JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Legislation to provide a tax exemption for companies who contract with schools for transportation services has been sent to the governor.
The governor must act on the bill by Wednesday.
The bill would add the companies to a property tax exemption already provided to by federal and state vehicles, as well as school district-owned vehicles.
Nine school districts in the state, including the West Point School District and the CMSD, outsource their transportation needs, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.
Other vehicles with such exemptions include those owned by fire departments and the National Guard.
The bill is House Bill 1677.
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