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§31-47.4-3  Motor vehicle insurance reporting – Penalty. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-47.4

Uninsured Motorist Identification Database Procedure

SECTION 31-47.4-3

   § 31-47.4-3  Motor vehicle insurance

reporting – Penalty. –

(a) Each insurer that issues a policy that includes motor vehicle liability

coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, or

personal injury coverage under this section shall, before the seventh (7th) day

of each calendar month, provide to the division of motor vehicles designated

agent selected in accordance with the uninsured motorist identification

database program, a record of each motor vehicle insurance policy in effect for

vehicles registered or garaged in Rhode Island as of the date of the previous

submission that was issued by the insurer.

   (b) This subsection does not preclude more frequent reporting

by an insurer on a voluntary basis.

   (c)(1) A record provided by an insurer under subsection (a)

shall include:

   (i) The make, year, and vehicle identification number of each

insured vehicle; and

   (ii) The policy number, effective date, and expiration date

of each policy.

   (iii) The name, date of birth, and if available, driver's

license number of each insured owner or operator, and the address of the named

insured; and

   (d) Each insurer shall provide this information by an

electronic means or by another form the division of motor vehicles designated

agent agrees to accept.

   (e)(1) The division of motor vehicles may, following

procedures adopted pursuant to chapter 42-35, "The Administrative Procedures

Act," assess a fine against an insurer of up to two hundred fifty dollars

($250) for each day the insurer fails to comply with this section.

   (2) The division of motor vehicles shall excuse the fine if

an insurer shows that the failure to comply with this section was:

   (i) Inadvertent;

   (ii) Accidental; or

   (iii) The result of excusable neglect.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2013, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 372, § 1.)