$2 Bump In License Plate Fee Fails In Springfield
Some enterprising state lawmaker suggested adding $2 per year to the cost of vehicle owner’s annual registration fee (plate sticker fee) to generate an additional $22 million in revenue for state parks.
Luckily for Illinois drivers, there was not enough support in the Illinois Senate for the measure to be passed according to the Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper.
Plate registration fees are already $99 per year and had been raised $20 a year in 2009 to fund road construction and other infrastructure repairs. The increase would have made the license plate fee $101 per year.
Although the measure passed the Illinois state House Thursday night, it failed to pass the state Senate just a few hours later by a measly three votes.
The bill could come up for reconsideration later in the year.
Here’s the Pantagraph’s full story, “License plate fee increase fails in House.”