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5:56 am
Wed March 12, 2014

One Strike Insurance Law Advancing in Kentucky General Assembly

A Kentucky House panel says when it comes to letting your vehicle insurance lapse, one strike and you're out.

Currently, Kentucky law allows a driver's insurance to lapse three times before the vehicle registration is revoked. But under a bill passed Wednesday, that number would drop to one time.

The bill's sponsor is Democratic Representative Keith Hall of Phelps. He says drivers would still have 60 days from the time insurance lapses to restore coverage. Republican Representative David Floyd of Bardstown asked for an amendment to allow some members of the military to be exempt from the penalties.

The bill cleared the House Transportation Committee Tuesday with a unanimous vote. It now moves on to the full House for consideration.