The proposal, which resulted from a bill presented by the Liberal Initiative, was approved with the favourable votes from the PS, PCP and BE, PSD abstained and the votes against by Chega.

In the statement of reasons for this initiative, IL stressed: “In a historical context of strong financial restrictions, we do not see it as proportional or justified that the State charges hundreds of euros just for forgetting a simple paper that only transmits information that is already in the possession of the person”.

The final text adds a few points to the article of the law that defines the rules for issuing documents proving insurance, providing that these documents can be issued and made available through electronic means, "without prejudice to their issuance and availability on paper, at no extra cost, at the request of the policyholder or, where applicable, the insured, or in cases where they do not demonstrably have adequate electronic means for the safe transmission and reception of the same”.

These documents issued electronically “replace the paper insurance certificate”.