SPRINGFIELD - Illinois drivers would have to pay another $2 for their license plate stickers beginning next year under legislation the Senate passed today to help the state take better care of its parks.
The extra $2 would push the annual sticker cost for a regular license plate to $101. The fee applies to plates for motorcycles, pickup trucks, vans and passenger cars. It won’t be imposed on commercial or recreational vehicles, however.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago, and Rep. Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, passed the Senate overwhelmingly on Wednesday. The House approved it last spring. ...More HERE
UPDATE: The Senate vote on SB 1566 was 39 to 11, with Republican senators Althoff, Brady, Dillard, Christine Johnson, LaHood, McCann, Pankau, Radogno, Righter, Sandack and Syverson voting "No." Six GOPers - Bivins, Bomke, Duffy, Lauzen, McCarter and Murphy and two Democrats - Delgado and Emil Jones III - did not register a vote. GOP Senators Cultra, Tom Johnson, Luechtefeld, Millner, Rezin and Schmidt supported the $2 license fee hike.