AURORA, Ill. – Working to relieve the financial burden of old parking tickets, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is pushing legislation that would expire parking tickets that municipalities are no longer pursuing and are older than seven years.
“Local governments should address parking tickets in a timely manner, and should not try to force residents to pay for older, forgotten tickets that the resident may not even be aware of,” Kifowit said. “The measure I have introduced is fair to motorists, and fair to local governments who will have an opportunity to collect what is owed to them in a reasonable timeframe.”
Under Kifowit’s House Bill 4090, a parking ticket would expire seven years after the last notice given by a local government to the motorist. If a local government re-issues a notice to a motorist within seven years, the seven year time period restarts.
“A lot of residents are trying to get themselves out of debt, and an unknown parking ticket from years ago can be another burden,” Kifowit said. “Nobody likes to receive a parking ticket, especially one they do not recall ever receiving.”
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