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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: May 7, 2013 05:09 PM
From: Senator Michael L. Waugh
To: All Senate members
Subject: Requiring Insurance Companies to Notify PennDOT when insurance is paid for with a bad check
I am reintroducing legislation that amends Section 1786 of Title 75 (Vehicles) of Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This was Senate Bill 1023 from the 2011-12 session.

Under this legislation, if a person pays for a vehicle’s insurance policy with a bad check, the insurance company will be required to immediately notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which will then be required to rescind the vehicle’s registration. This problem was highlighted by a constituent who runs a title business. He noted that some drivers will pay for their insurance with a bad check, and when the insurance company rescinds the policy, it never notifies PennDOT. The person can thus drive for several months without insurance.

Co-sponsors of Senate Bill 1023 were Senators Alloway, Boscola, Brewster, Fontana, Rafferty and Solobay.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Greg Beckenbaugh in my office at 787-3817, or by e-mail at gbeckenbaugh@pasen.gov.

Introduced as SB989