Legislation to benefit Illinois veterans sponsored by State Representative John M. Cabello, R-Machesney Park, won unanimous approval in the House of Representatives today, passing by a vote of 114-0.
House Bill 2038 reduces the cost of a vehicle registration fee by 50% for any veteran of the United States Armed Forces. With the current vehicle registration fee for passenger plates set at $101, passage of Cabello’s bill means veterans would pay $50.50.
“This is one way we can demonstrate our respect and appreciation for the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States,” Cabello said. “I am pleased to advance this legislation on behalf of our veterans and look forward to getting it onto the Governor’s desk to be signed into law this year.”
House Bill 2038 now goes to the State Senate for consideration. The Illinois VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Illinois) supports Representative Cabello’s bill.
Representative Cabello serves the 68th District, which includes portions of Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Cherry Valley.