Bryant’s First Bill Heads to the Governor – Will Cut Costs for Widows

Springfield….State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has announced that legislation she passed through the House of Representatives received unanimous support from the Illinois Senate today. HB 3797 would help widows and widowers cut the cost of expensive transfers of car titles. Bryant says this legislation was drafted at the request of a constituent who experienced the hardship upon the death of her husband.
“I introduced HB 3797 to help cut down on the expensive transfer of a vehicle title when someone’s spouse dies. Right now, this costs the surviving spouse $95. I worked with the Secretary of State’s office and we got that fee down to $15, making it much more affordable,” Bryant said.
The bill will now head to the Governor for his signature. Bryant says she wants to thank Senator David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) for ushering the bill through the Illinois Senate.
“I want to thank my friend and colleague Senator Luechtefeld for his hard work on this bill and congratulate him on its unanimous passage through the Senate. This legislation offers a much needed cut to high title transfer costs experienced by individuals dealing with the death of a spouse,” Bryant said. “It also responds to a specific concern expressed by a constituent. As a legislator, I feel a great responsibility to be proactive when constituents come to us with a hardship. I’m proud of the results we’ve achieved on this bill for the people of the State of Illinois.”
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