2016 Goals and Vehicle Sticker Renewal Notice Reminder

Dear Friend,

Greetings to you and your family for a Happy New Year! The Illinois House of Representatives is scheduled to reconvene in Springfield on January 13 to resume work on our unfinished budget and to begin the legislative process for the 2016 Spring Session.

237 new state laws took effect in Illinois on Friday, January 1. I have posted the complete list with descriptions HERE. My legislative goals for 2016 include completion of a responsible budget, enacting common-sense reforms that will encourage private-sector job growth and investment, and ensuring that the state’s limited resources continue to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable children and families in our community.

As always, I welcome your input throughout the year, but particularly at this time as we prepare to draft and file new bills to improve upon existing law, amend or repeal laws that aren’t working, and to tackle issues which the law currently does not address. Community feedback during this process is both vital and appreciated.

Please always feel welcome to contact my District Office by phone at (630) 852-8633 or via email HERE. Together let’s make 2016 a year that we strengthen the quality of life for every family in Illinois and build a better future filled with opportunity for our children and grandchildren.

Please read below for a special reminder to motorists regarding vehicle sticker renewals from the Secretary of State.

Warmest Regards,

Patti Bellock
Deputy Minority Leader
State Representative, 47th District 

Drivers Urged to Sign up for License Sticker Notices

Motorists are reminded that Secretary of State Jesse White’s office will no longer be mailing notifications to vehicle owners reminding them to renew their license plate stickers. The New Year is a good time to sign up online for the notices.

Due to budget cuts and the overall lack of a state budget, the Secretary of State is no longer mailing out notices for license plate sticker renewals. Instead, they are urging motorists to visit their website to sign up for e-mail notifications.

I’m encouraging everyone that can to sign up to receive an email notification to do so to help avoid late charges or a potential issue if a driver is stopped by law enforcement and has an expired registration. Visit www.ilsos.gov/greenmail to request your sticker renewal notice be emailed to you.

Drivers are reminded that in order to sign up they will need their registration card, which has their registration ID number and PIN number. A valid email address is also required. For motorists that do not renew their vehicle sticker on time, a $20 additional fee will apply.