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Munoz leads measure to prevent roadway fatalities

munoz 051419SPRINGFIELD – To prevent more tragic losses of emergency responders and highway workers, Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) announced legislation Tuesday that strengthens Scott’s Law and finds a way to end senseless roadway fatalities.

“As a former police officer, I know the life-threatening situations facing law enforcement every day, and I’m proud this legislation will protect and serve our brave men and women in uniform,” Munoz said. “We can’t afford to lose any more lives, so I implore all drivers to slow down and move over when you see first responders on the roads.”

Munoz seeks to eliminate license plate transfer fee for families

munoz 032819SPRINGFIELD – Individuals wanting to transfer their license plate to a spouse or child could soon do so free of charge under legislation led by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).

“We’re eliminating an extra cost on families who simply want to transfer a license plate to a spouse or child,” Munoz said. “We allow vehicles to be sold to family members at a low cost, and it’s unnecessary to charge more for the gifting of a license plate.”

The fee for transferring a license plate would be waived by the secretary of state after both parties sign a form authorizing the reassignment of the registration.

The legislation was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, and will move on to the full Senate for consideration.

Munoz plan requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns passes Senate

taxreturn 031319SPRINGFIELD – Appearing on Illinois ballots as presidential and vice-presidential candidates would soon require publicizing tax returns under a proposal led by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).

“Voters have a right to know a presidential candidate’s conflicts of interests,” Munoz said. “They have reasonably expected this disclosure for decades, and if candidates won’t release the information willingly, then we need a law in place that requires it.”

Munoz makes grieving children eligible for fallen police officers and firefighters special license plate

police fire 032019SPRINGFIELD – Children of fallen police officers or firefighters would be eligible to receive specialty license plates under a proposal sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).

“The tragic loss of a parent is unimaginable,” Munoz said. “The children of these brave men and women deserve to be reminded that their parent played an important role in our society, and this is a small gesture that allows them to commemorate their loved one.”

Currently, only the surviving spouse and parents of a fallen police officer or firefighter are eligible for the license plates.

Senate Bill 1894 allows children and step-children of police officers or firefighters who have died in the line of duty to be issued deceased police officer or firefighter license plates. The measure was approved by the Senate on Thursday.

A $15 fee is charged for the first issuance of the license plate in addition to the registration fee. A $2 fee is charged for each registration renewal thereafter.

The proposal is scheduled to move to the House for consideration.

Sen. Antonio Munoz


1st District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1999 - Present

Committee assignments: Assignments; Executive Appointments (Chairperson); Executive; Insurance; Veterans Affairs; Energy and Public Utilities.

Biography: Born Feb. 18, 1964, in Chicago; served in U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division; City of Chicago-Mayor's License Commission, Local Liquor Control Section (1990); Dept. of Aviation; Mayor's Office of Budget & Management; member of Fraternal Order of Police; married (wife, Patricia), has three children.

Associated Representatives:
Theresa Mah
Aaron M. Ortiz