Wyoming: SF 87, Electronic Proof of Insurance, passes out of Senate on unanimous vote
An electronic proof of insurance bill (SF 87) designed to allow an operator of a motor vehicle to provide proof of insurance to a law enforcement officer via a mobile device, was amended to broaden its scope beyond just use with law enforcement, in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill then passed out of the Senate on a 30-0 vote. The Engrossed SF 87 was introduced in the House on January 24th.
SF 87 is an insurance consumer-friendly bill that addresses the modern realities of the electronic communications age, where consumers maintain a host of important personal records on their mobile devices. The proposed legislation allows, but does not require insurers to offer proof of insurance in an electronic format and requires that the insurer and policyholder agree to the issuance of the insurance card in an electronic format.
NAMIC submitted written testimony to the Senate Transportation Committee, sent out a member action alert, and contacted members of the Senate during the floor vote to encourage them to support the bill. NAMIC will continue to lobby in support of the bill in the House.
Christian J. Rataj
State Affairs Manager