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Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 33

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Business and Consumers
Transportation

Yes
5,510,281
(44.99%)

Argument For

No
6,737,570
(55.01%)

Argument Against

Summary

- Changes current law to permit insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company.

- Allows insurance companies to give proportional discounts to drivers with some prior insurance coverage.

- Will allow insurance companies to increase cost of insurance to drivers who have not maintained continuous coverage.

- Treats drivers with lapse as continuously covered if lapse is due to military service or loss of employment, or if lapse is less than 90 days. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government.

Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

- Probably no significant fiscal effect on state insurance premium tax revenues.

Measure Text

Changes current law to allow insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with any insurance company. Allows proportional discount for drivers with some prior coverage. Allows increased cost for drivers without history of continuous coverage.

Fiscal Impact: Probably no significant fiscal effect on state insurance premium tax revenues.

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