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May 17, 2019 - CALL OR EMAIL GOVERNOR PARSON! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO KEEP THE MO SAFETY VEHICLE INSPECTION STRONG

If the following Bills are signed by Governor Parson, then our Missouri State Safety Inspection Program will become significantly weakened. 

SB89 PASSED with the Rep. Eggleston amendment that exempts vehicles for 150,000 miles or ten years before a vehicle would be required to have a safety inspection.

 

SB147 PASSED with Rep. Eggleston successfully adding Amendment #3 which also exempts vehicles ten years of age or less and less than 150,000 miles. This bill also PASSED the Senate 25-9 and passed the House 92-46.

 

REMEMBER...these are not law until the Governor signs the Bill.

 

Please contact Governor Parsons and ask him NOT TO SIGN SB89 or SB147.

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CALL OR EMAIL TODAY! Your voice matters.

Email: click here

Phone: (573) 751-3222

May 9, 2019

Please get on the phone and send emails asap. Legislators are attaching the Safety Inspection language (exempting vehicles until 150,000 miles or 10 years old before requiring safety inspections) to any bill that could possibly get passed before this legislative session ends. Last night this language was added to SB147. Rumor has it that they will try and attach it to the Billion Dollar GM bill for the Wentzville plant in Missouri (this bill has not yet been introduced). They are attaching it to everything they can think of. Please take the time to contact your legislators.  YOUR LEGISLATORS NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU OPPOSE ANY BILL THAT
CHANGES THE MISSOURI STATE SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM.

May 6, 2019

Only eight days remain in this year’s session in Jefferson City. It will be fast and furious down the stretch to the May 17, 2019 finale.  Re. Eggleston will be throwing his Amendment at EVERY Bill that has anything to do with Transportation.

 

HCS#2 HB451 is still in the Senate Transportation Committee awaiting a hearing before it would go to the Senate Floor.

 

SCS/SB359 – Has a Senate Committee Substitute that now wants to repeal the Emission Inspection and not the Safety Inspection.

 

SB89 – This is in the House Rep. Eggleston added House Amendment #3 would enact the 150,000 miles or 10 years old Safety Inspection exemption.  It is now on the House Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Third Reading

Prior Legislative Movements on HB 451

March 27 , 2019

Vote on House Bill 451 Read 3rd Time - Passes 102-45

The House voted on 451 this morning and it passed in a 102-45 vote. It will now be sent to the Senate. This means it is even more important for you to contact your Senator!

SB 359 and SB 381 to Hold Hearings on March 28

Two Senate bills (SB 359 and SB 381) begin movement with hearings scheduled TOMORROW (March 28, 2019).

What does this mean?

 

TODAY....WE NEED FOR YOU TO TAKE ACTION AGAIN AND NOW CALL YOUR SENATOR AND THE MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (click here).

It's simple...

  1. Click here to find your Senator.

  2. Call your Senator's office.

  3. Let them know you are calling to let your representative know that you OPPOSE Senate Bill 359 and 381 which would repeal vehicle safety inspections. Explain to them why this inspection process is important. (i.e. describe the number of vehicles you see that are dangerous and fail inspections; explain how cars of all can have serious safety issues without the owner's knowledge; etc)

 

WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR AND THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE TODAY!

April 25, 2019

SB 359

Transportation, Infrastructure & Public Safety Committee voted Do Pass.

April 4, 2019

HB 451

House Bill 451 was read for a 2nd time and referred to the Transportation, Infrastructure & Public Safety committee.

March 18, 2019

HB 451 Advances to House Fiscal Review Committee

House Bill 451 continues to advance through the legislative process as it has now been perfected and moved to the House Fiscal Review Committee. The new language for this bill excludes vehicles that have fewer than 150,000 miles and less than 10 years old.

 

This isn't the only bill that is attempting to repeal our esteemed vehicle safety inspection program. Two Senators from St. Charles county who have also filed bills that mirror HB 451.

 

HB451 Eggleston, J - Repeals motor vehicle inspection

SB 359 Eigel - Repeals consumer vehicle safety inspection for registrations

SB 381 Onder - Repeals certain vehicle safety inspection requirements

 

It is CRITICAL that representatives hear from you TODAY! Your voice DOES matter and your representatives need to hear from you.

March 2019

HB 451 Sent Back to Committee

HB 451 has been sent back to committee due to bipartisan opposition. Eggleston is requesting changes to the Bill which include inspections only being required for vehicles with over 150,000 miles or over 10 years old. The mileage restriction is unenforceable, except for licensed car dealers. These changes still leave cars on the road which pose a danger to the motoring public. The Legislative Oversight Committee will hold an Executive Hearing on 3/6/2019 at 9:30am. 

February 14, 2019

Committees Vote Do Pass

On February 12, House Downsizing State Government Committee voted Do Pass and referred to the Committee on Rules-Legislative Oversight. (Votes: Ayes (7): Baker, Haden, Lovasco, Pietzman, Price, Stacy and Taylor; Noes (2): Baringer and Runions; Absent (1): Pogue. 

On February 14, Rules Legislative Oversight Committee voted Do Pass. (Votes: Ayes (7): Bondon, Chipman, Christofanelli, Fitzwater, Houx, Miller and Sommer; Noes (2): Merideth and Unsicker; and Absent (2): Runions and Washington.

January 24, 2019

Hearing Held on Monday, January 27

House Committee held a hearing on Monday, January 27. Representatives from MWACA and AASP-MO were in attendance and testified in opposition of House Bill 451 which would repeal the requirement that all motor vehicles in Missouri must obtain an inspection before the vehicle may be licensed. Ron Reiling, Sheri Hamilton, Roger Boyles, Mike Moehlenkamp, Barb Kinder and Ben Steinman all testified in opposition. Also present to testify in opposition was the AFL-CIO and MTIA.

January 4, 2019

Rep. Eggleston files HB 451 to repeal Missouri state vehicle inspection program

House Bill 451 would repeal the requirement that all motor vehicles must obtain an inspection before the vehicle may be licensed.

March 13, 2019

HB 451 Takes Another Step Towards Passing

Rep. Eggleston's HB 451, which includes the new wording to exclude vehicles less than 10 years old or fewer than 150,000 miles, was perfected on Wednesday, March 13. Watch for additional information on joint efforts to continue reaching Missouri legislators to prevent further advancement of this legislation.

March 12, 2019

HB 451 Remains Under Attack - On Calendar for Bills for Perfection

HB 451, which repeals the Missouri Vehicle Safety Inspection Program, has passed committee and has been placed on the House Calendar for Bills for Perfection.

 

What does this mean? HB451 is another step closer to passing! It could be brought up on March 13 or 14.

What should you do? Call your Missouri House Representative TODAY! Even if you have contacted them before, contact them AGAIN.

 

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