GURNEE, Ill. – Residents who own small trailers could soon see their registration fees significantly reduced under a measure passed by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee.

“Since the price to register a small trailer increased by $100 two years ago, I’ve had countless conversations with constituents who have been rightfully upset at the dramatically higher cost of owning a trailer in Illinois,” Mason said. “While the pandemic prevented me from taking action to address this steep price increase last year, I was determined to get this issue resolved during our regular session this spring.”

Last month, Mason helped send Senate Bill 58 to the governor’s desk. If signed into law, Senate Bill 58 will lower the registration fee for small trailers from $118 to $36. At the beginning of the General Assembly’s spring session, Mason also introduced her own measure, House Bill 837, to lower the cost to register a small trailer. These initiatives come after legislation was enacted in 2019 that raised registration fees for small trailers from $18 to $118. Mason voted against the bill that led to the 2019 fee hike.

“The unreasonable increase to small trailer registration fees has disproportionately impacted middle and working-class residents in my district, and it never should have happened,” Mason said. “I’m proud to have worked together with a bipartisan coalition of legislators to make this right for our constituents by getting these fees reduced to a level that everyday families can actually afford.”

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