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AB 1708 - An Act to Amend Section 515 of the Insurance Code, and to Amend Section 16028 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: electronic verification of financial responsibility and insurance. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Existing law requires every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle to be able to establish financial responsibility, and, at all times, carry in the vehicle evidence of a form of financial responsibility, which may be obtained by a law enforcement officer from the electronic reporting system established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law requires, upon the demand of a peace… More
(1)Existing law requires every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle to be able to establish financial responsibility, and, at all times, carry in the vehicle evidence of a form of financial responsibility, which may be obtained by a law enforcement officer from the electronic reporting system established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law requires, upon the demand of a peace officer, that evidence of registration and proof of financial responsibility be provided by a person driving a motor vehicle.

Existing law requires a driver who is issued a notice to appear for any alleged violation of the Vehicle Code or the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident to furnish written evidence of financial responsibility. Existing law requires an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle liability insurance, upon the request of its insured or the Department of Motor Vehicles, to promptly issue written verification as to the existence of that coverage.

This bill would authorize an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle insurance to issue, upon the request of the insured and to the extent available, electronic verification as to the existence of the coverage to a mobile electronic device, as defined, and would allow a person to provide evidence of financial responsibility, under the circumstances described above, through the use of a mobile electronic device.

The bill would require, when a person provides evidence of financial responsibility, using a mobile electronic device, to a peace officer, the peace officer to only view the evidence of financial responsibility and would prohibit him or her from viewing any other content on the mobile electronic device. The bill would also require, whenever a person presents a mobile electronic device pursuant to the above-described provisions, the person to assume all liability for any damage to the mobile electronic device.

By expanding the duties of local public officials and expanding the scope of existing crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 13, 2012.

voted YES: 78 voted NO: 1
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 515 of the Insurance Code, and to Amend Section 16028 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

AB 1708 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
(1)Existing law requires every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle to be able to establish financial responsibility, and, at all times, carry in the vehicle evidence of a form of financial responsibility, which may be obtained by a law enforcement officer from the electronic reporting system established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law requires, upon the demand of a peace officer, that evidence of registration and proof of financial responsibility be provided by a person driving a motor vehicle.

Existing law requires a driver who is issued a notice to appear for any alleged violation of the Vehicle Code or the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident to furnish written evidence of financial responsibility. Existing law requires an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle liability insurance, upon the request of its insured or the Department of Motor Vehicles, to promptly issue written verification as to the existence of that coverage.

This bill would authorize an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle insurance to issue, upon the request of the insured and… More
(1)Existing law requires every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle to be able to establish financial responsibility, and, at all times, carry in the vehicle evidence of a form of financial responsibility, which may be obtained by a law enforcement officer from the electronic reporting system established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Existing law requires, upon the demand of a peace officer, that evidence of registration and proof of financial responsibility be provided by a person driving a motor vehicle.

Existing law requires a driver who is issued a notice to appear for any alleged violation of the Vehicle Code or the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident to furnish written evidence of financial responsibility. Existing law requires an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle liability insurance, upon the request of its insured or the Department of Motor Vehicles, to promptly issue written verification as to the existence of that coverage.

This bill would authorize an insurer issuing policies of automobile liability insurance or motor vehicle insurance to issue, upon the request of the insured and to the extent available, electronic verification as to the existence of the coverage to a mobile electronic device, as defined, and would allow a person to provide evidence of financial responsibility, under the circumstances described above, through the use of a mobile electronic device.

The bill would require, when a person provides evidence of financial responsibility, using a mobile electronic device, to a peace officer, the peace officer to only view the evidence of financial responsibility and would prohibit him or her from viewing any other content on the mobile electronic device. The bill would also require, whenever a person presents a mobile electronic device pursuant to the above-described provisions, the person to assume all liability for any damage to the mobile electronic device.

By expanding the duties of local public officials and expanding the scope of existing crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 515 of the Insurance Code, and to Amend Section 16028 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.
Author(s)
Mike Gatto
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Vehicles: electronic verification of financial responsibility and insurance
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/15/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Insurance4/18/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/02/2012
    Passed Assembly5/10/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Insurance6/28/2012
    Passed Senate8/09/2012
    Passed Assembly8/13/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)8/20/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/07/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on InsuranceDo pass and re-refer to Committee on Appropriations with recommendation: To Consent Calendar.4/18/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Insurance
    13 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass, to Consent Calendar.5/02/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1708 GATTO Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session5/10/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    73 voted YES 0 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on InsuranceDo pass as amended, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent.6/28/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Insurance
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateConsent Calendar 2nd AB1708 Gatto8/09/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    36 voted YES 0 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 1708 GATTO Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/13/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    78 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/15/2012
    2/15/2012Read first time. To print.
    2/16/2012From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.
    2/23/2012Referred to Com. on INS.
    3/13/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.
    3/14/2012Re-referred to Com. on INS.
    4/09/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.
    4/10/2012Re-referred to Com. on INS.
    4/18/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: to consent calendar. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote4/18/2012Do pass and re-refer to Committee on Appropriations with recommendation: To Consent Calendar.
    4/19/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
    4/23/2012Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/02/2012From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 2).
    select this voteVote5/02/2012Do pass, to Consent Calendar.
    5/03/2012Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
    5/10/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 4784.)
    5/10/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/10/2012AB 1708 GATTO Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session
    5/24/2012Referred to Coms. on T. & H. and INS.
    6/06/2012In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    6/11/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
    6/12/2012Withdrawn from committee. Re-referred to Com. on INS.
    select this voteVote6/28/2012Do pass as amended, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent.
    7/03/2012From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: to consent calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 28).
    7/05/2012Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/06/2012From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and ordered to consent calendar.
    8/07/2012Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
    8/09/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4445.).
    8/09/2012In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 11 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/09/2012Consent Calendar 2nd AB1708 Gatto
    8/13/2012Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 1. Page 5887.).
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage8/13/2012AB 1708 GATTO Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    8/20/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
    9/07/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/07/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 236, Statutes of 2012.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    4 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Section 515 of the Insurance Code, and to Amend Section 16028 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.: AB 1708 GATTO Concurrence in Senate Amendments

    4 organizations supported this bill

    Association of California Insurance Companies
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 8). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Department of Insurance
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 8). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Personal Insurance Federation of California
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 8). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 27, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
    Nicole Mahrt Ganley (2012, August 15). ACIC Urges Gov. Brown to Sign Bill Allowing Electronic Proof of Insurance Coverage. Retrieved October 16, 2014, from PCIAA.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$8,000$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$15,900$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$500$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$42,150$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$3,900$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$37,910$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$3,000$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$7,900$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$28,740$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$13,000$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$39,529$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$1,000$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$6,000$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$9,000$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$49,150$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$1,000$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$6,500$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$9,200$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$100,575$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$18,300$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$41,200$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$39,400$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$27,850$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$13,500$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$44,800$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$31,375$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$14,900$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$26,500$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$50,900$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$22,700$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$9,400$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$8,400$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$40,200$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$18,900$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$12,300$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$53,600$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$18,700$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$10,900$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$17,050$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$19,700$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$18,300$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$24,650$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$36,525$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$57,945$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$65,900$0
    John PerezDCA-46$72,800$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$45,100$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$13,000$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$40,500$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$19,400$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$8,000$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$19,900$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$1,000$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$8,000$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$15,900$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$500$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$42,150$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$3,900$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$37,910$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$3,000$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$7,900$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$28,740$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$13,000$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$39,529$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$1,000$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$6,000$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$9,000$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$49,150$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$1,000$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$6,500$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$9,200$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$100,575$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$18,300$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$41,200$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$39,400$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$27,850$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$13,500$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$44,800$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$31,375$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$14,900$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$26,500$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$50,900$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$22,700$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$9,400$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$8,400$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$40,200$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$18,900$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$12,300$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$53,600$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$18,700$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$10,900$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$17,050$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$19,700$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$18,300$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$24,650$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$36,525$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$57,945$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$65,900$0
    John PerezDCA-46$72,800$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$45,100$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$13,000$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$40,500$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$19,400$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$8,000$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$19,900$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$1,000$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Property & casualty insurance$1,051,599
    Insurance agencies, brokers & agents$291,450
    Public official (elected or appointed)$3,500

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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