Maine LD 504: An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility

LD 504 (subjects: MOTOR VEHICLES , FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=504&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Lori Fowle of Vassalboro: (D – District 80) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative McLEAN of Gorham, TABLED pending REFERENCE.
Later today assigned.
2/24/2015 House Unfinished Business
2/26/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
5/19/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, REPORT A Ought Not to Pass was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Report A Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 1605, sub- 6, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, 2 and affected by Pt. B, 5, is amended to read:

6. Operating without giving proof. A person commits a Class E D crime if that person is required to maintain proof of financial responsibility and, without authorization from the Secretary of State and without that proof, operates a vehicle or knowingly permits a vehicle owned by that person to be operated by another on a public way.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 1605, sub- 6-A is enacted to read:

6-A. Serious bodily injury while operating without proof. A person commits a Class C crime if that person is required to maintain proof of financial responsibility and, without authorization from the Secretary of State and without that proof, operates a vehicle or knowingly permits a vehicle owned by that person to be operated by another on a public way and that vehicle is involved in an accident that results in serious bodily injury while on that public way.

summary

This bill makes it a Class C crime if a person who is required to maintain proof of financial responsibility operates a vehicle, or knowingly allows the operation of that vehicle, on a public way without such proof and that vehicle is involved in an accident that results in serious bodily injury while being operated on the public way. This bill also increases from a Class E to a Class D crime the penalty for such a person operating a vehicle or knowingly allowing the operation of a vehicle without proof of financial responsibility.

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