001jones2“Imposing these fees on car and motor vehicle dealers who default on paying back monies they legally owe our state is what’s fair for citizens and consumers, and can help with our critical financial situation that we must address” – Sen. Emil Jones III

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Emil Jones III (D–Chicago) saw his legislation providing for economic stimulation and justice with establishing monetary penalties for motor vehicle dealers behind in repaying fees they owe the state pass the Senate last Friday. 

“Imposing these fees on car and motor vehicle dealers who default on paying back what they owe our state is what’s fair for citizens and consumers,” Jones said, “and can help with our critical financial situation that we must address.”

Senate Bill 1828 authorizes the Secretary of State’s office to collect, with the intent to deposit the money into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund, delinquent vehicle dealer transfer fees according to an established scale. 

“With recouping these funds our state is owed, we’re not just looking out for Illinoisans’ best interest, but also taking an important step toward easing our fiscal crisis,” Jones said. “I am pleased with and grateful for the outpouring of support by my colleagues on this issue and look forward to continued positive progress in the House.”

The legislation also encompasses changing the word “Chapter” to “Code” in the interest of clarity and correctly referencing the Illinois Vehicle Code.

SB 1828 passed the Senate with a 48-1-0 vote and now moves to and awaits the consideration of the Illinois House.

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