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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1354         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3409

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Susan Williams Gifford and Stephen L. DiNatale

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents under a safe driver insurance plan.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

James B. Eldridge

 

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Lillian Faust

46 Pinehurst Dr.


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1354        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3409

By Representatives Gifford of Wareham and DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3409) of Susan Williams Gifford, Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents under a safe driver motor vehicle insurance plan.  Financial Services.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents under a safe driver insurance plan.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  The first paragraph of section 183 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “five”,  in line 13, the following words: - or a merit rating plan, as defined in 211 CMR 134.03, of an insurer filed with the commissioner of insurance”. 

             

              SECTION 2.  The second paragraph of said section 183 of said  chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences: - For motor vehicle insurance purposes, as it pertains to an at-fault accident claim, a major accident shall be an accident wherein the claim payment, exclusive of any deductible, exceeds $3,000 under either:  property damage liability coverage; collision coverage; limited collision coverage; or for accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2006, bodily injury liability coverage if there is neither a surchargeable property damage liability coverage claim, nor a surchargeable collision coverage claim, or as a result of the incident with the bodily injury liability coverage claim. A minor accident shall be an accident wherein the claim payment, exclusive of any deductible, exceeds $1,000, but no more than $3,000  under either: property damage liability coverage; collision coverage; limited collision coverage, or for accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2006, bodily injury liability coverage if there is neither a surchargeable property damage liability coverage claim, nor a surchargeable collision coverage claim, or as a result of the incident with the bodily injury liability coverage claim.

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