if they find a
person does not have proof of insurance on hand when stopped.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Smith and Long;
Missouri State Highway Patrol.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Robert Triplett, Research Analyst