The original instrument and the following digest, which constitutes no part of the
legislative instrument, were prepared by Cheryl Cooper.
DIGEST
SB 179 Original 2021 Regular Session Connick
Present law requires uninsured automobile liability insurance coverage with respect to any motor
vehicle designed for use on public highways and required to be registered in this state unless the
named insured in the policy either rejects uninsured motorist coverage, selects lower limits, or selects
economic-only coverage on a form prescribed by the commissioner of insurance. The prescribed
form shall be provided by the insurer and signed by the named insured or his legal representative.
Proposed law retains present law and prohibits a transportation network company from rejecting
uninsured motorist coverage, selecting lower limits, or selecting economic-only coverage for its
drivers during the pre-trip acceptance or the prearranged ride periods.
Proposed law requires a transportation network company to provide a minimum of uninsured
motorist coverage during the pre-trip acceptance period in the amount of not less than fifty thousand
dollars for death and bodily injury per person, not less than one hundred thousand dollars for death
and bodily injury per incident, and not less than twenty-five thousand dollars for property damage.
Requires uninsured motorist coverage during the prearranged ride period in an amount of not less
than one million dollars for death, bodily injury, and property damage.
Effective August 1, 2021.
(Adds R.S. 22:1295(1)(a)(v))