1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Warren
House Bill 1531
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-21-11, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE MANUFACTURERS OF UTILITY TRAILERS THAT ARE MANUFACTURED IN ANOTHER STATE, REGARDLESS OF GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT, TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE IN THIS STATE AND TO PAY A PERMIT FEE IF THE OTHER STATE REQUIRES MANUFACTURERS OF SUCH TRAILERS IN THIS STATE TO PAY A PERMIT FEE AS A CONDITION TO ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR SUCH TRAILERS IN THE OTHER STATE; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE CHARGED BY THE OTHER STATE TO MANUFACTURERS OF SUCH TRAILERS IN THIS STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-21-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-21-11. (1) No certificate of title need be obtained for:
(a) A vehicle owned by the United States or any agency thereof;
(b) A vehicle owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale, even though incidentally moved on the highway or used for purposes of testing or demonstration, or a vehicle used by a manufacturer solely for testing;
(c) A vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state;
(d) A vehicle regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a currently effective certificate of title has been issued in another state;
(e) A vehicle moved solely by animal power;
(f) An implement of husbandry;
(g) Special mobile equipment;
(h) A pole trailer;
(i) Utility trailers of less than five thousand (5,000) pounds gross vehicle weight manufactured in this state;
(j) Utility trailers of less than five thousand (5,000) pounds gross vehicle weight manufactured in another state if such other state does not require the manufacturer of such utility trailers to pay a permit fee as a condition for permitting such trailers to be titled in such state.
(2) (a) Utility trailers, regardless of gross vehicle weight, that are manufactured in another state are not exempt from titling in this state if such other state requires the manufacturer of such trailers in this state to pay a permit fee as a condition for titling such trailers in that state.
(b) Utility trailers manufactured in another state that are not exempt under the provisions of this section from titling in this state may not be titled in this state unless the manufacturer pays a permit fee to the State Tax Commission in an amount equal to the same fee required to be paid to that state by manufacturers of trailers in this state.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.