Lawmaker planning changes to car insurance bill after facing opposition


MINIMUM CAR INSURANCE REQUIRED ..WHICH MEANS A MASSIVE INCREASE IN YOUR BILL. BUT AFTER SOME MAJOR OPPOSITION THE BILL HAS NOW TAKEN A DIFFERENT ROAD. NEWS 13 )S RACHEL KNAPP IS LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE TO EXPLAIN, RACHEL. KIM, THE BILL )S SPONSOR SAYS MANY NEW MEXICANS ARE FINDING THEMSELVES WITH UNPAID BILLS AFTER BEING THE VICTIM OF A CRASH….WHEN THE OTHER DRIVER EITHER DIDN )T HAVE INSURANCE OR WERE UNDER INSURED. BUT SOME WITH THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY SAY HIS PROPOSAL IS NOT THE ANSWER. state farm lobbyist 08:40:11 “If you double it our concern is people who are already following the law would be paying even more for the insurance” 08:40:21 REPRESENTATIVE DAVID GALLEGOS, HE SAYS THE MINIMUM COVERAGE FOR CAR INSURANCE HASN )T CHANGED SINCE THE 19-80 )S. RIGHT NOW, NEW MEXICO REQUIRES DRIVERS TO BE INSURED UP TO 60- THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THEY GET INTO A SIGNIFICANT CRASH. REPRESENTATIVE GALLEGOS WANTED TO DOUBLE THAT BUT SOME SAY THIS MIGHT KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING CAR INSURANCE ALL TOGETHER… SO THE TALK TURNED TO GETTING TOUGHER ON THOSE DRIVERS…. 08:38:03 “Instead of looking at doubling the amount, if we look at the penalty fees to see if there is something we )d like to amend.” 08:38:10 RIGHT NOW THE PENALTY FOR NOT HAVING INSURANCE IN THE STATE IS 300 DOLLARS AND UP TO 90 DAYS IN JAIL OR BOTH. YOU CAN ALSO HAVE YOUR LICENSE SUSPENDED. GALLEGOS DID NOT SAY HOW MUCH HE WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THOSE FEES. HE )S WORKING ON THE AMENDMENT. . KIM. OKAY RACHEL. GALLEGOS DID SAY A BIG PROBLEM IS PEOPLE PAYING FOR INSURANCE FOR A MONTH SO THEY CAN GET THEIR CAR REGISTERED AT MVD, THEN CANCELLING IT. IT )S UNCLEAR IF HIS AMENDED BILL WILL OFFER A SOLUTION TO THAT. MANY OF US NEW MEXICANS

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We already pay way too much for auto insurance here! I'm so sick of these politicians who are out of touch with the citizens of New Mexico. πŸ’€πŸ”«

Great. Now car insurance companies can hike their rates up because its New Mexico. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” why are democrats raises prices on everything?

How much more money do they want from us I pay out the ass for insurance and it's only liability this is some b***** if you ask me

man the Democrats take over and they cant tri and take your money fast enough. when you keep taxes high you keep people on the well fair state

And this guy works for the people of the state of New Mexico and he's trying to increase what people pay for insurance car insurance this is a poor State what the hell is wrong with him

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