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S.B. 4 Enrolled
This bill modifies the Insurance Code to amend uninsured motorist property damage
. allows an insurer to offer higher uninsured motorist property damage coverages at
appropriate rates; and
. makes technical changes.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
31A-22-305.5, as last amended by Chapter 158, Laws of Utah 1999
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 31A-22-305.5 is amended to read:
31A-22-305.5. Uninsured motorist property damage coverage -- Coverage
(1) (a) At the request of the named insured, every motor vehicle liability policy of
insurance under Sections 31A-22-303 and 31A-22-304 or combination of policies purchased to
satisfy the owner's or operator's security requirement of Section 41-12a-301 which policy does
not provide insurance for collision damage shall provide uninsured motorist property damage
coverage for property damage to the motor vehicle described in the policy.
(b) The uninsured motorist property damage coverage provided under Subsection (1)(a)
shall be for the benefit of covered persons, as defined under Section 31A-22-305 , who are legally
entitled to recover damages:
(i) from the owner or operator of an uninsured motor vehicle, as defined under
Subsections 31A-22-305 (2)(a), (c), and (d)[
(ii) arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of an uninsured motor vehicle.
section shall include payment for loss or damage to the motor vehicle described in the policy, not
to exceed the motor vehicle's actual cash value or $3,500, whichever is less.
(b) Property damage does not include compensation for loss of use of the motor vehicle.
(3) The coverage provided under this section shall be payable only if:
(a) the occurrence causing the property damage involves actual physical contact between
the covered motor vehicle and an uninsured motor vehicle;
(b) the owner, operator, or license plate number of the uninsured motor vehicle is
(c) the insured or someone on his behalf reports the occurrence within ten days to the
insurer or his agent.
section shall be subject to a $250 deductible and shall be excess to any other insurance covering
property damage to the motor vehicle described in the policy.
(5) The insurer providing coverage under this section may, at appropriate premium rates,
make available additional:
(a) coverage above the limits provided under Subsection (2); and
(b) deductibles [
above the limits provided under Subsection (4).
issued in this state as a result of payment of a claim made under this section.
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