An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §1605, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §1605, sub-§6-A is enacted to read:
This bill makes it a Class C crime if a person who is required to maintain proof of financial responsibility operates a vehicle, or knowingly allows the operation of that vehicle, on a public way without such proof and that vehicle is involved in an accident that results in serious bodily injury while being operated on the public way. This bill also increases from a Class E to a Class D crime the penalty for such a person operating a vehicle or knowingly allowing the operation of a vehicle without proof of financial responsibility.