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  H.B. No. 3420
  relating to liability coverage for certain vehicles provided by
  certain automobile repair facilities.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 1952, Insurance Code, is
  amended by adding Section 1952.060 to read as follows:
  (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Repair facility" means a person who rebuilds,
  repairs, or services a motor vehicle for consideration or under a
  warranty, service, or maintenance contract.
               (2)  "Resident relative" means an individual who:
                     (A)  resides in the same household as the insured;
                     (B)  is related to the insured within the third
  degree of consanguinity or affinity as described by Chapter 573,
  Government Code.
               (3)  "Temporary vehicle" includes a vehicle that is
  loaned or provided to an insured by an automobile repair facility
  for the insured's use while the insured's vehicle is at the facility
  for service, repair, maintenance, or damage or to obtain an
  estimate and is:
                     (A)  in the lawful possession of the insured or
  resident relative of the insured;
                     (B)  not owned by the insured, any resident
  relative of the insured, or any other person residing in the
  insured's household; and
                     (C)  operated by or in the possession of the
  insured or resident relative of the insured until the vehicle is
  returned to the repair facility.
         (b)  A personal automobile insurance policy, including a
  policy issued by a county mutual insurance company, must define
  temporary vehicle as defined by this section and include in the
  policy's primary liability coverage primary liability coverage for
  a temporary vehicle as a covered vehicle during the policy term.
         (c)  Coverage under this section is required only for a
  vehicle that is:
               (1)  a private passenger automobile; or
               (2)  a pickup, utility vehicle, or van with a gross
  vehicle weight of 14,000 pounds or less that is not used for the
  delivery or transportation of goods, materials, or supplies, other
  than samples, unless:
                     (A)  the delivery of the goods, materials, or
  supplies is not the primary use for which the vehicle is employed;
                     (B)  the vehicle is used for farming or ranching.
         (d)  The coverage required by this section provides primary
  coverage for the insured's legal liability for bodily injury and
  property damage and for damage to the temporary vehicle, not excess
  coverage.  The coverage must insure:
               (1)  the person named in the personal automobile
  insurance policy; and
               (2)  any resident relative of the insured and licensed
  operator residing in the household except for an individual not
  covered in a "named driver policy" under Section 1952.0545.
         (e)  The policy limits of a personal automobile insurance
  policy must be available for the coverage required by this section.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a personal automobile insurance policy that is delivered, issued
  for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2020.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3420 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 129, Nays 13, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3420 on May 24, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 130, Nays 11,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3420 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________