ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his efforts to keep money in the pockets of his constituents, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is supporting legislation that would reduce the annual registration fee of a flat trailer (TA trailer).
“Residents are already overtaxed as is, so it is important that we explore all avenues to find ways to get them relief,” said Vella. “The trailer fee increase was unneeded and regressive. I am proud to work across the aisle to help roll back this increase and get some relief for middle-class families.”
In 2020, the fee to register a TA trailer increased from $18 to $118. In response to the unnecessary burden placed on residents, Vella is co-sponsoring House Bill 636, a bipartisan bill which cuts the annual registration fee of a TA trailer back to $18, reverting to the price before the recent increase.
Vella has prioritized finding ways to cut costs for his constituents since he entered the General Assembly earlier this year. He introduced legislation to freeze property taxes for seniors and reduce property taxes for first responders injured in the line of duty. Vella has also refused his taxpayer-funded pension to ensure that tax dollars are going to essential services, not politicians.
“With so many working families hurting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be irresponsible for us in Springfield to not cut costs for them,” said Vella. “With a few weeks remaining this session, I will continue to look for ways to get financial relief for constituents and small businesses.”