License plates could cost extra $2 under plan to help fund state parks
May 24, 2012 6:34PM
Updated: May 25, 2012 5:40AM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois license plates would cost $2 more per year to help finance state parks under a plan the House will consider.
The measure has been proposed as an alternative to a parks fee imposed by the Department of Natural Resources.
Natural Resources Director Marc Miller says his agency has a budget of $49 million but needs about $80 million. Fee revenue would be split between park maintenance and operations.
The basic annual license plate fee is $99. It was last increased by $20 in 2009 for a $33 billion capital construction program.