Small Trailer Fees Would Be Reduced Under New Illinois House Bill

Small Trailer Fees Would Be Reduced Under New Illinois House Bill

SPRINGFIELD – A compromise could be on the way to reduce the fee on small trailers many Illinoisans have decided not to comply with over the past year.

The fee for small trailers in 2018 was $18. That increased to $118 as part of the governor’s capital construction bill enacted in 2019.

Democratic state Rep. Katie Stuart said her House Bill 36 is an effort to drop it back to $18. She said there was obvious sticker shock.

Marc Poulos with the Operating Engineers union supports partially reducing that fee to $36, but replacing the revenue with an increase of $5 on one-time title transfer fees.

It’s unclear when a compromise bill will be brought forward but Stuart said it could come together before the end of the month.

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