Today, State Representative Michael Henne (R-Clayton) applauded the passage of House Bill 279, legislation prohibiting a driver from suing to recover non-economic damages if they failed to provide proof of financial responsibility and have not had coverage  in the last seven years, resulting in their driving privileges being revoked and their license impounded.
“Drivers are required by law to have minimum liability insurance,” said Henne. “Those who repeatedly disobey this requirement should not receive the full benefits that being an insured driver provides.”
Some exceptions House Bill 279 includes are that the prohibition on suing for non-economic damages does not apply when the other driver was texting while driving or under the influence of alcohol. Suing for non-economic damages also does not apply if the offense assessed against the individual is for four or six points under continuing Motor Vehicle Law.
House Bill 279 passed and now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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