SB17-182 - Uninsured Motor Vehicle And Medical Coverage

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a limitation on the obligation to cover damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident when uninsured motorist insurance may cover the same damages.

Current law forbids uninsured and underinsured medical coverage to take a setoff when medical insurance pays a part of the damages caused by a crash. The bill clarifies that this does not require the insurers to pay more than the actual damages caused by the crash.

An insurer is authorized to prohibit stacking the limits of more than one uninsured motorist coverage policy if the provisions are included in a single policy covering multiple vehicles or in multiple policies issued by one insurer or by insurers under common ownership or management. But this provision must not prohibit stacking of the uninsured or underinsured policies issued to an insured by different companies or to an unrelated person.

The maximum liability under the uninsured motorist coverage is the lesser of the policy limits and amounts paid by a legally liable person or the amount of damages sustained but not recovered.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: April 19, 2017
04/19/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/21/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/16/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/15/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/14/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/13/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/10/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/07/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/14/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary