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Legislative debate over DOC fee moves to Senate

November 17, 2010

Legislation to increase the state’s base DOC fee to $150 is under Illinois Senate consideration, after Representatives approved House Bill 1657 on April 25.


The measure must pass three Senate readings before the General Assembly’s scheduled adjournment on May 31 in order to advance to Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his consideration. It passed its first reading on April 26 and, at this newsletter deadline, was assigned to the Senate Transportation Committee.


The base DOC fee was $40 when it was established in 1992. Annual adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index have increased to $58.48 the maximum fee that can be charged this year to complete necessary paperwork and provide copies to purchasers. The bill calls for the new base to take effect Jan. 1, 2008.


Dealers are encouraged to contact their state senators to enlist support for HB 1657.