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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4G: Verification of applicant driving history prior to issuing private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy

[ Text of section added by 2020, 358, Sec. 78 effective January 14, 2021 applicable to all policies issued on or after January 1, 2021. See 2020, 358, Sec. 105.]

  Section 4G. (a) An insurer that utilizes an applicant's Massachusetts driving history as a rating or underwriting factor for private passenger motor vehicle insurance in the commonwealth, a licensed insurance producer or third-party representative shall verify the applicant's Massachusetts driving history through the use of the registry of motor vehicles database or a reliable third-party database prior to processing payment or issuing a policy, unless the driving history is unavailable at the time of the initial inquiry due to a temporary website outage, service interruption or other circumstances beyond the control of the insurer, producer or third-party representative. When providing a private passenger automobile insurance quote, an insurer, licensed insurance producer or third-party representative shall provide a disclosure regarding the verification of an applicant's Massachusetts driving history.

[ There is no subsection (b).]