House passes Rep. Sosnowski bill to prevent fraudulent vehicle registrations

The Illinois House of Representatives unanimously approved bipartisan legislation on Wednesday introduced and sponsored by State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, to protect motorists by providing that all motor vehicles in Illinois be registered to valid drivers.

Specifically, House Bill 3311 amends state law to require that an applicant for registration of a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois present a valid driver’s license at the time of submission of an application for registration. Representative Sosnowski’s legislation is an initiative to prevent fraudulent registrations, filed in response to an incident where a constituent was injured in an automobile crash and the driver of the motor vehicle had used a false name to register their vehicle.

House Bill 3311 passed the House unanimously by a vote of 112-0 and now advances to the State Senate.

Representative Sosnowski serves the 69th District which includes portions of Winnebago, Boone, and McHenry Counties.