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Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of March 17th 2014

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New Law May Change Pennsylvania Auto Insurance

Senate Bill 1040 (SB 1040), a new Pennsylvania statute in the works, may profoundly change how drivers receive auto insurance coverage throughout the state. SB 1040 has been receiving growing support among the state’s lawmakers, and if approved, will enable Pennsylvania drivers to receive their proof of auto insurance electronically.
Source: Freeway Insurance
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Roseburg DMV will no longer do commercial vehicle drive tests

The Roseburg branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles is one of three locations that will no longer be doing commercial truck driving tests. Roseburg, Coos Bay and the Southeast Portland DMV offices will axe the exams starting April 1.
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Saratoga County wants state to waive license fee for vets

Saratoga County supervisors on Tuesday called on the state Department of Motor Vehicles to not require veterans to pay to have a veteran notation added to their driver’s license.
Source: The Daily Gazette
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Rhode Island bill would shift money to roads, bridges

A Rhode Island state lawmaker offered a plan to help the state dig themselves out of a hole in transportation funding. Rep. Anthony Giarrusso, R-East Greenwich, introduced a bill to route vehicle fees to transportation. Specifically, H7325 would earmark $61 million in current Department of Motor Vehicles revenues for road and bridge maintenance.
Source: Land Line Magazine
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Registration of UTVs included in proposed state budget; Sen. Ritchie says move is a ‘major step forward’

A proposed budget put forward the state Senate includes a measure that would allow registration of utility task vehicles (UTVs), according to Sen. Patricia Ritchie. The proposal would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to register larger recreational vehicles, which would make the state more money, according to Ritchie.
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Virginia scooter, moped drivers must be registered come July

As of July 1, mopeds also must be titled and registered in Virginia.
Source: Daily Press
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NY: Nearly 8,900 licenses suspended for back taxes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says nearly 8,900 New Yorkers have had their drivers licenses suspended for failing to pay taxes they owe the state. The suspensions are a result of legislation that encourages people who owe more than $10,000 in back taxes to settle with the state Tax Department.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Duncanville plans to corral red-light scofflaws

The city of Duncanville has entered into an agreement with Dallas County in an effort to collect payments from red-light camera scofflaws, city officials reported.
Source: Dallas Morning News
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Florida Senate passes cut in motor vehicle fees

Motorists in Florida will get a break in the fees they pay to renew their car registration, although many won’t see the benefit until next year
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