SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Victims of car and license plate theft would be able to receive new license plates for free under a plan passed out of the House this week by state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria.

“When someone has their vehicle stolen, the last thing they need to deal with is license plate fees on top of all the other hassles they’re addressing,” Gordon-Booth said. “This is a commonsense measure that will help crime victims return things to normal with one less headache.”

Gordon-Booth led the House passage of Senate Bill 3471, which requires the Secretary of State to waive the fee for replacing a license plate or registration sticker as long as a police report and an affidavit are provided. Current law requires a fee of $6 for a duplicate plate, and $9 for a pair. Duplicate registration stickers are presently $20.

Senate Bill 3471 passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support, and will head to the governor for final approval.

“Car theft can feel incredibly invasive, while also forcing the vehicle owner to spend unexpected time and money on repairs,” Gordon-Booth said. “This will help to lessen some frustration as they look to get back on the road.”

For more information, please contact RepJGordon@gmail.com.

Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothRep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Deputy Majority Leader
92nd District

Springfield Office:
632 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3186

District Office:
300 E. War Memorial Drive
Suite 303
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 681-1992