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You may not need a vehicle inspection in Missouri soon

Missouri lawmakers have advanced a bill to eliminate the requirement

February 21, 2019 - 11:15 am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — Soon, you may no longer need a vehicle inspection in Missouri.

Members of the Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill (HB451) that would end the requirement to get your vehicle inspected before you can get license plates or a new sticker every 1-2 years. It requires a second approval in the House before going to the Senate.

The proposal calls for ending inspections for non-commercial vehicles only. However, this does not eliminate the requirement for emissions testing.

Supporters say the inspections are not only a tax, but they don't ensure a vehicle is safe to drive. Opponents feel they prevent accidents and that removing the requirement could end up costing Missouri revenue.