Missouri Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Still at Risk
June 4, 2019—According to the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA), a press release distributed by an automotive industry association inaccurately eluded that the Missouri vehicle safety inspection program was safe since House Bill 451 was not passed this session. Even though Rep J. Eggleston’s House Bill 451 did not make it through the Senate, the same wording was added to other bills which were passed during the final days of the session which ended several weeks ago.
As previously reported by AASP-Missouri and MWACA, amendments that would basically water down this important safety program were successfully added to both Senate Bill 89 and Senate Bill 147. The newly added amendments on both of these bills exempt vehicles ten years of age or less and with less than 150,000 miles. These bills both passed and currently sit on Missouri Governor Parson’s desk awaiting his signature so that they become law.