Lawmakers seek to slash state vehicle inspections

Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure that would repeal many of the state’s mandatory vehicle inspections.

House Bill 451 would drop biennial inspections of noncommercial vehicles older than five years. Drivers would still be required to undergo emissions inspections.

The Missouri House gave initial approval for the bill on Wednesday, according to the Post-Dispatch. It still must clear a final vote in the House before it goes to the Senate.

Rep. J. Eggleston, R-Maysville, who sponsored the bill, said his measure will relieve “significant burdens” placed on Missouri drivers.

Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, said she is “concerned about the safety aspect” of the bill. A nonpartisan fiscal analysis found that the proposal could cost the state $3.8 million in revenue.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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