In Madison the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill wherein the minimum level for car insurance is lowered, wiping out the higher ones that were approved by the Democrats back in 2009.
This bill reduces the minimum amount for coverage for the liability and uninsured drivers insurance. Before the law was approved in 2009, it was voluntary to get insurance for those who are underinsured. This time, it will go back to that same situation. When drivers are the cause of an accident that happened, this underinsured coverage is useful, since it will lower down the liability resulting in a lower amount to be paid for the damage.
Under the Republican bill, getting an insurance policy is still required for motorists, but they can now buy those that have less liability coverage. According to Sen. Frank Lasee of R-De Pere who is one of the sponsors of the bill, this will provide motorists more choices regarding the levels of insurance that they can purchase, in addition to the lower costs that they will have to pay.
Approved by the Senate last month, this bill will make the approval of sales and income tax increases more difficult. During the November election, the Republicans took control of the Legislature and this has been one of their popular targets which was now quickly submitted. The Democrats on the other hand used the procedural method in delaying the final voting.
According to the Republican Governor Scott Walker, he supports this said bill for the lower minimum. Once it is passed, he will sign it.