2006 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Jackson (11th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-13-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO SPECIFY CERTAIN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS STICKERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-13-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-13-5. (1) The Commissioner of Public Safety, together with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the Commissioner of Revenue shall constitute the motor vehicle inspection department of this state and as such are hereby authorized to make necessary rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of this chapter, including therein a reasonable provision for the bonding of the official inspection stations. In any said rules and regulations no specific brand or type of equipment shall be named or designated as inspection equipment, and only standard of performance shall be set; moreover, said rules and regulations shall be so drawn as not to provide a monopoly of one (1) type of equipment but shall provide approval of at least two (2) different brands of competitive equipment.
(2) The minimum requirements for the rules and regulations to be promulgated under subsection (1) of this section are that vehicles shall be equipped with operable: brakes, head lamps, tail lamps, tires, windshield wipers, horn, shock absorbers and safety seat belts.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.