Sen. OKs bill requiring insurance to get car tag

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill requiring each motorist to show proof of liability insurance before receiving a car tag.

Sen. Billy Hewes, a Republican from Gulfport, says his constituents have complained about being involved in crashes with drivers who aren’t insured.

Hewes says the bill wouldn’t require any extra paperwork for tax collectors. He says all they’ll have to do is ask to see an individual’s proof of insurance before granting the car tag.

Sun Herald
2/11/11