William Haslam signed House Bill 280 into law on March 22. The bill extends the time given to respond to a Department of Revenue (DOR) request for information regarding motorists suspected of not having proper auto insurance coverage. Previously the response time was 15 days; it is now 30 days.
HB 280 also established a $25 fee that will be assessed when a motorist whose registration was suspended due to noncompliance reinstates or renews their registration. This fee is assessed in addition to other costs due at registration.