Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
New Auto Insurance Law in Wisconsin
#1. Law enforcement officers may not stop vehicles solely to determine whether the Driver has auto insurance. Law enforcement officers performing a traffic stop or investigating an accident can ask for proof of insurance.
#2. Car not driver must be insured
- failure to carry proof of insurance: Forfeiture of $10; no demerit points
- operating without insurance: $114 in Milwaukee municipal court; $200.50 in circuit Court; no demerit points. (Can be up to $500 in other parts of the state)
- providing fraudulent proof of Insurance: forfeiture of up to $5,000; no demerit points.
- to have your car removed from a tow lot will require proof of auto insurance
#5. Required coverage (note: sr-22 Insurance complies with the law):
- liability: minimum limits of $50,000/$100,000/$15,000
- uninsured motorist: minimum limits of $100,000/$300,000
- underinsured motorist: minimum limits of $100,000/$300,000
- medical payments: minimum limits of $10,000 (you do not have to have this coverage)
#6. Auto insurance coverage is available without driver’s license or suspended driver’s license. Please contact individual auto insurance companies for details.
#7. Contact 1-800- 236-8517 - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance - if you need to confirm an insurance company is legitimate. Spanish language is available.
Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants come here to take welfare
Fact: Immigrants are significantly more likely to be in work than US citizens. Undocumented workers can access few benefits, but their taxes contribute to welfare for citizens and permanent residents.
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