State Checks For Insurance April 23, 2003 at 11:20 AM CDT - Updated June 21 at 1:17 PM Car insurance, or the lack thereof, is a big issue in the state of texas. But if a new bill is passed by the Texas Senate, about 40,000 drivers a month would be required to prove they have auto insurance or an alternative form of financial responsibility. The bill, approved Tuesday, is meant to reduce the number of uninsured drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation would randomly chose drivers to provide the department proof within 30 days. The department would then be required to verify that proof is accurate. If a person does not respond, they could face a 250 dollar penalty and have their registration taken away.