The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill, co-authored by our area representative Mary Czaja, which keeps up with modern technology.
The bill will allow drivers to offer electronic proof of motor vehicle insurance. The freshman, Czaja wrote the bill along with Senator Frank Lasse of DePere.
In the event of a traffic stop, a driver would be able to display an electronic proof of insurance on a mobile device to a law enforcement officer. The bill has garnered wide support from both the insurance industry and law enforcement agencies.
Czaja said about the bill, “We realize the prevalence of technology in our society, and allowing for electronic proof of insurance will streamline the process of a traditional traffic stop.”
Additionally, SB 62 will create increased efficiency and cost-savings in Wisconsin’s court system reducing the time and money spent on processing tickets written to drivers who are actually insured but lack the proper documention at the time of the traffic stop.
“This bill is a win-win for Wisconsin consumers and law enforcement, and I am glad to see the Legislature unite behind commonsense reform,” said Czaja.
After a 33-0 vote in the Senate, SB 62 will now head to the Assembly for a vote.
Speaking of Representative Czaja, she along with Senator Tom Tiffany will hold a pair of listening sessions Friday. The first will be held at 11:30 in Antigo at their city hall. That will be followed by an afternoon session at the TB Scott Free Library in Merrill at 2.
Czaja will host her own listening session Saturday here in Tomahawk at the Public Library starting at 10.