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SB 1566 - Increases License Plate Fees - Key Vote

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Heather Steans voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (33-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases License Plate Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that increases certain state fees to raise revenue for the State Parks Fund.

Highlights:
  • Increases fees for motor vehicle license plates from $98 to $100, effective at the start of the 2014 registration year (Art. 90, Sec. 80).
  • Requires a $15 registration fee for the use of off-highway vehicles, effective July 1, 2013 (Art. 90, Sec. 15).
  • Requires the revenue from the certain fee increases to be deposited in the Park and Conservation Fund in the Department of Natural Resources as follows (Art. 90, Secs. 15 & 80):
    • $2 revenue from each license plate fee; and
    • $10 revenue from each registration fee for off-highway vehicles.
  • Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish an entrance fee to the Illinois State Museum (Art. 90, Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish fees for the use of certain facilities including, but not limited to, the following (Art. 90, Sec. 10):
    • Public beaches;
    • Bike trails;
    • Equestrian trails; and
    • Other types of trails.
  • Establishes a $6 registration fee per year for the use of a motorized watercraft (Art. 90, Sec. 90).
Note:

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (61-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases License Plate Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases certain state fees to raise revenue for the State Parks Fund.

Highlights:
  • Increases fees for motor vehicle license plates from $98 to $100, effective at the start of the 2014 registration year (Art. 90, Sec. 80).
  • Requires a $15 registration fee for the use of off-highway vehicles, effective July 1, 2013 (Art. 90, Sec. 15).
  • Requires the revenue from the certain fee increases to be deposited in the Park and Conservation Fund in the Department of Natural Resources as follows (Art. 90, Secs. 15 & 80):
    • $2 revenue from each license plate fee; and
    • $10 revenue from each registration fee for off-highway vehicles.
  • Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish an entrance fee to the Illinois State Museum (Art. 90, Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish fees for the use of certain facilities including, but not limited to, the following (Art. 90, Sec. 10):
    • Public beaches;
    • Bike trails;
    • Equestrian trails; and
    • Other types of trails.
  • Establishes a $6 registration fee per year for the use of a motorized watercraft (Art. 90, Sec. 90).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (56-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases License Plate Fees

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