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A propane or compressed natural gas (CNG) carburetion system installer who collects an installation service fee must hold an installer's license from the State Liquefied Compressed Gas Board (Board) and must notify the Board of any applicable installation. The Board or the Mississippi Insurance Department must inspect propane or CNG carburetion systems not installed by a qualified installer or manufacturer. Regardless of installer, a field inspector must inspect all propane and CNG carburetion systems installed on public transportation vehicles, including school buses. The Board may require the inspection of any propane or CNG carburetion systems installed on other vehicle types as necessary, and all installations must comply with its rules and regulations. (Reference Mississippi Code 75-57-47)
Compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) used as motor fuel must be sold in gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) or diesel gallon equivalents (DGE). A GGE of CNG is equal to 5.66 pounds (lbs.) and a DGE of LNG is equal to 6.06 lbs.
Operators of motor vehicles capable of using natural gas must pay an annual flat rate privilege tax if the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs. or less. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) with a GVWR greater than 10,000 lbs. are subject to privilege taxes charged per hundred cubic feet of CNG and per diesel gallon equivalent of LNG; operators must prepay a portion of this tax annually. The Mississippi Department of Revenue may require the operator of five or more NGVs to pay the tax on all fuel purchased for any purpose; in this case, the fuel distributor will collect the excise tax at the time of sale or delivery. Distributors of natural gas for use in motor vehicles must also pay a privilege tax. Taxes on distributors and utilities do not apply to sales or deliveries made to persons who hold permitted compressed gas user's decals.
(Reference Mississippi Code 27-59-11 and 75-27-114)
Any person operating a vehicle that is fueled by CNG must obtain and display a user's decal from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Vehicle owners must apply for a decal within 15 days of purchasing a CNG vehicle or converting a vehicle to operate on CNG, and the decals are issued on an annual basis. Owners may not obtain a privilege license tag from their county tax collectors unless they have filed an application for the natural gas user's decal or their vehicle bears a current decal. (Reference Mississippi Code 27-59-3 and 27-59-29)
In addition to standard registration fees, all-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $150. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and HEV owners must pay an annual fee of $75. Beginning July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will increase the fee annually to account for inflation, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers for the prior year. (Reference House Bill 1, 2018, and Mississippi Code 27-19-23)
The cities of Moss Point, Newton, and Diamondhead may authorize the operation of low-speed vehicles on public roads and streets within city limits. In Moss Point and Diamondhead, a low-speed vehicle is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is capable of operating at a speed of at least 20 miles per hour (mph) but not greater than 25 mph. In Newton, a low-speed vehicle is a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is not capable of exceeding 20 mph and is equipped with a parking brake, head and tail lamps, seat belts, and turn signals.
Low-speed vehicles may not be operated on interstate highways, Highway 63 or Highway 613 in Moss Point, except for crossing the street. In Diamondhead, low-speed vehicles may not be operated on Interstate Highway 10. The vehicle must comply with safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500.