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White’s vehicle renewal sticker receipt becomes law in new year

Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to allow a printed receipt from the Secretary of State to serve temporarily as the vehicle renewal sticker became the law on Jan. 1.

Public Act 98-1103 will allow motorists to drive without an up-to-date vehicle renewal sticker affixed to their license plate provided they have a receipt in their vehicle from the Secretary of State that proves they purchased a sticker online before expiration, but have not yet received it.

The receipt is valid for no more than 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration’s sticker’s date.

ÒThis is another consumer friendly initiative that encourages online transactions with my office,” said White. ÒOur Driver Services facilities have many customers come in to buy their stickers a day or two before they are set to expire. This new law will allow such customers to make the same purchase online, and then use the receipt as proof of up-to-date registration compliance.”

In October, more than 104,000 customers purchased vehicle renewal registration stickers during the last two days of the month. The vast majority of these customers visited a facility to conduct these transactions, with just over 5,000 people purchasing their renewal stickers online.

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