(a) If any insurance company shall fail to consistently allow access through an online insurance verification system to verify coverage of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage, the department shall notify the Insurance Commissioner of any and all violations by an insurer of Sections 32-7A-9 and 32-7B-5.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 32-7A-10. Online insurance verification system - Failure to allow access

  • department: The Department of Public Safety of this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • motor vehicle: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1

(b) The department shall prescribe the form and manner of transmission for the purposes of notifying the Insurance Commissioner under subsection (a).

(c) The Insurance Commissioner may impose a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) per violation following a hearing, if, after receiving a notice of a potential violation of any material provision of Section 32-7A-9 or 32-7B-5 from the Insurance Commissioner, it is found that an insurer willfully violated a section listed in the notice.

(Act 2000-554, p. 1005, §1; Act 2011-688, p. 2076, §3.)