4509.103 Insurer to provide financial responsibility identification cards.

(A) As used in this section and sections 4509.101 and 4509.102 of the Revised Code, "electronic wireless communications device" includes any of the following:

(1) A wireless telephone, including a cellular telephone;

(2) A personal digital assistant;

(3) A computer, including a laptop computer, a netbook computer, and a tablet computer;

(4) Any other substantially similar wireless device that is designed or used to communicate and displays text or images.

(B) Each insurer writing motor vehicle liability insurance in this state shall provide financial responsibility identification cards to every policyholder in this state to whom it has delivered or issued for delivery a motor vehicle liability insurance policy. A minimum of one financial responsibility identification card shall be issued for every motor vehicle insured under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy.

A financial responsibility identification card shall be valid only for the policy period. The card shall be in a form prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles. It shall disclose the policy period and shall contain such other information as required by the registrar.

(C) Each insurer writing motor vehicle liability insurance in this state also may provide to every policyholder in this state to whom it has delivered or issued for delivery a motor vehicle liability insurance policy the ability to utilize an electronic wireless communications device to present proof of financial responsibility to a traffic violations bureau, court, registrar, or peace officer when required to do so by section 4509.101 of the Revised Code. The text or images that are displayed on such a device as the result of the generation and delivery by the insurer of information and data to the device shall conform to the requirements applicable to such text or images that the registrar prescribes in rules adopted under section 4509.101 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 255, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.

Effective Date: 10-20-1995