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Wednesday, 23 February 2011 22:36

Mississippi Auto Insurance Bill Passes Senate, Moves to House

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill requiring each motorist to show proof of liability insurance before receiving a car tag, according to reports made by the Clarion-Ledger.

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.

Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith, a Republican from Brookhaven who voted against the bill, says her local officials were concerned about the extra duty slowing the process at tax collectors’ offices.

The bill now moves to the House, where similar proposals have died in the past.

The bill is Senate Bill 2053.

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