NCOIL President Lehman, said, "
The Committee received an update on the work of the
Considine provided a briefing during this meeting that there have been officer level discussions on the issue, but more need to occur.
The Committee also introduced and discussed the first draft of an NCOIL Distracted Driving Model Act, sponsored by
Asm. Cooley stated, "It is vital that we create this type of legislation for states to use as guidance as they develop legislation beyond the no-texting ban. Developing the appropriate level of penalties is critical. We hope that everyone will get behind this effort in order to improve traffic safety, reduce motor-vehicle related injuries and fatalities, strengthen enforcement, and signal to public and app developers what 'driver safety' capabilities their products should have."
Additionally, the Committee provided the opportunity for discussion on the five (5) NCOIL Model Laws scheduled for re-adoption at the upcoming NCOIL "Summer" Meeting in September. Those Models are: Post-Assessment Property and Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Model Act (originally adopted
Chair Rowland stated, "It is an honor to be appointed by my colleagues to Chair the
There were over 100 participants on the interim virtual meeting which included 17 legislators from 15 states. In addition to the robust dialogue from legislators, NCOIL heard perspectives from a wide array of interested parties including the
NCOIL notified all meeting attendees during the meeting upon realizing that there was a problem with Zoom access, stating that it had pre-arranged to have a 500-participant capacity and this function was not automatically enabled by Zoom. "That was awful, just awful," stated Considine. "We'll refund double anyone's registration fee who signed up in advance but could not get through." Please reach out to
Minutes and the video recording from the meeting will be posted on the NCOIL website in the next week.
All material discussed during the meeting, including the draft of the Distracted Driving Model, can be viewed here: http://ncoil.org/ncoil-property-casualty-insurance-committee-interim-conference-call-july-24-2020-100-pm-230-pm-est/