The Vermont Statutes Online
Banking and Insurance
4211. Volunteer drivers
(a) An insurer
may not refuse to issue motor vehicle liability insurance to an applicant
solely because the applicant is a volunteer driver. An insurer may not impose a
surcharge or otherwise increase the rate for a motor vehicle policy solely on
the basis that the named insured, a member of the insured's household, or a
person who customarily operates the insured's vehicle is a volunteer driver.
(b) As used in
this section, "volunteer driver" means a person who provides services,
including transporting individuals or goods, without compensation above mileage
expenses to a charitable organization or nonprofit corporation established
under Title 11B, pursuant to a written agreement.
(c) This section
does not prohibit an insurer from refusing to renew, imposing a surcharge on,
or otherwise raising the rate for a motor vehicle liability insurance policy
based upon factors other than the volunteer status of the insured driver.
(Added 2009, No. 80 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)