July 17, 2019

HB 13-1022: Creating a Traffic Infraction for Failure to Carry Automobile Insurance and Dismissing Charges of Failure to Carry Insurance if Proof Provided

On January 9, 2013, Rep. Chris Holbert and Sen. Cheri Jahn introduced HB 13-1022 – Concerning Proof of Motor Vehicle InsuranceThis summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill makes providing false evidence of proof of motor vehicle insurance a class B traffic infraction punishable by a fine of $500. The bill also allows a court clerk’s office to dismiss a charge of violation of the compulsory auto insurance requirement if it verifies there was a policy in effect at the time of the alleged violation using the uninsured motorist database. On Jan. 24, the bill was amended and approved by the Judiciary Committee and referred to the Appropriations Committee.

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  1. Hello,

    Does the law allow the county/city to use discretion on case by case basis or are they to be dismissed per law “in all cases regarless of the city/county” when proof of insurance is provided verifying that the policy was in effect at the time of alleged citation (Failure to Provide Proof of Insurace – did not have the new card)?

    The city of lakewood website page below (where I was cited) does not state they will dismiss it.

    Thank you,

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