No insurance, no car tag: Bill moves forward

A bill that would require Mississippians to prove they have vehicle liability insurance before they could renew their auto tags cleared committee on Tuesday and heads to the full House.

“No insurance, no tag,” said House Insurance Chairman Gary Chism, R-Columbus. “That’s how we’re going to do it. (Department of Revenue) has a new computer system and every county clerk’s office will be on it by Nov. 17. This (bill) would go into effect July 1, 2018.

“Just like you have to pay your garbage bill before you get a new tag, you would have to show proof of insurance before you could get one.”

House Bill 319 was authored by Rep. Patricia Willis, R-Diamondhead. It would require people to show proof of liability insurance before renewing an auto tag, not for new tags for newly purchased vehicles.

Clarion Ledger
1/10/17