Vehicle Owners to See Reprieve

Late last year Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his office would suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public due to the lack of a state budget. Many Illinois residents have complained about no longer getting the letters and then facing penalties for late sticker-renewal actions. 

Last week the House and Senate voted to waive vehicle sticker delinquent registration renewal supplemental late fees if no warning was mailed. The waiver is only effective if the Secretary of State has not previously mailed a motor vehicle license sticker-renewal notification to the affected motor vehicle owner. 

The supplemental late-fee waiver bill was approved by the House on Thursday, June 30. The House vote on HB 4334, as amended, was 111-0-0. As the Senate had previously approved the final language of the bill, the House vote marked the final legislative step necessary to send the measure to the desk of Gov. Bruce Rauner for final action.

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