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035-13 Proof of Financial Responsibility on a Wireless Communication Device - Senate Bill (SB) 181

Registration and Title Bulletin - #035-13

Date: September 19, 2013

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Proof of Financial Responsibility on a Wireless Communication Device - Senate Bill (SB) 181

PURPOSE

To inform you of changes to Transportation Code, Section 601.053, Evidence of Financial Responsibility, due to SB 181 from the 83rd legislative session.

DETAILS

SB 181 amended Transportation Code, Section 601.053. The amendments include establishing an additional means for an individual to provide proof of financial responsibility. An image displayed on a wireless communication device is now acceptable proof, as long as it includes the information required by Transportation Code, Section 601.081, Standard Proof of Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Form.

In accordance with Section 601.081, the image must include name of insurer, insurance policy number, policy period, name and address of each insured, policy limits/coverage that meets Texas’ minimums, the make and model of each vehicle covered, and for a named driver policy, the required disclosure under Section 1952.0545 of the Insurance Code.

COUNTY ACTION

County will accept images on a wireless communication device as proof of financial responsibility when the image includes, at minimum, the information required by Transportation Code, Section 601.081, outlined above. Ensure all county personnel are familiar with the new changes in law.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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