Texas Local Government Code - Section 157.042. Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance For Peace Officers In Certain Counties
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§ 157.042. MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR PEACE
OFFICERS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. (a) A county that has a population
of more than 1.3 million and in which a municipality with a
population of more than one million is primarily located shall
insure its sheriff, constables, and full-time deputies of those
officers against liability to third persons arising from the
operation or maintenance of:
(1) county-owned or county-leased motor vehicles; and
(2) privately owned motor vehicles to the extent used
for the performance of county business or law enforcement duties.
(b) A county may satisfy the requirement of Subsection (a)
by requiring that the person to be covered purchase an extended
coverage endorsement to an individually owned liability insurance
policy and by reimbursing the person for the cost of the extended
coverage endorsement. The extended coverage endorsement must be in
an amount equal to or greater than that required by Subsection (d)
and must extend coverage to include the operation of vehicles in the
scope of the person's employment. The county may require a person
insured in this manner to provide proof of coverage.
(c) A county may elect to comply with the requirements of
this section by self-insuring in accordance with Section 601.124,
(d) Liability coverage required under this section must be
in amounts equal to or greater than the amounts required by Chapter
601, Transportation Code.
(e) In this section, "motor vehicle" means a vehicle for
which motor vehicle insurance is written under Subchapter A,
Chapter 5, Insurance Code.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended
by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 30.217, eff. Sept. 1, 1997;
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 644, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts
2001, 77th Leg., ch. 669, § 68, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Last modified: August 11, 2007