Ohio Senate Passes Bill Allowing Electronic Proof Of Insurance
Since 2011, more than two-thirds of states have enacted similar laws
June 04, 2014
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Columbus – Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo), the bill’s primary sponsor, released the following statement after the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 255 allowing Ohio motorists to provide proof of insurance via a smart phone or other mobile electronic device:
“I am pleased that the Ohio Senate has passed this legislation which embraces new technology in a positive way and brings Ohio in line with a majority of states that have already enacted similar rules and regulations.
“According to the Ohio Telecom Association, half of all wireless customers in Ohio carry a smartphone. While printed insurance cards are still valid, this additional electronic option follows Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles compliance standards and provides additional convenience for Ohio drivers.”

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