|Public Act 097-0285|
|HB1378 Enrolled||LRB097 06051 RPM 46124 b|
AN ACT concerning insurance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by adding
Section 143.19.2 as follows:
(215 ILCS 5/143.19.2 new)
Volunteer driver protection.
(a) For the purpose of this Section, "volunteer driver"
means a person who transports by vehicle individuals or goods
without compensation above reimbursement for expenses, where
the driving services are performed for a nationally affiliated
charitable nonprofit organization operating in Area Agencies
on Aging areas number 3 or 12, as designated by the Department
on Aging, that allows older individuals to transfer their
automobiles to the organization in exchange for personal
(b) An insurer may not refuse to issue vehicle insurance to
a person solely because the applicant is a volunteer driver. An
insurer may not impose a surcharge or otherwise increase the
rate for a vehicle policy solely on the basis that the named
insured or any member of the insured's household or a person
who customarily operates the insured's vehicle is a volunteer
driver. This Section shall not prohibit an insurer from taking