HB 619 — Distracted Driving Bill Will
this Tuesday, April 10 in the
Transportation Committee at 9:00 a.m.
We thank you if you've already emailed your legislator to ask for their
support of HB 619 as well as we hope you've also asked your insureds to
make those contacts either through email or Facebook. We have gotten
some questions about why our focus is on this issue rather than on other
more important tort reform issues, so we'd like to once again explain our
intentions in this area.
In an initial email that we sent out before the Legislative Session began,
we explained that we were working with PIA Member and Rep. Mike Huval, a
member of the House Insurance Committee, to introduce legislation on
Distracted Driving. We also explained that we would be using this bill as a
test run to extend our grassroots efforts to our consumers in order to work
through any kinks, so that next year we can have the process mastered for
when we work on tort reform issues. Each year tort reform bills are
introduced to only fail for political reasons, so we believe if we plan
ahead strategically we can be better prepared next year to introduce such
bills. One way to do that is to make sure that we have a strong consumer
grassroots effort, because it will be important for consumers to make those
contacts and demand action in order to lower insurance rates. How do we work
toward those long-term goals? We start now in building those grassroots
efforts, so we ask you to join us!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
We ask that you contact the
House Transportation Committee to ask for their
support of this bill,
HB 619, which will be heard by the committee on
Tuesday, April 10th.
We also ask that you pass along this request to your clients, so that they
can in turn ask their legislators to support
HB 619. This can be accomplished by going to this
LINK to copy and paste the information provided into
an email that can forwarded to your clients. Or, as another option, just
Facebook page and share the post leading to the
Consumer Action Center with your clients.
If you are unable to submit a response through the above links, it is due
to the fact you may not live in the same area as one of the
House Transportation Committee Members. If you know
anyone personally on the committee and would like to reach out to them,
this link for the committee member email addresses.