Audio: Missouri Senate passes transportation package with vaccine passport ban, vehicle safety inspection change

Vaccine Passports and mask

The state Senate has passed a transportation package that would ban entities in Missouri from requiring a vaccine passport to access transportation services. Companies are developing vaccine passports to encourage travel. Springfield-area state Senator Lincoln Hough is sponsoring the legislation that would also waive safety inspection requirements for new vehicles immediately before the vehicle is sold.

 

 

Senator Mike Moon of southwest Missouri’s Ash Grove says he opposes requiring vaccine passports, but he says businesses should be allowed to make that decision. Springfield-area state Senator Lincoln Hough is sponsoring the legislation that would also put some fees for vehicle sales toward replacing old state computer systems.

 

 

The package, which moves to the House, would waive safety inspection requirements for new vehicles immediately before getting sold. Ash Grove Senator Mike Moon says he opposes the plan because he says businesses should decide for themselves if they want to require vaccine passports.