2006 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Ross
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE JUDICIARY AND STATE AND FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO APPLY FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAGS ISSUED BY THE STATE TAX COMMISSION THAT CANNOT BE TRACED EXCEPT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Any federal judge or magistrate, any justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, any judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals, any chancellor or circuit court judge, any county court judge, the United States Attorney or any attorney assigned to his office, or any state district attorney or assistant district attorney, upon the payment of the road and bridge privilege taxes, ad valorem taxes and registration fees as prescribed by law for private carriers of passengers, pickup trucks and other noncommercial motor vehicles, may, upon request, be issued a motor vehicle license tag by the State Tax Commission whose number cannot be traced except by a law enforcement agency upon a request directed to the State Tax Commission that is related to a legitimate law enforcement purpose. The motor vehicle license tag letters or numbers, or both, shall be assigned by the State Tax Commission and the tag shall be indistinguishable from a regular motor vehicle license tag. The tag shall be applied for at the county tax collector's office and the application shall be directed to the State Tax Commission for issuance of the tag by whatever method the commission considers appropriate. For all purposes, other than the issuance of the tag and its inability to be traced, the tag shall be treated in the same manner as a regular motor vehicle license tag.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.