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  105.1070.  State-controlled motor vehicles, aircraft and marine vessels, liability insurance for operators of to be provided. — The commissioner of administration may procure under the provisions of chapter 34 motor vehicle, aircraft, and marine liability insurance covering the operation of state-controlled motor vehicles, aircraft, and marine vessels by state employees, members of the Missouri National Guard, or agents in the course of their employment, military duties, or the scope of their agency, or for dangerous conditions of property as defined in section 537.600; provided, however, that in lieu of procuring insurance to cover such risks, the commissioner may determine that the state shall self-insure or assume all or any portion of such risks.  Each department and agency of state government shall provide the commissioner with such information regarding the risks to be insured as the commissioner deems necessary.  The procurement of liability insurance or the adoption of a plan of self-insurance by the commissioner of administration shall not limit the express waiver of sovereign immunity in all cases within such situations specified therein whether or not the public entity was functioning in a governmental or proprietary capacity or whether or not the public entity is: (1) covered by liability insurance or a self-insurance plan or (2) uninsured.  In the other situations specified in this section, and in such other situations of tort liability for which insurance or a self-insurance plan is obtained or provided, sovereign immunity is waived to the maximum amount of, and for the purposes covered by, such policy of insurance or self-insurance plan, provided that sovereign immunity in instances other than those specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 537.600 shall be retained in the event the public entity elects not to procure insurance or to implement a self-insurance plan under the provisions of sections 537.620 to 537.650.

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(L. 1973 H.B. 353 § 1, A.L. 1976 H.B. 1528, A.L. 1983 H.B. 354, A.L. 1995 H.B. 562)


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