Representative Sue Scherer is hoping that new legislation will be able to waive application fees for Gold Star Family license plates. Gold Star license plates are available for those who are surviving spouses or parents of veterans who served in the US Armed Forces.
The legislation, backed by Representative Scherer will go to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by helping people not have to pay a fee for remembering their loved ones. The bill, House Bill 20, repeals the registration fee. It passed the Illinois House of Representatives and now goes to the Senate after unanimous and bipartisan support.
Representative Scherer says that Gold Star families have already experienced a lot of sacrifices so this is her way of giving back.