DE HB114 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-5)
Status: Passed on June 13 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-06-13 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


The purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits have not been raised in the State of Delaware since July 19, 1983. Most motor vehicle policies sold in Delaware provide $10,000 for property damage coverage. Bodily injury insurance proceeds are frequently used to cover the cost of not only pain and suffering, but an injured persons medical expenses and lost wages, which have increased since 1983. For example, $15,000 in 1983 is equivalent to $35,960.54 in 2016, based on the federal Consumer Price Index Urban statistics for 1983 and 2016. In addition, $30,000 in 1983 is equivalent to $71,921.08 in 2016.

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An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Bodily Injury And Property Damage Coverage On Motor Vehicles.


Roll Calls

2017-06-13 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-05-16 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 33 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2017-06-13 Signed by Governor
2017-06-13 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-07 Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2017-05-17 Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate
2017-05-16 Passed By House. Votes: 33 YES 5 NO 2 ABSENT
2017-05-16 Amendment HA 1 to HB 114 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-05-16 Amendment HA 1 to HB 114 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-04-26 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 8 On Its Merits
2017-04-04 Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House

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