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Assessment of H.B. 2012 – Driving Without Insurance Or A Valid Driver’s License

H.B.2012 amended the Transportation Code, Section 521.457 to add that if a person drives with a suspended license and/or without valid insurance that it would be classified as a Class B misdemeanor if shown at trail that, at the time of the offense that the driver of the motor vehicle did not have an established financial responsibility through insurance or a valid license.  Such an offense will be escalated to a third – degree felony if at the time of the offense, the person who was operating the motor vehicle did not establish financial responsibility through insurance and a valid driver’s license and caused a serious injury or death to another individual. The bill became valid on September 1, 2009.

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