AURORA, Ill. – In response to constituent concerns about the increased cost of trailer fees, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, co-sponsored legislation to lower the annual registration fee on trailers to help residents save money.

“By working in a bi-partisan fashion with my colleagues to pass a bill that reduces this fee will save not only Illinois residents and small non-profits, such as Boy Scouts, significant money,” said Kifowit. “We identified an issue that constituents and groups such as A.B.A.T.E. brought to us and we worked together, to provide an agreed solution by both parties.”

 Kifowit co-sponsored Senate Bill 58 to reduce the annual registration fee for flat weight trailers weighing 3,000 lbs. or less from $118 to $36. The previous fee of $118 annually was extremely burdensome for Illinois residents, small businesses, non-profits and outdoors groups that are required to use a trailer to transport heavy objects, vehicles or supplies and gear that would otherwise not be able to fit in a vehicle. SB 58 passed both the House and Senate with unanimous, bi-partisan support. When signed by the governor, the fee reduction will take effect on January 1, 2022.

“This was an important measure that we were able to support in a bipartisan manner to directly respond to the concerns of Illinoisans and groups all across the state,” said Kifowit. “This is an example of how we can work across the aisle to listen to our constituents as we move forward to work on bigger issues like ethics reforms, getting the state back on the right fiscal track after a global pandemic and creating jobs and programs to protect our more vulnerable residents.”

For more information about Senate Bill 58, or any other legislation discussed over the recent spring legislative session, please contact Kifowit’s full-time constituent service office at 630-585-1308 or email

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