HB638I-INSURED VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION ACT
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 638 -- Insured Vehicle Identification Network Act

Sponsor:  Funderburk

This bill replaces the Motorist Insurance Identification Database
Act which expired June 30, 2007, with the Insured Vehicle
Identification Network Act to track insured motorists, identify
uninsured motorists, and maintain this information in a statewide
database.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Requires the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions
and Professional Registration, in collaboration with the
departments of Revenue and Public Safety, to establish and
operate for six months the Insured Vehicle Identification Network
Pilot Program.  At the end of the six-month period, the
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional
Registration may continue the program, terminate the program, or
continue the program and submit a recommendation to terminate it
to the General Assembly by December 31, 2011.  The General
Assembly may, upon receiving the termination recommendation,
authorize the termination of the program by enacting a concurrent
resolution within the first 60 days of the Second Regular Session
of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly;

(2)  Renames the Insurance Identification Database Fund as the
Insured Motorist Fund and specifies that all fees from the
program must be deposited into the fund and all, instead of the
current 6%, of the revenue from collections of the insurance
premiums tax levied and collected under Sections 148.310 -
148.461, RSMo;

(3)  Requires the information provided by insurers and the
department to remain the property of the original entity after
any termination of the program and prohibits the information
contained in the database from being sold but requires it to be
disclosed to verify a person's insurance coverage upon request by
any state or local government agency investigating, litigating,
or enforcing compliance with the motor vehicle financial
responsibility requirements or upon the request of other
specified individuals or agencies;

(4)  Requires the department to annually review the operation and
performance of the program and submit a report of its findings to
the General Assembly by January 15, 2012, and every year
thereafter, if the program has not been terminated;

(5)  Requires the designated agent of the program to notify the
Department of Revenue of any vehicle owner who the database
cannot identify as maintaining financial responsibility.  The
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional
Registration, in consultation with the Department of Revenue,
will determine the intervals for notification.  Upon receiving
the notification, the Department of Revenue must review the list
and authorize the designated agent to notify the owners of their
noncompliance; and

(6)  Authorizes the Department of Insurance, Financial
Institutions and Professional Registration to enter into
reciprocal agreements with other states for the mutual use of the
information contained in the database and similar information
contained in a database operated by another state.

The bill contains an emergency clause.

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