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Sponsors: Senator Sheheen
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Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance
Summary: Automobile insurance
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/13/2012 Senate Prefiled 12/13/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance 1/8/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 37) 1/8/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance (Senate Journal-page 37)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND CHAPTER 77, TITLE 38 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES ISSUED OR DELIVERED IN THIS STATE, BY ADDING SECTION 38-77-127 TO PROHIBIT INDIVIDUALIZED, ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF DRIVING HABITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSMITTING USAGE-BASED DATA OF INSURED DRIVERS OF THIS STATE TO AUTOMOBILE INSURERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 77, Title 38 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-77-127. An automobile insurance policy may not be issued or delivered in this State to the owner of a motor vehicle or may not be issued or delivered by an insurer licensed in this State upon a motor vehicle then principally garaged or principally used in this State, that provides automobile insurers access to usage-based data collected by wireless, electronic, aftermarket hardware devices or other similar devices attached to automobiles for the purpose of transmitting information relating to driving habits, including, but not limited to, an insured's distance traveled, hours of use, location, braking, or acceleration."
SECTION 2. Any automobile insurance policy issued or delivered to the owner of a motor vehicle in this State by an insurer licensed in this State, as of the effective date of this act, utilizing such a device is exempt from this act, but any subsequent renewal
or purchase of automobile insurance relating to such a device after the effective date of this act is prohibited.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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