ROCKFORD, Ill. – To help keep money in the pockets of his constituents, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, helped passed legislation that was recently signed into law that lowers the annual fee for licenses plates for small trailers.
“After a year in which many families are struggling to get by financially, high taxes and fees are the last thing that state government should be burdening residents with,” said Vella. “We must work to cut costs for taxpayers at every opportunity we can, and this legislation is one part of our overall goal to lower taxes and fees for Illinoisans.”
To ensure residents are able to use their trailers without being hit with high fees, Vella co-sponsored Senate Bill 58, which reduces the annual trailer fee from $118 to $36. Supporting the reduction of the trailer fee is just one way that Vella has worked to cut taxes for his constituents. He helped pass legislation this session providing property tax relief to seniors. He also refused a taxpayer-funded pension to help ensure that taxpayer dollars are going to critical services and not politicians’ pockets.
“During my time talking to constituents this summer, the most consistent message I hear is that they desperately need tax relief,” said Vella. “Reducing the trailer fee is a step in the right direction but it is clear that more needs to be done. I look forward to continuing to work in Springfield to get residents the financial relief that they deserve.”