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“Grace period” proposed for expired license plate stickers

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – If you forget or maybe just choose to ignore that your license plate sticker has expired, state lawmakers are giving you a break.

The House voted unanimously Thursday to require a 30-day grace period after expiration if a driver was not notified of the impending deadline by mail. The Senate voted 59-0 on the legislation in May. The governor still needs to sign off.

Secretary of State Jesse White stopped mailing notices of license expirations last fall to save $450,000 in monthly postage. The state collected more than $9 million in fines on more than 475,000 late registrations – more than double the total a year earlier.

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