Three Oaks’ Jelinek: State Senate fixes ‘bad driver’s law’

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, March 17, 2004

By Staff
LANSING -- Legislation waiving a $300 fee for motorists who fail to show proof of insurance when pulled over has been sent to the House for concurrence, Sen. Ron Jelinek, R-Three Oaks, announced Tuesday.
Jelinek also is encouraged that the governor is supporting the legislation.
As amended, the bill:
If drivers prove they had insurance, the fees will be refunded by the Secretary of State.
Jelinek noted that the legislation does not remove the civil infraction for failure to show proof of insurance.
This civil infraction has been on the books for years, long before the Driver Responsibiliy Act. Courts may still assess a $25 fee for tickets issued, even if a driver appears in court with proof of insurance.