SB 818
Modifies the law regarding the issuance of temporary permit tags
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/18/2012 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 818-Parson, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 818
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 818 - This act modifies the process for issuing temporary permits to motor vehicle owners. Under the terms of the act, the director of revenue is authorized to allow others to produce weather resistant, nontearing temporary permits that allow buyers of motor vehicle or trailers to operate such vehicles for a 30 day period. The temporary permit may be purchased by the motor vehicle buyer from the central office or from an authorized agent of the department. A motor vehicle buyer may also purchase a temporary permit from a motor vehicle dealer. The price paid by a registered dealer for a temporary permit shall not exceed $5.00 per permit (current law sets the amount at $7.50). The director shall direct motor vehicle dealers and authorized agents to obtain temporary permits from an authorized producer.

Under the act, amounts received by the director for temporary permits shall constitute state revenue while amounts received by an authorized producer shall not constitute state revenue. Amounts received by motor vehicle dealers or authorized agents for temporary permits purchased from an authorized producer shall not constitute state revenue. The act specifically provides that general revenue funds or other state funds shall not be used to compensate motor vehicle dealers and other producers for their role in producing temporary permits. Dealers may not charge more than $5.00 for each permit it issues (down from $7.50).

Under the act, each temporary permit issued shall be fastened to the rear of the motor vehicle in a manner and place on the motor vehicle consistent with placement of regular registration plates.

The act allows the director to reissue and extend the use of a temporary permit during the time period a title and registration are being obtained.

Under the terms of the act, upon the issuance of a temporary permit, the director shall make the temporary permit information immediately available to the law enforcement community of the state of Missouri (Section 301.140).

The provisions contained in this act are similar to those contained in HB 1329 (2012).