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Jacobs: Bill to Lower Small Trailer License Plate Renewal Approved

CARBONDALE –  It took all session but finally there was bipartisan agreement on legislation to lower the cost of license plates for small trailers, according to State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona).

Senate Bill 58 would reduce the license plate renewal fee for small trailers from the current $118 to $36 per year. The $100 per year increase approved in 2019 has had a chilling effect on the number of license plate renewals. There have been as many as 150,000 fewer trailer renewals since the fee increase took effect.

“There were a number of bills to lower the license plate fees on small trailers but eventually the compromise was to lower the fees to $36 per year,” Jacobs said. “I would have preferred reducing the license plate charge to a one-time fee but at least we were able to get the cost lowered. This is something I hear a lot about from constituents and I am pleased we were able to get this bipartisan compromise done before we adjourned.”

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