Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill to have Arizona join Idaho in permitting motorists to use a wireless communication device to show proof of auto insurance.
Arizona was the second state to approve such a bill. Idaho on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to pass an electronic proof of insurance bill.
A California legislator’s bill to enable auto insurance policyholders to issue proof of coverage verification via a mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone, is among several similar bills in at least a handful of states in various stages of passage.
California Legislator Introduces Smartphone Proof of Insurance Bill 1708, would enable a person required to provide evidence of financial responsibility to do so through the use of a mobile electronic device, according to the bill’s wording.
A similar bill in Idaho, Senate Bill 1319, passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously and Maryland and Mississippi are among states with bills making their way through those respective legislatures that would enable motorists to display insurance information in electronic format.