On March 13, 2010, SB 394 was passed by the West Virginia Legislature; effective ninety (90) days from passage. The bill created a new section of the Motor Vehicle Code (§17D-2A-6a) to allow the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop and implement an electronic insurance verification program. This program is based upon the model established by the Insurance Industry Committee on Motor Vehicle Administration (IICMVA) and used to electronically verify evidence of insurance coverage with insurance companies.
The commissioner was also given the authority to contract with a third party vendor to act as the agent to develop the program, conduct the electronic verification process with insurance companies and to operate the program.
This new section of Code and the Motor Vehicle Code may be read in its entirety by visiting our legislative website at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/