Bonilla’s Bill Clarifying Insurance Coverage Passes Appropriations

August 19, 2014 18:00 pm · 10 comments

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla’s AB 2293, which clarifies insurance requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), was approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee and moving to the Senate floor.

“I remain deeply invested in protecting all consumers, drivers and pedestrians that are affected by the hazardous insurance gaps that currently exist for TNCs,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “I am in full support of advanced technology and business innovation, and believe consumer protection can also be achieved in their new business models.”

AB 2293 requires TNCs to disclose to their drivers that personal insurance policies may not cover them when they are driving for commercial purposes. It also closes the insurance gap, ensuring that there is insurance coverage from the moment the app is turned on until it is turned off. Furthermore, the measure clarifies that the TNC commercial insurance is the primary insurance coverage.

“I look forward to continuing to ensure that consumer protection and public safety are a state priority. While the pioneering services that TNCs provide have been proven convenient and popular amongst the general public, numerous cases have also shown the dangers that result from a lack of clarity in insurance coverage. AB 2293 resolves this issue and affords companies such as Uber and Lyft the ability to provide higher quality services to their consumers. My bill also protects drivers from the risk of losing their personal assets, such as their homes and life savings, because of inadequate insurance coverage.”

Mark August 19, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Q. Hey isn’t she the one that voted for Tom Ammiano’s bill to let Boy’s in the little Girls restroom?

A. Yes she and Mark DeSaulnier both voted for it.

CA Pushes Bill to Let Boys Use Girls' Bathrooms Based on 'Gender Identity' August 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D) has been a busy beaver since the beginning of the latest legislative term. First, he helped author a “Homeless Bill of Rights”.

Now, he’s pushing a bill that would allow public school students to pick the bathroom of their choosing based on their “gender identity.”

Assembly Bill 1266 would force boys athletic teams to accept girls if those girls identified as boys, or vice versa. It would force schools to allow boys to use girls bathrooms if they identify as girls, or vice versa.

Democrats are despicable, who keeps voting for these clowns?

Yhe Phantom August 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Some Republicans sure stay laser focused on things they do not understand, like gender identity, (sex).

Having rarely been to Europe, they have no experience with unisex restrooms. Or the Oakland Coliseum.

All they ever think about is sex, illicit sex, dirty sex, NAMBLA sex, and LGBT sex…sex, sex, sex…always about sex no matter what is being discussed.

Funny huh?

Atticus Thraxx August 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Gender identity disorder has nothing to do with sex. Dude, if your gonna be an arrogant jackoff, be an informed one. Better yet, crawl back into the Politics cave.

Ven Xeter August 19, 2014 at 8:09 PM

It’s sad that most of California’s state legislature is full of career politicians who are unemployable in the private sector. We deserve better than this. While the people we trust to enforce our laws refuse to do so, if we had intelligent leaders we might get some outside the box thinking. For example, representives like Susan Bonilla make it close to impossible to remove uninsured illegal aliens from our roads. Fine, you value votes over human life, but why not find a way to address the uninsured driver problem? How about a fifty cent to $1 per gallon surcharge on gas that will go towards universal auto liability insurance? Therefor everybody is insured. The beauty of this is it could be cost neutral for those who already obey the law while forcing the 20% criminal element to pay their fair share. It would also encourage conservation and the purchase of more fuel efficient cars.

. August 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM

……and now phantom is claiming to be an expert on (a) Republicans and (b) sex.

Must be a PC290 registrant…..

Yhe Phantom August 20, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Atticus Thraxx

Gotcha! Put your hands up where we can see them…we won’t shoot.

“Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla’s AB 2293, which clarifies insurance requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), was approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee and moving to the Senate floor.”

Bonilla for Assembly


Yhe Phantom August 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Atticus Thraxx

Susan Bonilla and Mark DeSaulnier are political personalities and receive attention in threads other than Politics. does not need hall monitors.

No comment or thought? Then just don’t make one.

Wayne Landana August 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Goodbye Uber! Hope you enjoyed the ride. Back to dirty taxi cabs.

NNNNimby August 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Wow a new low for Claycord. The ADD here is unreal.

Back to the topic at hand. This bill is in response to the death of a 6 year old girl who was run over by an Uber driver on his way to get a fare. Uber denied any liability because there was no passenger in the car and the drivers personal insurance denied the family’s claim because he was driving his car for commercial purposes.

Clearly there is a gap in insurance coverage here that needs to be closed. Thank you Assemblymember Bonilla for closing it.

I don’t care how cool, or disruptive your new business is, if you are worth $17 billion (Uber) you can pay the family of that child what you owe them and you can make sure your drivers are appropriately covered so the next time they kill a child there will be some recourse.

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