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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 7, 2019 01:06 PM
From: Representative Jerry Knowles
To: All House members
Subject: Vehicle Property Damage Increase
 
In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation (previous HB 2224) from last Session which increases the minimum amount of property damage insurance a person would be required to carry on an automobile policy. Under current law, a person is required to carry just $5000 insurance for property damage. This number has not been adjusted for decades. The average car cost under $5000 when the current limit was implemented and today the average car cost over $30,000.

As we all know, the current threshold does not cover property damage in today’s economy. I believe it is now time to have our auto insurance property damage limits reflect a more realistic cost should damage occur in an automobile accident.

My legislation would increase the amount to a minimum of $15,000 for property damage for automobile polices.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. Thank you.

Previous Cosponsors: McGINNIS, JOZWIAK, IRVIN, WARD and WHEELAND



Introduced as HB1046