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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has voted to set up a computer database that would allow county tag officials and law enforcement to instantly check whether a vehicle has liability insurance.

The Senate voted 35-0 Wednesday for a bill by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur. It would require insurance companies to provide electronic data to the state Revenue Department about which vehicles have liability insurance, which is mandatory in Alabama. The information would be compiled in a database, and county tag officials would verify that a vehicle owner had insurance before renewing a license plate. Police could also check for insurance after stopping a vehicle.

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