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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 2. REGULATION OF RELATED BUSINESSES BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION [3901 - 5513]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Household Goods Carriers [5101 - 5335]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 974. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Accident Liability Protection [5161 - 5165]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 974. )

  
5161.  

(a) The commission, in granting permits pursuant to this chapter, shall require the household goods carrier to procure, and continue in effect during the life of the permit, adequate protection against liability imposed by law upon carriers for the payment of damages for personal bodily injuries, including death resulting therefrom, and property damage in the following amounts:

(1) Not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) on account of bodily injuries to or death of one person.

(2) Not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) on account of bodily injuries to or death of more than one person as a result of any one accident. The recovery of each person is subject to the limitation contained in subdivision (a).

(3) Not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for one accident resulting in damage to or destruction of property, other than property being transported by the carrier for any shipper or consignee, whether it is the property of one or more than one claimant.

(4) Not less than six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) on account of bodily injuries to, or death of, one or more persons and damage to or destruction of property, other than property being transported by the carrier for any shipper or consignee, whether it is the property of one or more than one claimant, in any one accident.

(b) The commission may increase the minimum level of public liability and property damage protection required by this section if necessary to provide adequate protection.

(c) The commission shall require all household goods carriers to procure and continue in effect during the life of the permit cargo insurance in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). However, upon a showing before the commission by a household goods carrier that a lesser amount of cargo insurance adequately protects the public, and a finding by the commission to that effect, the commission may authorize the carrier to procure and continue in effect during the life of the permit the lesser amount of insurance.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 259, Sec. 2.)