Bill to Ditch Inspection Stickers Passes Senate Finance Committee

A bill to eliminate the $5 inspection sticker passed the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. The proposal is part of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda.

Senate Bill 2519 heads to the full Senate for consideration.

“The vehicle inspection sticker is not an effective or efficient way to collect what is essentially a $5 tax,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “Many states are eliminating the inspection sticker as vehicles are manufactured with improved safety features, and I think we should join them.”

Currently, state troopers inspect the inspection stations; Lt. Gov. Reeves would like to see these troopers on the road protecting the public.

“These fine men and women were trained with taxpayer dollars to protect Mississippians’ safety on the road,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “Let’s allow them to put their skills to their highest and best use.”

Reeves also has called for a review of all agencies fees and fines Mississippians pay and determine whether that money is put to good use.

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