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HOUSE BILL NO. 294
INTRODUCED BY B. LAWSON
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURERS TO OFFER UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED PROPERTY DAMAGE COVERAGE; PROVIDING THAT THE PURCHASE OF COLLISION COVERAGE MAY NOT BE MADE A PREREQUISITE TO THE PURCHASE OF UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED PROPERTY DAMAGE COVERAGE; AND AMENDING SECTION 33-23-201, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 33-23-201, MCA, is amended to read:
"33-23-201. Motor vehicle liability policies to
include offer uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage --
rejection by insured. (1) (a) No A motor vehicle liability policy insuring against loss resulting from liability imposed by
law for bodily injury or death suffered by any a person arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle
may not be delivered or issued for delivery in this state , with respect to any a motor vehicle registered and principally
garaged in this state , unless coverage is provided therein offered in the policy or supplemental thereto to the policy, in
limits for bodily injury or death set forth in 61-6-103, under provisions filed with and approved by the commissioner, for
the protection of persons insured thereunder under the policy who are legally entitled to recover damages from owners or
operators of uninsured motor vehicles because of bodily injury, sickness, or disease, including or death , resulting therefrom,
caused by an accident arising out of the operation or use of such an uninsured motor vehicle. An uninsured motor vehicle is
a land motor vehicle, the ownership, the maintenance, or the use of which is not insured or bonded for bodily injury
liability at the time of the accident.
(b) Coverage must also be offered for property damage caused by an accident arising out of the operation or use of an uninsured or underinsured motor vehicle. The insured may not be required to purchase collision coverage as a prerequisite to the purchase of uninsured or underinsured property damage coverage. The insurer and insured may agree to a property damage deductible.
(2) The named insured
shall have the right to may reject such any type of coverage that must be offered under
subsection (1). Unless the named insured requests such the coverage in writing, such the coverage need not be provided
offered in, or supplemental to, a renewal policy where when the named insured had rejected the coverage in connection
with the policy previously issued to him by the same insurer."
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Latest Version of HB 294 (HB0294.01)
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