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Vehicle renewal receipt soon a valid license tag

SPRINGFIELD — 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 was signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.

Senate Bill 2802 will allow motorists to drive without an up-to-date vehicle renewal sticker affixed to their license plate provided they have a receipt from the Secretary of State which proves they purchased a sticker online before expiration but have not yet received the registration sticker. The receipt is valid for no more than 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration’s sticker’s date.

“This is another consumer friendly initiative that encourages online transactions with my office,” said White. “Our 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.”

Last year, more than 150,000 customers purchased vehicle renewal registration stickers during the last two days in May. The vast majority of customers visited a facility to conduct these transactions; more than 6,300 people purchased their renewal stickers online.

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