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Miss. Senate passes bill to eliminate inspection stickers

MS_Inspection_Sticker2JACKSON — Some Mississippi senators don’t have up-to-date vehicle inspection stickers. Now they want other Mississippians to be able to forget about it too.

Senators Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2519, which would repeal the requirement that vehicle owners get a $5 safety inspection each year.

The bill goes to the House for more debate.

Proponents, including Republican Sen. John Polk of Hattiesburg, say too often no inspection is conducted. They also say cars are better-built now, and safety inspections are less needed.

Senate President Pro Tem Giles Ward says of 88 vehicles driven by senators and staffers, 23 have expired stickers and two lack stickers.

Opponents say the state should improve current imperfect inspections, not stop them, to promote safety.

The measure retains requirements that tinted windows be inspected.



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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

One comment

  1. Let me try to understand this… 23 people [who are aware of the law] are in violation of the law, So…. the solution is to do away with the law.

    Why haven’t they been issued citations, towed or had “boots” placed on the vehicles until they are in compliance.

    As for “safer vehicles today” I think the state of “MS” must have a record of one headlight or defective tail light vehicles.

    However our legislature might be on to something… We are also one of the states with very high uninsured motorists… why don’t we repeal the insurance requirements at the same time..

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