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Louisiana State Rep. Larry Bagley of Logansport is bringing his legislation forward to eliminate inspection stickers again.

Referring to the inspection sticker requirement, Bagley said:

“It really doesn’t do anything other than make us pay money to the state government. It’s a money raiser for the state and there’s no reason for it,” said Bagley. 


Louisiana House of Representatives
Louisiana House of Representatives


This is the third time Bagley has brought forward this proposal, but this time it's much different.  Bagley recently told KEEL News:

I've brought it twice before, the first 4 years I ran... neither time, I really didn't have any trouble getting the votes out to vote for it, but the problem was that the governor was not really in favor of pushing it, neither was the state police. The state police fought it both times.




But Bagley said the biggest issue about why they changed their opinion on the legislation was funding.  When referring to the inspection sticker fees, Bagley said:

The big thing was that they said was the little bit of money that they got went straight to the state police.  But now, last year when we put that tax from vaping (products) on... the state police came to me, and asked me would I bring it again.  I told them I was planned to, and they said they were going to support it this time.


Only 13 States Require Annual Inspection Stickers 

  • Hawaii 
  • Illinois 
  • Maine 
  • North Carolina 
  • New York 
  • New Hampshire 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Texas 
  • Utah 
  • Vermont 
  • Virginia 
  • West Virginia 

6 States Require Inspections Every Other Year 

  • Delaware 
  • Illinois 
  • Louisiana 
  • Mississippi 
  • Nebraska 
  • Rhode Island 


“I’ve never seen a reason for the sticker, I’ve never liked them even when I first started driving and it has not changed through the years,” said Bagley. 


As far as revenue from the stickers, Bagley said that unlike Texas, who eliminated the stickers but is still going to collect the sticker fees, Louisiana is going to eliminate the fee as well.

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Bagley said that if the bill passes, which he expects it to, the bill would take effect the beginning of the state's fiscal year, July 1st.

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