WHEREAS, the Motor Vehicle and Emissions Inspection Act, Sections 307.350-307.395, RSMo 1986, requires that motor vehicles in Missouri be inspected for safety and, in certain locales, emissions; and

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri through its various agencies owns and operates numerous motor vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the licensing procedures used for State vehicles do not require annual renewal of the license; and

WHEREAS, the motor vehicles owned and operated by the State should meet the same safety and emissions standards as privately-own motor vehicles; and

WHEREAS, a number of state agencies are already licensed as private official inspection stations, in accordance with Section 307.360.3(5); and

NOW, THEREFORE, I JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, order and direct that each department of the executive branch have its motor vehicles inspected for safety and, where applicable, emissions in the manner specified in Sections 307.350-307.395, RSMo, utilizing either public inspection facilities or private inspection facilities established by State agencies. It is the responsibility of each department director to develop the appropriate plan for providing annual safety and emissions test for departmental vehicles.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 3rd day of October, 1991.

[John Ashcroft's signature]


[Roy D. Blunt's signature]

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