Missouri Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Language Added to Additional Legislation

ASA thanks independent shops who opposed House Bill 451.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 3, 2019 – Missouri State Representative J. Eggleston introduced House Bill 451, that would have repealed the requirement that motor vehicles be inspected before being licensed. This bill would have eliminated a program that is specifically designed to protect the motoring public. This legislation passed the Missouri House of Representatives but failed to make it to the Missouri Senate floor for a final vote.

Regular safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues that can arise from normal wear and tear on a vehicle. Without a vehicle safety inspection program in place, these normal wear and tear issues will go unnoticed and put the motoring public at risk.

While House Bill 451 died in the Senate, two additional bills saw language added that dilute vehicle safety inspection. Senate Bill 89 and Senate Bill 147 have been sent to Missouri Governor Michael Parson’s for signature.

The Automotive Service Association urges Missouri repairers and vehicle owners to contact Governor Parson’s office to oppose these bills and for them not to be signed into law.

Call Governor Parson’s office at (573) 751-3222.

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Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
Alexandra Moyer
(202) 543-7464

For Release: Immediate
News Release ASADC-19.14

Written by ASA

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.