Barbour vetoes automobile insurance bill

Gov. Haley Barbour has vetoed a bill the Legislature passed that would have required motorists to have auto insurance before they can get a car tag.
In a letter to lawmakers, Barbour said, “I am supportive of the concept,” and “I believe this bill can be fixed…” but said he is concerned about the costs of establishing a system to check coverage and that it would put too much of a burden on the Department of Public Safety. He also said the bill didn’t give state agencies enough time to analyze costs and set up a system.

Sun Herald
4/6/11