TOPEKA, Kan. (5/26/15)--A Transportation Network Company (TNC) bill with elements agreed to by stakeholders was signed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week.
Senate Bill 101, which replaces one that was vetoed by Brownback and overturned by the legislature, requires TNCs such as Uber to inform drivers that if their lienholder requires comprehensive and collision insurance, they must have such insurance.
TNC’s terms of service must disclose to drivers that “using the vehicle for TNC services without such insurance coverage may violate your legal obligation to the lienholder under Kansas law.”
“The Kansas Credit Union Association has continued to engage with policymakers and interested parties--including TNCs, insurance companies and other financial services providers--to find a legislative compromise on this issue,” said Haley DaVee, league vice president of governmental affairs and association services. “We believe that this legislation addresses our concerns while allowing TNCs the flexibility they want to operate in Kansas.”
CUNA strongly supports legislation mandating that the appropriate amount of insurance--specifically comprehensive and collision coverage--is applied to vehicles used by drivers working for TNCs and that also have liens held by credit unions.