GURNEE, Ill. – As part of her continued commitment to small businesses, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, introduced House Bill 47, a measure that would reduce a variety of registration and filing fees that limited liability companies must pay to the Illinois secretary of state and Illinois Supreme Court.

“Many registration documents have to be filed with the state in order to start a new business or maintain an existing one. Especially for smaller businesses, the fees that are required to file these documents can really add up,” Mason said. “To make it easier to create new businesses and to better support existing ones, I introduced legislation that would cut these burdensome fees in half.”

Mason’s House Bill 47 affects more than 40 filing fees that limited liability companies must pay to register with the state. The majority of fees that would be reduced by House Bill 47 are collected by the Illinois secretary of state. Additional fees that would be affected by House Bill 47 include fees that law firms are required to pay to the Illinois Supreme Court. Mason’s House Bill 47 is currently in the House Rules Committee. For more information, please call 847-485-9986 or email

“As the pandemic continues to cause serious financial challenges for many businesses, we need to do everything in our power to get additional relief to them,” Mason said. “I urge my colleagues to join me in standing up for small businesses during this difficult time by supporting my House Bill 47.”

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