Thursday, May 19, 2011


May 19, 2011
Oppose AB299:Subsidized
Low-Cost Auto Insurance

Vote will take place in Senate Commerce committee: Friday, May 20, 1:00pm

MESSAGE: Vote NO on SB299 which creates a new entitlement program for 50% of Nevadans making them eligible for subsidized low cost auto insurance paid for by taxpayers.

CONTACT: Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy: Chairman Schneider, and Senators Breeden, Copening, Parks, Halseth, Roberson, Settelmeyer.

Legislative Phone & Fax numbers: Southern Nevada: 702-486-2626, Northern Nevada : 775-684-6800, 775-684-6789, Toll Free: 800- 978-2878, 800-995-9080, 800-992-0972, Toll Free Fax: 800-995-9080

SB299 creates a subsidized low cost auto insurance program creating a new entitlement program for 50% of all Nevadans. The bill taxes each private passenger vehicle covered by a motor vehicle liability policy sold or renewed in this state. This money would then be used to create the Low-Cost Automobile Pilot program.

Eligibility for this program would be set at 250% of the federal poverty line. For a family of four, the eligibility of this program would be $55,875.  In 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median per-capita household income in Nevada was $53, 431. That means this program would make more than 50% of Nevadans eligible for this program.

We don’t need a new entitlement program in Nevada !

- Janine Hansen

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