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Legislative Report October 3, 2022
Prepared by: Kathleen Sances
Important Gun Bills
Bill Information
ILLIANA TSK FORCE-FIREARM VIOL
(JONES T)

Creates the Illiana Task Force Act. Creates the Illiana Task Force, consisting of 24 police officers, appointed by the Director of the Illinois State Police. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall select a chairperson. Provides that members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation for their service on the Task Force but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties from appropriations made by the General Assembly for that purpose. Provides that the Task Force shall meet at least once monthly to study ways to reduce violence in local communities caused by the illegal use of firearms and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on suggested legislative solutions to this problem. Provides that the Task Force shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31 of each year and a final report 5 years after the creation of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall be dissolved 6 years after its creation. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2027. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID-DENIAL & REVOC-STALKING
(DIDECH D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Department of State Police has authority to deny an application for or to revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Department finds that the applicant or the person to whom the card was issued is or was at the time of issuance a person who has been convicted within the past 5 years of stalking or a substantially similar offense in another jurisdiction, in which a firearm was used or possessed.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(SOSNOWSKI J)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin

1/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

CONCEAL CARRY-FEES-VET&RET LAW
(SOSNOWSKI J)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the fees for a new and renewal concealed carry license of an applicant who is a veteran or a qualified retired law enforcement officer shall be 50% of the fees for other applicants. Defines "qualified retired law enforcement officer" and "veteran".

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM VIOLENCE PREVENTION
(HARPER S)

Creates the Firearm Violence Prevention and Reduction Study Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to conduct a study on methods to prevent and reduce firearm violence in Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health must file a yearly report of the study's findings with the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2022 and on or before December 31 of each year thereafter through December 31, 2031. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the study is to be provided sufficient funding in the amount of $150,000 per year. Allows the Department to adopt rules necessary for the implementation and administration of the Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2032. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

7/16/2021 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

5/21/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

5/19/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

SCH TRAUMA PROTOCOL-AMMO TAX
(HARPER S)

Amends the State Finance Act to create the Trauma Response Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the School Code. Requires school boards to develop a trauma response protocol that shall be implemented in response to a traumatic event at a school, including, but not limited to, a shooting at the school. Sets forth various requirements for the protocol, including response by hospitals, trauma intervention services, and community engagement. Provides that all moneys in the Trauma Response Fund shall be paid as grants to school districts to implement the trauma response protocol. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act to make conforming changes. Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Imposes a 1% surcharge on firearm ammunition, which shall be deposited into the Trauma Response Fund. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/25/2021 - House Sales, Amusement, & Other Taxes Subcommittee

3/25/2021 - House Revenue & Finance

WILDLIFE CD-FIREARM EXEMPTION
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

USE/OCC TAX-GUN SAFES
(MASON J)

Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2022, the tax on gun safes and locks designed to secure firearms is imposed at the rate of 1%. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/25/2022 - Consideration Postponed

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/25/2021 - House Sales, Amusement, & Other Taxes Subcommittee

FOID-APPEALS
(HAMMOND N)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that once the aggrieved party submits all required information for his or her appeal, updated information shall not be required from the party when the Illinois State Police has not completed the review of the appeal within the required 60 days.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(HAMMOND N)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

USE/OCC TAX-AMMUNITION
(WEST, II M)

Amends the State Finance Act to create the Mental Health Services Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that moneys in the Mental Health Services Fund shall be distributed each month to the counties of the State for certain specified purposes. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Imposes a surcharge of 1% of the selling price on firearm ammunition. Provides that moneys from the surcharge shall be deposited into the Mental Health Services Fund. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/25/2021 - House Sales, Amusement, & Other Taxes Subcommittee

3/25/2021 - House Revenue & Finance

SAFE GUN STORAGE
(WILLIS K)

Creates the Safe Gun Storage Act. Provides that a firearm owner shall not store or keep any firearm in any premises unless the firearm is secured in a locked container, properly engaged so as to render the firearm inaccessible or unusable to any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user. Provides that if the firearm is carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user, then the firearm is deemed lawfully stored or kept. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $500. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 if any person knows or reasonably should know that a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person is likely to gain access to a firearm belonging to or under the control of that person and a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person obtains the firearm. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 if a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person obtains a firearm and uses it to injure or cause the death of a person or uses the firearm in connection with a crime. Provides that any money received from the collection of a civil penalty shall be deposited in the Mental Health Fund. Makes corresponding changes in the Criminal Code of 2012.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE
(HOFFMAN J)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Creates the Firearm Prohibitors and Records Improvement Task Force to identify and research all available grants, resources, and revenue that may be applied for and used by all entities responsible for reporting federal and State firearms prohibitors to the Illinois State Police and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Provides that under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, these reporting entities include, but are not limited to, hospitals, courts, law enforcement and corrections. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall may meet in person or virtually and shall issue a written report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022. Repeals Task Force provisions on July 1, 2023. Amends the Gun Trafficking Information Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall audit current practice to assess actual data collection and reporting, and propose policy and practice recommendations to meet implementation and policy maker needs, including but not limited to: (1) Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license applications, revocations, and firearm dispossessions; (2) Firearm trace data; (3) Usage of firearms restraining orders and domestic violence orders of protection; and (4) Firearm Dealer License Certifications and related inspections. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system upon which the serial numbers of firearms that have been reported stolen are available for public access for individuals to ensure any firearms are not reported stolen prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm under this provision concerning transfer of firearms. The Illinois State Police shall have the Internet-based system completed and available for use by July 1, 2022. The Department shall adopt rules not inconsistent with this Section to implement this system. Provides that beginning January 1, 2024, any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms, contact the Illinois State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and initiate and complete an automated search of its criminal history record information files and those of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and of the files of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities to obtain any felony conviction or patient hospitalization information which would disqualify a person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system to conduct this check. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides that if a person who possesses a combined Firearm Owner's Identification Card and a concealed carry license becomes subject to suspension or revocation under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, but is otherwise eligible for a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the Illinois State Police shall ensure the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card status is not interrupted. Provides for email notifications and text messages from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Create expanded rule making authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall continuously monitor relevant State and federal databases for firearms prohibitors and correlate those records with concealed carry license holders to ensure compliance with this Act and any other State and federal laws. Defines "firearms prohibitor". Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts. Certain provisions take effect January 1, 2024.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that any person within this State who receives any firearm, stun gun, or taser from a person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall provide a record of the transfer within 10 days of the transfer to a federally licensed firearm dealer and shall not be required to maintain a transfer record. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall maintain the transfer record for 20 years from date of receipt. Provides that a federally licensed firearm dealer may charge a fee not to exceed $25 to retain the record. Provides that the record shall be provided and maintained in either an electronic or paper format. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall not be liable for the accuracy of any information in the transfer record submitted pursuant to this provision.

  RECENT STATUS

7/25/2022 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy

8/2/2021 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0237

8/2/2021 - Effective Date January 1, 2022; - Some Provisions Effective January 01, 2024

CRIM CD-THREAT VICTIM
(CARROLL J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is an aggravated assault if a person when, in committing an assault, threatens to kill a person who is under 13 years of age if the person committing the assault was at least 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense. Provides that it is harassment by telephone to knowingly make a telephone call or to knowingly induce a person to make a telephone call for the purpose of threatening to kill another person who is under 13 years of age, regardless of whether the person under 13 years of age consents to the threat, if the defendant is at least 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense. Provides that it is harassment through electronic communications to knowingly transmit an electronic communication or to knowingly induce a person to transmit an electronic communication for the purpose of threatening to kill another person who is under 13 years of age, regardless of whether the person under 13 years of age consents to the threat, if the defendant was at least 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense. Provides that these offenses are Class 3 felonies.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-FEES
(HOFFMAN J)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the cost of a new or renewed Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be $10 plus applicable processing fees. Provides that the cost of a corrected, lost, destroyed, or stolen Card shall be $5, plus applicable processing fees. Provides that the fees deposited into the State Police Firearm Services Fund shall exclude fees collected for payment processing.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CHILD CARE-DAY CARE HOMES-GUNS
(DAVIDSMEYER C)

Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Allows adults who reside on the premises of a day care home to possess handguns on day care home premises (rather than adults who must possess a handgun as a condition of employment and who reside on the premises of a day care home) if the handgun and handgun ammunition are locked and inaccessible to children.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID-AGE-PARENTAL CONSENT
(NIEMERG A)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Lowers the age at which a person who is not an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card from 21 to 18 and provides that a person who is under 18 years of age may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card without parental consent required if he or she is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces. Provides that if the applicant is under 18 (rather than 21) years of age that he or she has never been convicted of a misdemeanor other than a traffic offense or adjudged delinquent and is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

STATE POLICE-FUND LOCKBOX
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that moneys held in the State Police Firearm Services Fund, the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and the Firearm Dealer License Certification Fund for use by the Illinois State Police shall be neither used nor transferred to another fund for a purpose other than as specifically provided by law.

  RECENT STATUS

5/21/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

5/19/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

5/11/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

$DPH-FIREARM VIOLENCE STUDY
(HARPER S)

Appropriates $150,000, or so much of that sum as may be necessary, from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Public Health for the implementation and administration of the Firearm Violence Prevention and Reduction Study Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

7/18/2021 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Appropriations-Human Services

3/19/2021 - To Special Issues (AP) Subcommittee

FIREARM OWNERS ID-LOCAL REG
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not impose a tax, fee, or other assessment other than a retailers' occupation tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance or resolution, in effect or adopted, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act by any unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that imposes a tax, fee, or other assessment other a retailers' occupation tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition are invalid and void. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/10/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-FIREARM-WAITING PERIOD
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the 72 hour waiting period before delivery of a concealable firearm after application for its purchase has been made does not apply to a person who has been issued a valid license to carry a concealed handgun under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY-OFFICIALS
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that nothing in the provisions prohibiting the carrying of a concealed firearm in certain areas prevents a concealed carry licensee who is a judge of the Supreme, Appellate, or Circuit Court of this State or an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court, a judge of the United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals, or the United States Supreme Court, a State's Attorney, or Assistant State's Attorney with the consent of the State's Attorney, from carrying a concealed firearm in any area prohibited by these provisions, other than an area where firearms are prohibited under federal law.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARMS- MUNICIPAL REGULATION
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Deletes existing preemption provisions concerning firearms. Provides that regulation of the ownership and possession of firearms and related items are the exclusive powers and functions of the State. Provides that a local government, including a home rule unit, may not require registration, reporting of the sale or transfer of a firearm, or maintenance of a firearm registry. Provides that any existing or future local ordinances or resolutions imposing any registration requirement on firearms and related items are invalid and void. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEAL CARRY-PUBLIC TRANSPORT
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID&CON CARRY-RENEWALS
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a renewal application shall be accepted by the Illinois State Police if submitted within 180 days before the expiration of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license. Provides that submission of a renewal application within that 180-day period shall not affect the expiration date of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license.

  RECENT STATUS

6/14/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne

4/13/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

CONCEAL CARRY-AUTO RENEW FOID
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that if a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act expires during the term of a concealed carry license, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card and the license remain valid and the licensee does not have to renew his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall automatically renew the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and send a renewed Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the licensee unless the Illinois State Police has reason to believe the person is no longer eligible for the Card.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-APPEALS
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that for any appeal permitted under the Act to the Director of the Illinois State Police for failure to act on a Firearm Owner's Identification Card application within 30 days or its denial, seizure, or revocation, the Director shall either grant or deny the appeal within 60 days of the receipt of the appeal. Provides that if the appeal is granted, the Director shall return the aggrieved party's Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the aggrieved party, or issue him or her a new Firearm Owner's Identification Card, as the case may be, no later than 7 business days after the appeal is granted. Provides that if the appeal is denied, the Director shall set forth in writing the specific reasons for the denial and shall cause the written denial to be mailed to the aggrieved party no later than 7 business days after the appeal is denied. Provides that if the Director fails to either grant or deny the appeal within 60 days of the receipt of the appeal, the appeal shall be considered granted, and the Director shall return the aggrieved party's Firearm Owner's Identification Card or issue him or her a new Firearm Owner's Identification Card, as the case may be, no later than 67 days from the date that the appeal was received. Provides that a denial shall be considered a final administrative order, regardless of whether there was a formal hearing in which evidence was taken, and the aggrieved party may seek judicial review of the final administrative order in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and the Act. Provides that if administrative review is taken and if the circuit court then finds that the Director denied the appeal without reasonable cause, the circuit court may award the aggrieved party court costs and a reasonable attorney's fee to be paid by the State. Nothing herein limits the contempt power of the circuit court. Provides that when the word "shall" appears in this provision, it shall be construed as being mandatory and not discretionary.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
(STONEBACK D)

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health, subject to appropriation or other available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders to the general public. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, the program must include the development and dissemination, through print, digital, and broadcast media, of public service announcements that publicize the options victims of domestic violence have to seek help with special emphasis on the firearms restraining order. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a training program on the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that the Board shall conduct a training program that trains officers on the use of firearms restraining orders, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to safely promote the usage of the firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that the curriculum of police training schools shall also include training on the use of a firearms restraining order by providing instruction on the process used to file a firearms restraining order, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that if adequate firearms restraining order training is unavailable, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board may approve training to be conducted by a third party. Officers who have successfully completed this program shall be issued a certificate attesting to their attendance. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a firearms restraining order includes the seizure of the respondent's ammunition and firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Provides that "family member of the respondent" includes a former spouse and a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common. Provides that a petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where an incident occurred that involved the respondent posing an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to the respondent or another by having in his or her custody or control, or purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm or ammunition or firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Includes printing a petition for a firearms restraining order for which no fees may be charged by the circuit clerk. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall submit a yearly report to the General Assembly concerning the applications and issuance of firearms restraining orders. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Further amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health's program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders shall include production of materials that can be given to health care workers that assist in identifying people who may benefit from awareness of the Firearms Restraining Order Act (rather than victims of domestic violence and how to safely and discreetly determine if a potential abuser possesses a firearm). Deletes language providing that the program must include the development and dissemination of public service announcements that publicize the options for victims of domestic violence to seek help. Further amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Changes the composition of the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Removes language providing for a member of a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce gun violence with experience educating the public about the Firearms Restraining Order Act, nominated by such an organization whose membership is the most numerous in Illinois. Adds to the membership the Director of Public Health or the Director's designee. Further amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Deletes language providing that police officer training shall include how to promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Further amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. In the definition of "family member of the respondent", replaces new provision that the definition includes a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common with a person with whom the respondent has a minor child in common.

  RECENT STATUS

8/13/2021 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0345

8/13/2021 - Effective Date June 1, 2022

8/13/2021 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CRIM CD-FIREARMS-MOTOR VEH
(MANLEY N)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle with unlawfully tinted windows. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly: (1) possesses or carries in any vehicle a firearm and firearm ammunition which are both immediately accessible at the time of the offense while on any street, road, alley, or any other lands, except when inside his or her own abode or garage, and has not been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card; and (2) the vehicle in which the person is present is fitted with window treatments or tinting of the windshield or windows, or both, immediately adjacent to each side of the driver, in violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a violation is a Class 2 felony.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-APPEAL
(HOFFMAN J)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any prohibitions on granting relief from obtaining a Firearm Owner's Identification Card because of federal law, the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the circuit court for various violations, may grant relief when the federal prohibition on possession of firearms is predicated solely on a provision of the Criminal Code of 2012, including, but not limited to, possession of a firearm by a felon, that would no longer apply to the applicant upon granting of relief under the appeals provisions of the Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/15/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

PROPERTY-FIREARM POSSESSION
(FRIESS D)

Amends the Common Interest Community Association Act, the Condominium Property Act, the Landlord and Tenant Act, and the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act. Provides that a unit owner shall not be prohibited or a landlord or park owner shall not prohibit a tenant from lawfully possessing, carrying, transporting, or storing a firearm, any part of a firearm, or firearm ammunition in: the unit of the unit owner or dwelling unit or mobile home unit of the tenant; a vehicle located in a parking area provided by the common interest community association, condominium association, or landlord or park owner for the unit owner or tenant; or within a common area location of a common interest community or condominium or another controlled location of the landlord or park owner. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

SCHOOL SECURITY-ARMED TEACHERS
(FRIESS D)

Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education shall establish a grant program to provide for armed security in the schools of this State and grants to schools for the training of teachers in armed security, including grants for teachers to obtain a concealed carry license under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act and the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the unlawful use of weapons offense does not apply to carrying a concealed pistol, revolver, or handgun by a full-time teacher or full-time professor or administrator of a public or private school, community college, college, or university who has a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act and who has been designated by his or her school district board or the board of trustees of his or her community college, college, or university as a school or college protection officer, into: (1) any building, real property, and parking area under the control of the public or private elementary or secondary school in which the person is employed; or (2) any building, classroom, laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized university-related organization property, whether owned or leased, and any real property, including parking areas, sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university in which the person is employed. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

7/5/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(CHESNEY A)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2022.

  RECENT STATUS

3/4/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier

2/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter

2/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant

JUV-SUBSEQUENT FIREARM OFFENSE
(DELUCA A)

Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that if a minor has previously been placed on probation for an offense that involves the use or possession of a firearm, the court may not place the minor on probation for any subsequent offense involving the use or possession of a firearm. Provides that a minor convicted of a subsequent offense involving the possession or discharge of a firearm not causing any injury shall be referred to social service programs through Juvenile Probation for no less than 3 months. Provides that if the minor does not complete the referral recommendations, the minor shall be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice to complete the recommended services. Provides that a minor convicted of a subsequent offense involving the use of a firearm causing serious injury, great bodily harm, or death shall be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice with the Department providing services including, but not limited to, education, mental health, drug treatment, and mentoring.

  RECENT STATUS

7/12/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARMS-RETIRED OFFICERS
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to a person authorized to carry a firearm under the Illinois Retired Officer Concealed Carry program implemented by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.

  RECENT STATUS

7/28/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 To Law Enforcement Subcommittee

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(MILLER C)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2022.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

WILDLIFE&CRIM CD-SILENCERS
(ELIK A)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Removes the prohibition on the use of a silencer or other device to muffle or mute the sound of the explosion or report resulting from the firing of any gun. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when the person knowingly uses, attaches, or possesses with the intent to use or attach any device or attachment of any kind for silencing the report of any handgun, unless the use, attachment, or possession with the intent to use the device or attachment is on the premises of a firing or shooting range; or possesses any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any other firearm if the device or attachment is not possessed in compliance with the National Firearms Act (rather than a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when the person possesses any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm). Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when he or she knowingly transfers or gives a suppressor or silencer to a person not authorized to possess the suppressor or silencer under federal law. Provides that a violation of this provision is a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/12/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter

1/6/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(ELIK A)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID-AUTOMATIC APPROVAL
(MILLER C)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that if an application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card has not been approved or denied within 30 days after its application has been received, it shall automatically be approved by the Illinois State Police. Provides that if a renewal application has not been approved or denied within 60 business days, it shall be automatically renewed by the Illinois State Police.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID&CON CARRY-RENEWAL&REVOC
(TARVER, II C)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish and maintain an email and text message notification system for persons who are applying for or possess Firearm Owner's Identification Cards or concealed carry licenses. Provides that in addition to receiving a mail notification of the status of a person's application for, renewal, suspension, or revocation of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license, the person may request email or text message, or both, notifications of the status of his or her application, renewal, suspension, revocation, and other notifications concerning his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall notify a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license of the expiration of his or her Card or license at least 90 days before its expiration. Provides that that if a person is issued a concealed carry license under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, the person may be issued a Firearm Owner's Identification Card that is valid for the person to whom it is issued for a period of 5 years and which expires upon the expiration of the person's concealed carry license. Provides that if the only reason for the revocation of a person's concealed carry license is the expiration of the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the person does not have to submit a form to the Illinois State Police to conduct an investigation of the person's suitability for the issuance of a concealed carry license.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT DRILLS
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Provides that parents or guardians must receive prior notice of a law enforcement drill not less than 5 days prior to the drill. Provides that a law enforcement drill (i) must not include simulations that mimic an actual school shooting incident or active shooter event, (ii) must be announced in advance to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill, (iii) must include content that is age appropriate and developmentally appropriate, (iv) must include and involve school personnel, including school-based mental health professionals, and (v) must include trauma-informed approaches to address the concerns and well-being of students and school personnel. Requires a school district to include in its annual review of each school building's emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures an examination of the efficacy and effects of law enforcement drills. Effective immediately.


House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Changes certain references relating to law enforcement drills to law enforcement lockdown drills. Removes the requirement that parents or guardians must receive prior notice of a law enforcement drill not less than 5 days prior to the drill. Provides that (i) school administrators and school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt a student or students from participating in a walk-through lockdown drill; (ii) schools must provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any walk-through lockdown drill that involves the participation of students and must also provide to parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill; (iii) schools must provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods; (iv) during a drill, students must be allowed to ask questions related to the drill; and (v) law enforcement may choose to run an active shooter simulation, but only on school days when students are not present, and parental notification is not required if students are not required to be present. Corrects a typographical error.

  RECENT STATUS

8/16/2021 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0395

8/16/2021 - Effective Date August 16, 2021

8/16/2021 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CONCEALED CARRY-ELECTRN NOTICE
(HAMMOND N)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall notify the applicant for a concealed carry license, electronically, if his or her application has been accepted. Provides that if an applicant for a concealed carry license submits his or her application electronically, the Illinois State Police shall notify the applicant electronically if his or her application is missing information or materials.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(SPAIN R)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY-FEES
(MEIER C)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a licensee requesting a new license shall submit $5 (rather than $75, of which $60 shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $5 shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund). Provides that the fees collected under this provision shall be deposited into the State Police Firearm Services Fund.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM DEALER-REPEAL
(MEIER C)

Repeals the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Makes conforming changes to the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS-FIREARMS
(BENNETT T)

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed weapon. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

5/31/2021 - Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs

5/31/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs

5/20/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Stephens

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY-LIFETIME
(BENNETT T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the duration of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be the lifetime of the holder of the Card (rather than 10 years). Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the duration of a concealed carry license is the lifetime of the licensee (rather than 5 years). Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license issued before the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be valid during the Card holder's or licensee's lifetime regardless of the expiration date on the Card or license.

  RECENT STATUS

2/10/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

ORDER PROTECT-GUN RESTRICTIONS
(STONEBACK D)

Amends the Domestic Violence Act of 1986. In cases in which a petitioner seeks a prohibition on firearm possession, removes requirement that the respondent receive actual notice of and an opportunity to participate in a hearing. Provides that an order of protection shall include a remedy that prohibits a respondent from possessing any firearms for a minimum of 2 years (instead of for the duration of the order of protection). Provides that any Firearm Owner's Identification Card in the possession of the respondent shall be suspended and turned over to a law enforcement agency of the court's choosing (rather than a local law enforcement agency). Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

WILDLIFE CD-RIFLE DEER HUNTING
(CHESNEY A)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Permits deer hunting with a rifle. Provides that current ammunition and caliber restrictions on handguns that may be used for hunting deer also apply to rifles. Provides that current restrictions limiting deer hunting to persons having a firearm deer hunting permit to taking deer only during the period from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those days for which an open season is established for the taking of deer by use of shotgun, handgun, or bow and arrow also apply to the taking of deer with a rifle. Repeals a provision prohibiting the possession of a rifle while in the field during firearm deer season. Defines "rifle".

  RECENT STATUS

6/23/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/22/2021 - House Agriculture & Conservation

CONCEAL CARRY-WAIVER-MARKSMAN
(MURPHY M)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of the Act, the fee for a new license or non-resident license shall be waived if the applicant is an honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces of the United States who has been awarded a marksmanship badge.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

IDPH-SAFE GUN STORAGE
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to ensure that: pediatricians ask about the presence of guns in homes and distribute safe gun storage information to individuals with guns in a home with a child; and safe gun storage information is available at all Secretary of State driver services facilities. Provides that the Department may utilize existing public or private programs to implement these provisions. Requires the Department to disseminate safe gun storage information on its website and in Department facilities. Effective January 1, 2023.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEES
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Provides that for a new or renewal concealed carry license, the fee shall be $75 (rather than $150), of which $60 (rather than $120) shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $5 (rather than $20) shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund. Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 (rather than $300) and a licensee requesting a new license shall submit $10 (rather than $75). Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

12/29/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS-FIREARMS
(REICK S)

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed weapon. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

5/28/2022 - To Law Enforcement Subcommittee

2/24/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FIREARM DEALER-SUICIDE WARNING
(MUSSMAN M)

Amends the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Provides that packaging of any firearm and any descriptive materials that accompany any firearm sold or transferred by a certified licensee shall bear a label containing a specified warning statement. Contains requirements for the warning statement. Requires certified licensees to post conspicuously within the licensed premises an additional notice regarding suicide.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

$IDPH-GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
(STONEBACK D)

Appropriates $1,000,000 from General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Department of Public Health for the costs associated with conducting gun violence prevention research. Effective July 1, 2021.

  RECENT STATUS

7/18/2021 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Appropriations-Human Services

3/19/2021 - To Special Issues (AP) Subcommittee

SAFETY-TECH
(STONEBACK D)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Microstamping Funding Program Act. Defines terms. Provides that the State shall establish a grant program for law enforcement officers for microstamp-ready firearms. Provides that the grant program shall be administered by the Illinois State Police and the grant funds shall only be used for the purchase of microstamp-ready firearms by law enforcement agencies that are grant recipients. Provides for education and training in relation to the program, as well as for grant application and participation. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall collect certain data related to the program. Provides that any person who knowingly or intentionally changes, alters, removes or obliterates the name of the importer's or manufacturer's serial number or the microstamping mechanism of any firearm commits a Class 2 felony. Provides legislative findings.

House Committee Amendment No. 2 - Replaces references to the Illinois State Police with references to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

  RECENT STATUS

7/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

7/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris

7/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

FOID-AGE-PARENTAL CONSENT
(SWANSON D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Lowers the age at which a person may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card from 21 to 18 and provides that a person who is under that age may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card without parental consent required if he or she is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall issue a concealed carry license to an applicant who is at least 18 (currently, 21) years of age or is an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY-REPEAL
(NIEMERG A)

Repeals the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes do not apply to or affect any person carrying a concealed pistol, revolver, or handgun and the person has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY-COLLEGE
(NIEMERG A)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Deletes provision that prohibits a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into any building, classroom, laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized university-related organization property, whether owned or leased, and any real property, including parking areas, sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY-PCS-PCA
(NIEMERG A)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that notwithstanding whether the laws of the state or territory where the non-resident resides related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under the Act, the Illinois State Police shall allow for a non-resident license application if the applicant is employed by the United States Military permanently assigned in Illinois on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA) orders and who is not a resident of this State but maintains an address in this State. Provides that non-resident applicant who qualifies must meet all of the qualifications established in the Act and shall submit certain documentation. Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 with the application, of which $120 shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $20 shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM DEALER LIC CERT-REPEAL
(NIEMERG A)

Repeals the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Amends the State Finance Act. Repeals the Firearm Dealer License Certification Fund.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM DEALER-APPLICABILITY
(BOURNE A)

Amends the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Provides that the provisions of the Act concerning the certification of the license of a federal firearms licensee only apply to a federal firearms licensee who has been found by the federal or State government to have 3 or more firearms used in the commission of criminal offenses sold or transferred by the licensee within the 5 years prior to his or her application for certification of his or her license.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY-EXPIRE
(WINDHORST P)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police, by rule, shall provide that if a person has been issued a concealed carry license under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license shall expire at the same time. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall adjust the expiration of each person who has been issued both a Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license so each expires on the same date. Provides that a person who has been issued a Firearm Owner's Identification Card and whose concealed carry license has been renewed by the Illinois State Police shall receive an automatic renewal of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card.

  RECENT STATUS

6/14/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne

4/13/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FOID&CCL-ONE CARD
(BENNETT T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that if a person is eligible for both a Firearm Owner's Identification Card and a concealed carry license, the Illinois State Police shall create one card that may be used as both a Firearm Owner's Identification Card and a concealed carry license. A combined Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license shall be considered a valid card for the purposes of the Acts. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall adopt rules to implement this provision.

  RECENT STATUS

6/14/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

STATE POLICE-FOID REVOCATION
(WHEELER K)

Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including State's Attorneys and the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Creates the Firearm Recovery Task Force led by the Illinois State Police to seize and recover the Firearm Owner's Identification Cards of revoked persons and to enforce the revocation and suspension of Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall include in the report the reason the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card was revoked or suspended. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the defendant shall physically surrender each firearm in his or her possession to a law enforcement agency designated by the court to take custody of and impound the firearm and physically surrender his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the law enforcement agency as a condition of remaining on bond pending sentencing when the offense the person has been charged with is a forcible felony, stalking, aggravated stalking, domestic battery, any violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or the Cannabis Control Act that is classified as a Class 2 or greater felony, or any felony violation of the Deadly Weapons Article of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. Amends the Freedom of Information Act and the Unified Code of Corrections to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEES
(NIEMERG A)

Amends the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Provides that for a new or renewal concealed carry license, the fee shall be $75 (rather than $150), of which $60 (rather than $120) shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $5 (rather than $20) shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund. Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 (rather than $300) and a licensee requesting a new license shall submit $10 (rather than $75). Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-HANDGUN AMMO-SERIALIZE
(HARPER S)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that beginning January 1, 2022, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shall be serialized. Provides that beginning January 1, 2022, any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the State for sale or personal use, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that beginning January 1, 2022, any person who possesses in any public place any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Provides exceptions. Provides that beginning January 1, 2022, the Illinois State Police shall maintain a centralized registry of all reports of handgun ammunition transactions reported to the Illinois State Police in a manner prescribed by the Illinois State Police. Provides that information in the registry, upon proper application for that information, shall be furnished to peace officers and authorized employees of the Illinois State Police or to the person listed in the registry as the owner of the particular handgun ammunition. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall adopt rules relating to the assessment and collection of end-user fees in an amount not to exceed $0.005 per round of handgun ammunition or per bullet, in which the accumulated fee amount may not exceed the cost to pay for the infrastructure, implementation, operational, enforcement, and future development costs of these provisions. Effective January 1, 2022, except some provisions effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

USE/OCC TAX-FIREARMS
(MAYFIELD R)

Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Imposes a 3.75% surcharge on firearms and firearm component parts. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Youthbuild Assistance Fund. Provides that the 3.75% surcharge shall be deposited into the Fund. Sets forth the purposes for which moneys in the Fund may be used. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/25/2021 - House Revenue & Finance

3/16/2021 - Assigned to House Revenue & Finance

LOST&STOLEN FIREARMS-PENALTY
(MAYFIELD R)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the provision of the Code that makes it an offense for a person who possesses or acquires a firearm and thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from the person, to fail to report the loss or theft to the local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss or theft is a Class 4 felony for a third offense (rather than a Class A misdemeanor) and a Class 3 felony for a fourth or subsequent offense. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

FOID-REVOKE-PROTECTIVE ORDER
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Director of the Illinois State Police shall revoke and the Illinois State Police shall seize the Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a person against whom has been issued: (1) an order of protection; (2) a civil no contact order; or a (3) a stalking no contact order.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

SCH CD-GUN SAFETY COURSE
(MOELLER A)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Adds bullying and the death of a family member as mitigating factors that a student may disclose during a suspension review hearing or expulsion hearing. If allegations of sexual violence or gender-based harassment (rather than only allegations of domestic violence) are made against the student subject to discipline during the suspension review hearing or expulsion hearing, prohibits the student subject to discipline or the student's representative from directly questioning or contacting the alleged victim. If a pupil will be absent from school for 2 or more consecutive weeks for treatment of the pupil's physical or mental health arising from domestic or sexual violence, requires a qualified employee (rather than an employee) from the pupil's domestic or sexual violence organization to provide written notice of the pupil's need for home instruction to the school district; defines "qualified employee", "domestic violence program", and "rape crises organization". Amends the Children and Students Who Are Parents, Expectant Parents, or Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence Article of the School Code. Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force to include in its report recommendations for language to include in school and district policies (rather than to include model school and district policies in the report). Changes the date of the Task Force's report to January 1, 2024 (rather than June 30, 2024); repeals the provisions related to the Task Force on December 1, 2024 (rather than December 1, 2025). Makes other changes to the provisions concerning the review and revision of school district policies and procedures. Amends provisions concerning confidentiality. Sets forth additional requirements a school district must include in its policy concerning student confidentiality and the disclosure of information related to the imminent risk of serious physical injury or death of a student or another person. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2022, except that provisions concerning confidentiality take effect July 1, 2023.

  RECENT STATUS

5/9/2022 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

5/9/2022 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee

5/9/2022 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee

CRIM CD-DEVICES-RATE OF FIRE
(MOYLAN M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when he or she knowingly possesses, sells or offers to sell, purchases, manufactures, imports, transfers, or uses: (1) any manual, power-driven, or electronic device that is designed to and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm when the device is attached to the firearm; (2) any part of a semiautomatic firearm or combination of parts that is designed to and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm by eliminating the need for the operator of the firearm to make a separate movement for each individual function of the trigger; or (3) any other device, part, or combination of parts that is designed to and functions to substantially increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm above the standard rate of fire for semiautomatic firearms that is not equipped with that device, part, or combination of parts. This offense is a Class 2 felony. Provides for exemptions.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-ASSAULT WEAP REGISTRY
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that any person who, prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act, lawfully possessed an assault weapon shall register the assault weapon with the Illinois State Police within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act and any person who acquired an assault weapon on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall register the assault weapon with the Illinois State Police within 90 days after he or she purchased or was given the weapon. Provides that the registration shall contain a description of the assault weapon that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the full name, address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner, and any other information that the Director of the Illinois State Police deems appropriate. Provides that the Illinois State Police may charge a fee for registration not to exceed the reasonable processing costs of the Illinois State Police. Provides that the fees shall be deposited into the State Police Firearm Services Fund. Provides that a violation of these provisions is a Class A misdemeanor. Defines various terms.

  RECENT STATUS

7/11/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr

7/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

7/7/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris

FIREARM OWNERS ID-OMNIBUS
(WILLIS K)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Modifies definition of "clear and present danger". Provides that an applicant for the issuance or renewal of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police, unless the applicant has previously provided a full set of his or her fingerprints to the Illinois State Police under the Act or the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card issued under the Act shall be valid for the person to whom it is issued for a period of 5 years (rather than 10 years) from the date of issuance, but provides that any person whose card was previously issued for a period of 10 years shall retain the 10-year issuance period until the next date of renewal, at which point the card shall be renewed for 5 years. Provides that any transfer of a surrendered firearm must be conducted under the firearm transfer provisions of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Firearm Disposition Record shall contain a statement to be signed by the transferee that the transferee: (1) is aware of, and will abide by, current law regarding the unlawful transfer of a firearm; (2) is aware of the penalties for violating the law as it pertains to unlawful transfer of a firearm; and (3) intends to retain possession of the firearm or firearms until it is determined that the transferor is legally eligible to possess a firearm and has an active Firearm Owners Identification Card, if applicable, or until a new person is chosen to hold the firearm or firearms. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

5/3/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

4/27/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams

4/19/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

CRIM CD-FIREARM TRANSPORT
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card may transport in a vehicle an accessible rifle, shotgun, or other long gun without the weapon being broken down in a non-functioning state or without the weapon being enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container if the firearm is unloaded.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

ELECTRONIC FOID CARDS
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may display an electronic version of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police must satisfy all requirements for the display or possession of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the laws of the State.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

WILDLIFE-FIREARM EXEMPT
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that any individual authorized by law to possess a concealed firearm shall be exempt from the provisions of the Code prohibiting possession of those firearms during bow and arrow season.

  RECENT STATUS

5/21/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

5/19/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

5/11/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CONCEALED CARRY-RECIPROCITY
(WELTER D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall by rule allow for non-resident license applications from any state or territory of the United States that requires firearm training and a background check of an applicant for a license to carry concealed firearms (currently, the other state or territory must have laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying, that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under the Act). Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-18 YRS
(WELTER D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that if an applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card: (1) is 18 years of age or older but under 21 years of age, (2) is not an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, and (3) does not have a parent or legal guardian to give written consent to his or her application, he or she must provide 2 signed, dated, and notarized personal references regarding his or her suitability to possess firearms and a signed, dated, and notarized statement detailing the reasons he or she does not have a parent or legal guardian. Provides that, if applicable, the applicant must provide death certificates or any applicable court orders regarding his or her circumstances resulting in his or her lack of a parent or legal guardian.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(FRIESS D)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-18 YEARS
(MEIER C)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Lowers the age in which a person may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card without parental or legal guardian consent from 21 years of age to 18 years of age. Provides that an applicant who is 18 (rather than 21) years of age or older seeking a religious exemption to the photograph requirement must furnish with the application an approved copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARMS-NON RESIDENT MILITARY
(MEIER C)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that notwithstanding whether the laws of the state or territory where the non-resident resides related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under the Act, the Illinois State Police shall, no later than 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, allow for a non-resident license application if the applicant is an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is stationed in the State and lives in the State. Provides that a non-resident active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is stationed in the State and lives in the State shall apply to the Illinois State Police and must meet all of the qualifications under the Act and shall submit: (1) the application and documentation required and the applicable fee; (2) a photocopy of a valid military identification card or Official Proof of Service Letter; and (3) a photocopy of permanent change-of-station orders to an assignment in the State. Provides for emergency rulemaking to implement the amendatory Act. Establishes fees. Makes conforming changes to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(NIEMERG A)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

UNLAWFUL WEAPON USE
(CHESNEY A)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits a petty offense if he or she is convicted of a violation for unlawful use of a weapon that would not be an offense if the person possessed a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card.

  RECENT STATUS

6/16/2021 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella

6/16/2021 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

CONCEALED CARRY-CK CTY FOREST
(MORRISON T)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID-FIREARM PURCHASE DATABASE
(GUZZARDI W)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall create and maintain a database that a person can voluntarily apply to in order to be barred from purchasing a firearm. Provides that the application shall be notarized and submitted to the Illinois State Police in a form and manner prescribed by the Illinois State Police. Provides that the form shall not require the applicant to provide the Illinois State Police with a reason for the application. Provides that a person shall remain on the database until he or she submits a notarized withdrawal application. Provides that the withdrawal application shall automatically be approved and become effective 7 days after receipt by the Illinois State Police. Provides that the Illinois State Police has authority to deny an application for or to revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act only if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or the person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance a person who voluntarily registers on the Illinois State Police's voluntary do not sell to database. Provides that under no circumstances shall an application under this provision or any information contained in the application be used: (1) to deny an application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or a license to carry a concealed firearm; (2) to confiscate any firearms which the applicant may possess; (3) to require the applicant to relinquish any firearms which the applicant may possess; or (4) for any other purpose other than the administration of this provision.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER
(STONEBACK D)

Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health, subject to appropriation or other available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders to the general public. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, the program must include the development and dissemination, through print, digital, and broadcast media, of public service announcements that publicize the options victims of domestic violence have to seek help with special emphasis on the firearms restraining order. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a training program on the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that the Board shall conduct a training program that trains officers on the use of firearms restraining orders, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to safely promote the usage of the firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Officers who have successfully completed this program shall be issued a certificate attesting to their attendance. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a firearms restraining order includes the seizure of the respondent's ammunition. Provides that "family member of the respondent" includes a former spouse and a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common. Provides that a petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where an incident occurred that involved the respondent posing an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to the respondent or another by having in his or her custody or control, or purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm or ammunition. Includes printing a petition for a firearms restraining order for which no fees may be charged by the circuit clerk. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall submit a yearly report to the General Assembly concerning the applications and issuance of firearms restraining orders.

  RECENT STATUS

4/21/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

4/20/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

4/20/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner

FOID OVER 21
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Eliminates provisions that permit a person under 21 years of age who is not an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card with parental consent.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-FIREARM PENALTIES
(UGASTE D)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases penalties by one class for unlawful use of weapons when a person knowingly: (1) carries or possesses in any vehicle or concealed on or about his or her person except when on his or her land or in his or her own abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's permission, any pistol, revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm; or (2) carries or possesses on or about his or her person, upon any public street, alley, or other public lands within the corporate limits of a municipality except when an invitee in or on the public street, alley, or other public lands, for the purpose of the display of the weapon or the lawful commerce in weapons, or except when on his or her land or in his or her own abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's permission, any pistol, revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm. Provides that a first offense of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon committed with a firearm by a person 18 years of age or older where certain factors exist is a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony), for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 2 years and not more than 5 years. Increases the penalty by one class for unlawful possession of firearms. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM ENHANCEMENT
(SLAUGHTER J)

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that specified firearm sentencing enhancements are discretionary.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

DANGEROUS WEAPONS
(SLAUGHTER J)

Amends the Counties Code. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Determines when a person is considered "armed with a dangerous weapon." Provides that a person is "armed with a dangerous weapon" when he or she carries or is armed with a Category I, Category II, or Category III weapon. Amends other sections to conform with the offense of "armed with a dangerous weapon". Provides that the forcible felonies to qualify for the offense of being an armed habitual criminal should be punishable as a Class 2 felony or higher. Removes the violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or the Cannabis Control Act punishable as a Class 3 felony or higher as a qualifying offense for the offense of being an armed habitual criminal. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID-REVOKE
(CASSIDY K)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall revoke for one year the Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a card holder who reports to the local law enforcement agency his or her firearms lost or stolen in 3 separate incidents within a 2-year period. Provides that any law enforcement agency that has knowledge that a card holder has reported his or her firearms lost or stolen in 3 separate incidents within a 2-year period shall forthwith forward that information to the Department of State Police. Provides that an "incident" means an occasion in which the card holder's firearm or firearms have been lost or stolen regardless of the number of firearms stolen in the incident and the report of the loss or theft of the firearm or firearms on one occasion shall be considered one incident. Provides that if a law enforcement agency recovers a firearm that had been lost or stolen and has not been previously reported as lost or stolen, the recovery of the firearm shall be considered an incident for the purpose of this provision. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the sentence for attempt to acquire a firearm by use of a revoked Firearm Owner's Identification Card is a Class 4 felony.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID-MENTAL HEALTH-CORRECTIONS
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall not make possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued employment as a correctional officer if the correctional officer's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the correctional officer has been a patient of a mental health facility and the correctional officer has not been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner. Nothing is this Section shall otherwise impair the Department's ability to determine a correctional officer's fitness for duty. Provides that a collective bargaining agreement already in effect on this issue on the effective date of the amendatory Act cannot be modified, but on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department cannot require a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued employment in a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that the Department shall document if and why a correctional officer has been determined to pose a clear and present danger. Defines "mental health facility" and "qualified examiner".

  RECENT STATUS

4/23/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/23/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading

4/22/2021 - House Bills on Second Reading

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY-RENEWAL
(SOSNOWSKI J)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a renewal application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be approved or denied by the Illinois State Police within 90 calendar days (instead of 60 business days). Provides that the Director of the Illinois State Police must act on an appeal of a failure of the Illinois State Police to act on an application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or a denial, revocation, or seizure of the Card within 90 calendar days after receipt of the appeal. Provides that if the Director fails to act within that 90-day period, the application for the Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be granted or the revoked Card shall be reinstated or a seized Card returned to the person whose Card has been seized. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a renewal application for a concealed carry license shall be approved or denied by the Illinois State Police within 90 calendar days. Provides that the Director of the Illinois State Police must act on an appeal of a failure of the Illinois State Police to act on an application for a concealed carry license or a denial, revocation, or suspension of the concealed carry license within 90 calendar days after receipt of the appeal. If the Director fails to act within that 90-day period, the application for the concealed carry license shall be granted or the revoked or suspended concealed carry license shall be reinstated.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEAL CARRY ACT-MILITARY ID
(FRESE R)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that an application for a concealed carry license shall contain the applicant's valid driver's license number, valid state identification card number, or valid United States Military identification card number.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-CONFISCATED WEAPONS
(HALBROOK B)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that after the disposition of a criminal case or in any criminal case where a final judgment in the case was not entered due to the death of the defendant, and when a confiscated weapon is no longer needed for evidentiary purposes, and when in due course no legitimate claim has been made for the weapon, a weapon transferred to a law enforcement agency may be sold by the law enforcement agency at public auction under the Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act. Amends the Domestic Violence: Order of Protection Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Provides that upon expiration of the period of safekeeping of a firearm of a respondent against whom an order of protection was issued, if the firearms or Firearm Owner's Identification Card cannot be returned to respondent because the respondent cannot be located, fails to respond to requests to retrieve the firearms, or is not lawfully eligible to possess a firearm, upon petition from the local law enforcement agency, the court may order the local law enforcement agency to sell the firearm at public auction under the provisions of the Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act. Amends the Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act. Provides that weapons that have been confiscated as a result of having been abandoned or illegally possessed may be sold at public auction under the Act.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY-LIFETIME
(WEBER T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the duration of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be the lifetime of the holder of the Card (rather than 10 years). Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the duration of a concealed carry license is the lifetime of the licensee (rather than 5 years). Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license issued before the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be valid during the Card holder's or licensee's lifetime regardless of the expiration date on the Card or license.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-FIREARMS-MICROSTAMPING
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for a person to knowingly sell, manufacture, purchase, possess, or carry any firearm manufactured on or after January 1, 2022 that is not microstamp-ready, or any firearm manufactured on or after that date if the person knows that a microstamping mechanism has been unlawfully removed from that firearm. Provides that any person who knowingly or intentionally changes, alters, removes or obliterates the importer's or manufacturer's microstamping mechanism is guilty of a Class 2 felony.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

BALLISTICS INFORMATION ACT
(STONEBACK D)

Creates the Ballistics Information Act. Provides that, whenever a law enforcement agency recovers any spent shell casing at a crime scene or has reason to believe that the recovered spent shell casing is related to or associated with the commission of a crime or the unlawful discharge of a firearm, the law enforcement agency shall, within a 24-hour period, submit the ballistics information to the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network. Provides that, whenever a law enforcement agency seizes or recovers a semiautomatic firearm that is deemed suitable to be entered into the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network system that was: unlawfully possessed, used for any unlawful purpose, recovered from the scene of a crime, is reasonably believed to have been used or associated with the commission of a crime, or is acquired by the law enforcement agency as an abandoned or discarded firearm, the law enforcement agency shall arrange for every such firearm to be test fired within 24 hours and the results of that test firing to be submitted to the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network to determine whether the firearm is associated with or related to a crime, criminal event, or any individual associated with or related to a crime or criminal event or reasonably believed to be associated with or related to a crime or criminal event.

  RECENT STATUS

5/19/2021 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams

5/19/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

5/19/2021 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

CRIM CD-HANDGUN REGISTRATION
(CROKE M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that an owner of a handgun possessed before the effective date of the amendatory Act must make an application to register the handgun with the Director of the Illinois State Police, in the manner provided by the Director. Provides that registration information shall include the registrant's name, date of birth, gender, race, residential address, social security number, and a description of each handgun being registered. provides that a registration of any handgun shall be transferable if the seller notifies the Illinois State Police within 72 hours of the transfer and the buyer provides the Illinois State Police with information sufficient to constitute a registration under this provision. Provides that the registration shall not be valid if the registrant is prohibited or becomes prohibited from possessing a firearm under State or federal law. Provides that the Director shall determine whether the registrant is prohibited from possessing a firearm under State or federal law. Provides that the check shall be limited to determining whether the factors listed in the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 apply or whether a registrant has been convicted of a forcible felony, so as to prohibit the registrant from possessing a firearm, and whether notification to the Illinois State Police has been made under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that all registrants shall recertify to the Illinois State Police every 5 years thereafter. Provides that failure to recertify shall result in a revocation of the registration. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

STATE POLICE-FUND TRANSFER
(MAYFIELD R)

Amends the Department of State Police Law, the State Finance Act, the State Property Control Act, the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides for the transfer of the remaining balance from various specified Funds into other specified Funds. Dissolves the transferring Funds. Provides that any future deposits due to and any outstanding obligations or liabilities of the transferring Funds shall pass to the receiving Funds. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/20/2021 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0505

8/20/2021 - Effective Date August 20, 2021

8/20/2021 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

FIREARM DEALERS-FEE AMOUNTS
(MEIER C)

Amends the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Provides that the fee amount for a certified licensee shall be based upon the number of firearms sold per year. Provides that if the certified licensee sells less than 150,000 firearms per year, the fee is $200. Provides that if the certified licensee sells 150,000 to 500,000 firearms per year, the fee is $500. Provides that if the certified licensee sells over 500,000 firearms per year, the fee is $1,000.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEES
(YEDNOCK L)

Amends the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. Provides that for a new or renewal concealed carry license, the fee shall be $75 (rather than $150), of which $60 (rather than $120) shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $5 (rather than $20) shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund. Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 (rather than $300) and a licensee requesting a new license shall submit $10 (rather than $75). Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM DISPOSITION RECORDS
(MUSSMAN M)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a person who receives a revocation or suspension notice under the Act (currently, only revocation notice) shall, within 48 hours of receiving notice of the revocation or suspension: (1) surrender his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the local law enforcement agency where the person resides; and (2) complete a Firearm Disposition Record on a form prescribed by the Department of State Police and place his or her firearms in the location or with the person reported in the Firearm Disposition Record. Provides that the Firearm Disposition Record shall contain a statement to be signed by the transferee that the transferee: (1) is aware of, and will abide by, current law regarding the unlawful transfer of a firearm; (2) is aware of the penalties for violating the law as it pertains to unlawful transfer of a firearm; and (3) intends to retain possession of the firearm or firearms until it is determined that the transferor is legally eligible to possess a firearm and has an active Firearm Owners Identification Card, if applicable, or until a new person is chosen to hold the firearm or firearms. Makes conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/4/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

ELECTRONIC FOID CARDS
(MCCOMBIE T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may display an electronic version of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police must satisfy all requirements for the display or possession of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the laws of the State.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM REGISTRY PROHIBITION
(MCCOMBIE T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the State, including the Illinois State Police, shall not establish or maintain a registry that contains information about the purchase of a firearm or the purchaser's personal identifying information. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-LGE CAP AMMO&AMMO FD
(STAVA-MURRAY A)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Prohibits the transfer of .50 caliber ammunition and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (30 rounds or more). Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the person may transfer .50 caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding device only to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining it in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. Provides exemptions. Provides that a person who knowingly transfers or causes to be transferred .50 caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding devices commits a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation or for the transfer of 2 or more of these caliber bullets or devices at the same time. Defines various terms. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2021 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/26/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

3/23/2021 - House Judiciary - Criminal

UNTRACEABLE FIREARMS
(GUERRERO-CUELLAR A)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that no person may acquire or possess an unfinished frame or receiver, unless otherwise exempted under the Act, without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Adds the Undetectable and Untraceable Firearms Article to the Criminal Code of 2012 for offenses regarding undetectable and untraceable firearms. Provides that a person commits unlawful manufacture of an undetectable firearm if he or she knowingly manufactures, assembles, sells, offers to sell, or transfers an undetectable firearm. Unlawful manufacture of an undetectable firearm is a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person commits unlawful possession of an undetectable firearm if he or she knowingly possesses an undetectable firearm. Unlawful possession of an undetectable firearm is a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person also commits unlawful possession of an undetectable firearm if he or she knowingly possesses an undetectable firearm in a public building or possess an undetectable firearm with the intent to bring the undetectable firearm into or onto a public building. This offense is a Class 2 felony. Defines terms. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

GUNRUN&FIREARM TRAF ASSESSMENT
(GUERRERO-CUELLAR A)

Amends the Crime and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that the court shall also order payment of a conditional assessment of $500 for a violation of gunrunning and firearm trafficking which shall be collected and remitted by the Clerk of the Circuit Court to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund to be used for grants by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to units of local government to purchase bulletproof vests for local police departments and to hire peace officers. Makes conforming changes to the Criminal Code of 2012.

  RECENT STATUS

3/17/2021 - Referred to House Rules

3/17/2021 - FIRST READING

3/16/2021 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

ELEC CODE-VOTER REGISTRATION
(BATINICK M)

Amends the Election Code. Provides that the Illinois State Police and State Board of Elections shall establish an automatic voter registration program that allows an application for, application for renewal of, or change of address form for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or a concealed carry license to serve as a dual-purpose application to register to vote in Illinois, change his or her registered residence address or name as it appears on the voter registration rolls, affirmatively decline to register to vote, and attest to meting the qualifications to register to vote. Provides that a completed, signed application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license shall constitute a signed application to register to vote in Illinois at the residence address indicated in the application unless the person affirmatively declined in the application to register to vote or to change his or her registered residence address or name. Requires the Illinois State Police to electronically transmit to the State Board of Elections personal information needed to complete the person's registration to vote in Illinois at his or her residence address. Makes conforming changes in the Election Code, Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/1/2022 - House Ethics & Elections

1/20/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour

FIREARMS LIABILITY
(CROKE M)

Creates the Firearms Dealer and Importer Liability Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Protecting Heartbeats Act. Provides that any manufacturer, importer, or dealer of a firearm shall be held strictly liable for any bodily injury or death if the bodily injury or death proximately results from the unlawful discharge of the firearm in the State. Allows any person, other than an officer or employee of a State or local governmental entity, to bring a civil action against any person or entity who violates the Act. Requires the court to award a prevailing claimant: (1) injunctive relief; (2) statutory damages in an amount of not less than $10,000 for each individual injured or killed by a firearm that the defendant manufactured, imported, or dealt; and (3) costs and attorney's fees. Provides for various limitations.

  RECENT STATUS

7/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

CRIM LAW-ENFORCE&PROSECUTION
(CAULKINS D)

Creates the Firearm Crime Charging and Sentencing Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that in a criminal case, if a defendant is charged with an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm and subsequently enters into a plea agreement in which in the charge will be reduced to a lesser offense or a non-weapons offense in exchange for a plea of guilty, at or before the time of sentencing, the State's Attorney shall file with the court a written statement of his or her reasons in support of the plea agreement, which shall specifically state why the offense or offenses of conviction resulting from the plea agreement do not include the originally charged weapons offense. Provides that in a criminal case in which the original charge is or was for an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm, if a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of the original charge or lesser offense or a non-weapons offense, in imposing sentence, the judge shall set forth in a written sentencing order his or her reasons for imposing the sentence or accepting the plea agreement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides for adult prosecution of a minor who was at least 16 years of age at the time of the offense who is charged with armed robbery or aggravated vehicular hijacking while armed with a firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to provide for enhanced penalties for committing various offenses with a firearm. Makes other changes concerning criminal procedure and law enforcement. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately as to specified provisions.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

GUN CRIME CHARGE & SENTENCING
(MCCOMBIE T)

Creates the Gun Crime Charging and Sentencing Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that in a criminal case, if a defendant is charged with an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm and subsequently enters into a plea agreement in which the charge will be reduced to a lesser offense or a non-weapons offense in exchange for a plea of guilty, at or before the time of sentencing, the State's Attorney shall file with the court a written statement of his or her reasons in support of the plea agreement, which shall specifically state why the offense or offenses of conviction resulting from the plea agreement do not include the originally charged weapons offense. Provides that the written statement shall be part of the court record in the case and a copy shall be provided to any person upon request. Provides that in a criminal case in which the original charge is or was for an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm, if a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of the original charge or lesser offense or a non-weapons offense, in imposing sentence, the judge shall set forth in a written sentencing order his or her reasons for imposing the sentence or accepting the plea agreement. Provides that a copy of the written sentencing order shall be provided to any person upon request.

  RECENT STATUS

1/19/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos

1/5/2022 - Referred to House Rules

1/5/2022 - FIRST READING

CONCEALED CARRY-FOREST PRESERV
(STONEBACK D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowing carry a firearm into a campground, aquatic center, grounds of an aquatic center, boat launch, boating center, athletic venue, picnic grove, nature center, grounds of a nature center, pavilion, grounds of a pavilion, golf course, golf course parking lot, driving range, adventure course, grounds of an adventure course, zipline building, grounds of a zipline, equestrian center, grounds of an equestrian center, exercise venue, grounds of an exercise venue, any Illinois Nature Preserve, Land and Water Reserve, or any public or private gathering or special event conducted on property that requires the issuance of a permit under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District (rather than real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District). Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a forest preserve district or any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a botanic garden.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces language concerning the property of the Cook County Forest Preserve District with language providing that a concealed carry licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any adventure course or zipline, aquatic center, campground, equestrian center, nature center grounds, picnic grove, playground, sledding hill, sledding hill grounds, and any parking area of any of the aforementioned under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District, and any public or private gathering or special event conducted on property that requires the issuance of a permit by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/4/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/4/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS-FIREARMS
(BENNETT T)

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed weapon. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Police & Fire

1/28/2022 - To Law Enforcement Subcommittee

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(JACOBS P)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(SPAIN R)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

2/22/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

2/2/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson

1/21/2022 - Referred to House Rules

DCFS-CASEWORKER SELF-DEFENSE
(MCCOMBIE T)

Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Creates the Caseworker Self-Defense Law. Provides that DCFS caseworkers may carry a concealed handgun during the performance of their official duties. Provides that in order to carry a concealed weapon, a caseworker must be licensed to carry a concealed handgun under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and must annually complete a course of training provided by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. Provides liability protection for the Department for caseworkers who carry concealed handguns during the performance of their official duties. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Requires the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to create a course of training for DCFS caseworkers and provides standards for such training. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that training for DCFS caseworkers under the Illinois Police Training Act satisfies the training requirements of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

WILDLIFE CD-RIFLE HUNTING
(MCCOMBIE T)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Defines "rifle" as any firearm designed, made, or adapted to be fired from the shoulder that uses the energy of an explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire a projectile through a rifled bore by a single function of the trigger. Permits hunting with a rifle for the taking of deer; makes related changes. Provides that legal handguns and rifles include any bottleneck centerfire cartridge of .30 caliber or larger with a case length not exceeding 1.4 inches or any straight walled centerfire cartridge of .30 caliber or larger both of which must be available as a load with the published ballistic tables of the manufacturer showing a capability of at least 500 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle.

  RECENT STATUS

1/21/2022 - Referred to House Rules

1/21/2022 - FIRST READING

1/20/2022 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Tony McCombie

DPH-SAFE GUN STORAGE CAMPAIGN
(WILLIS K)

Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to develop and implement a comprehensive 2-year statewide safe gun storage public awareness campaign. Provides that the campaign shall include sustained and focused messaging over the course of the 2-year campaign period, messages paired with information about enforcement or incentives for safe gun storage, and geographic and cultural considerations. Provides that the campaign shall be divided into 3 phases with specified requirements for each phase. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2026.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Provides that the statewide safe gun storage public awareness campaign shall be developed by the Department of Public Health subject to appropriation.

  RECENT STATUS

6/10/2022 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1067

6/10/2022 - Effective Date January 1, 2023

6/10/2022 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CRIM CD-GHOST GUNS
(BUCKNER K)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Prohibits the transfer, purchase, manufacture, importation, possession of unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms. Provides a process for serializing unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to manufacture or distribute a firearm using a three-dimensional printer under specified circumstances. Provides that a first violation is a Class A misdemeanor and that a second or subsequent violation is a Class X felony.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

3/30/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback

3/24/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

CRIM CD-FIREARM OFFENSES
(REICK S)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Enhances the penalties for unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons, unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, and unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when the violation involves a machine gun or a firearm with a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines "large capacity ammunition feeding device" and "machine gun", and "streetgang member". Provides that a person also commits unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when the person knowingly: (1) sells or gives a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a felony or who is a streetgang member or (2) sells or gives a firearm that has been purchased or acquired out of state to a person who has been convicted of a felony or who is a streetgang member. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a period of probation, a term of periodic imprisonment, or conditional discharge shall not be imposed for a second or subsequent conviction for unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when the offense involved a person knowingly: (1) selling or giving a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a felony or who is a streetgang member or (2) selling or giving a firearm that has been purchased or acquired out of state to a person who has been convicted of a felony or who is a streetgang member.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-FIREARMS-CHILD PROTECT
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to store or leave, within premises under his or her control, a firearm if the person knows or has reason to believe that a minor under the age of 18 (rather than 14) years who does not have a Firearm Owners Identification Card is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor, and the minor causes death or great bodily harm with the firearm. Eliminates exception if the firearm is placed in some other location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure from a minor.

  RECENT STATUS

6/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

WILDLIFE&CRIM CD-SILENCERS
(WELTER D)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Removes the prohibition on the use of a silencer or other device to muffle or mute the sound of the explosion or report resulting from the firing of any gun. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when the person knowingly uses, attaches, or possesses with the intent to use or attach any device or attachment of any kind for silencing the report of any handgun, unless the use, attachment, or possession with the intent to use the device or attachment is on the premises of a firing or shooting range; or possesses any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any other firearm if the device or attachment is not possessed in compliance with the National Firearms Act (rather than a person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when the person possesses any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm). Provides that a person commits the offense of unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when he or she knowingly transfers or gives a suppressor or silencer to a person not authorized to possess the suppressor or silencer under federal law. Provides that a violation of this provision is a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/27/2022 - Referred to House Rules

1/27/2022 - FIRST READING

1/25/2022 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. David A. Welter

CRIM CD-HANDGUN SAFETY
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for any person (rather than a person licensed as a federal firearms dealer under Section 923 of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968) to offer for sale, sell, or transfer a handgun to a person not licensed under federal Gun Control Act of 1968, unless he or she sells or includes with the handgun a device or mechanism, other than the firearm safety, designed to render the handgun temporarily inoperable or inaccessible.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

$DPH-SAFE GUN STORAGE CAMPAIGN
(WILLIS K)

Appropriates $3,500,000 to the Department of Public Health to be used for the safe gun storage public awareness campaign required under specified provisions of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illino is. Effective July 1, 2022.

  RECENT STATUS

5/9/2022 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/4/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

3/31/2022 - House Appropriations-Human Services

INC TX-GUN SAFES
(STAVA-MURRAY A)

Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to 50% of the amount paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year for the purchase of a gun safe or lock used primarily for the purpose of securing firearms. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/9/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Kelly

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Revenue & Finance

SCH CD-GUN SAFETY INFO
(HIRSCHAUER M)

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Course of Study Article of the School Code. Provides that the safety education that school boards and othe boards may provide instruction in includes safe gun storage.

  RECENT STATUS

5/27/2022 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0971

5/27/2022 - Effective Date January 1, 2023

5/27/2022 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CRIM CD-NO JUSTIFIABLE FORCE
(GUERRERO-CUELLAR A)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person is not justified in the use of force against another if the person is a streetgang member or gang member and is in possession of a firearm in violation of the Deadly Weapons Article of the Code, the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, or the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Defines "streetgang member" and "gang member".

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

DHS-PEACE ACT
(BUCKNER K)

Creates the Public Empowerment and Community Act and provides that the Act may be referred to as the PEACE Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer the PEACE Grant Pilot Program, subject to appropriation. Requires the Department to award annual grants to eligible grantees to create and strengthen community-based alternatives to law enforcement to lessen the reliance on law enforcement agencies as first responders to crisis situations unrelated to fire department or emergency medical service response. Provides that each grantee shall receive a minimum award of $250,000 per year and that the community-based alternatives may include, but are not limited to, mobile crisis response teams or community paramedicine programs. Requires the Department to prioritize grantees that propose interventions that serve historically marginalized populations and that serve communities with a demonstrated need for community-based alternatives to law enforcement. Contains provisions on grantee requirements and reports; a stakeholder workgroup; a public report by the Department; the Public Empowerment and Community Engagement Program Fund; and other matters. Provides that the Act is repealed on December 31, 2027. Amends the State Finance Act to include the Public Empowerment and Community Engagement Program Fund as a special fund. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/11/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/31/2022 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 8, 2022

3/31/2022 - House Human Services

FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER
(DIDECH D)

Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel, equipment, reporting to law enforcement, or legal action to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from inspection and copying records concerning a school employee's determination about whether an individual poses a clear and present danger, a school district's report of a threat to law enforcement, or an action by a school district under the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has been determined to pose a clear and present danger, it shall determine whether to file an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act with that person as the respondent. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has been determined to pose a clear and present danger, the Illinois State Police shall determine whether to revoke the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and whether to file an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act with that person as the respondent. Provides that any information disclosed under this provision shall remain privileged and confidential, and shall not be redisclosed, except as required under the provisions reporting a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index, Denied Persons Files or for the purpose of an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a school district board of directors or board of education may by policy or resolution authorize a designee or designees to file petitions for firearms restraining orders on its behalf with or without prior board approval of a specific petition. Provides that for any petition filed by a designee without prior board approval, the board must approve a resolution ratifying the specific petition as soon as possible after the filing of the petition, but no later than 30 days after the filing of the petition.

  RECENT STATUS

7/14/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback

7/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

7/8/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

FOID-AMMUNITION
(FORD L)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the sale or transfer of firearm ammunition is subject to the Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program requiring a criminal background check by the Illinois State Police of the person before the person may acquire firearm ammunition.

  RECENT STATUS

6/6/2022 - Motion Withdrawn Rep. La Shawn K. Ford; - Motion to Table Bill Pursuant to Rule 60(b)

6/6/2022 - Motion Withdrawn Rep. La Shawn K. Ford; - Motion to Table Bill

4/8/2022 - Motions in Writing

CHICAGO MURDERED CHILDREN
(FORD L)

Creates the Martyr For Justice Act. Creates a Task Force on Murdered Children in Chicago. Provides that the Task Force must examine and report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on the following: (1) the systemic causes behind firearm violence that Chicago children experience, including patterns and underlying factors that explain why disproportionately high levels of firearm violence occur against Chicago Children, including underlying historical, social, economic, institutional, and cultural factors that may contribute to the gun violence; (2) appropriate methods for tracking and collecting data on violence against Chicago children, including data on murdered Chicago children; (3) policies and institutions such as policing, child welfare, medical examiner practices, and other governmental practices that impact firearm violence against children; and (4) measures to help victim's siblings process the death and cope with loss. Creates the Martyr For Justice Project to engage and offer resource guidance to the families of children who are the victims of firearm violence, including those children injured or killed with firearms. Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act to provide grants to the Chicago Police Department to assist in the investigation of murders of persons under 13 years of age. Amends the Statewide Grand Jury Act. Provides that a Statewide Grand Jury may investigate, indict, and prosecute first degree murder of a person under 13 years of age, if the State's Attorney fails to prosecute the case. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a defendant, who is not the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the murdered person, who is convicted of the first degree murder of a person under 13 years of age shall be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

IMPLEMENTING FIREARMS RESTRAIN
(STONEBACK D)

Amends the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act shall be appointed by the Director of the Illinois State Police or his or her designee within 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective June 1, 2022.

  RECENT STATUS

3/4/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/4/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading

3/3/2022 - House Bills on Third Reading

FIREARM OWNERS&CONCEALED CARRY
(HOFFMAN J)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Combines the functions of the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board and the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Review Board. Creates the Firearms Safety Review Board, created independent of any other agency or department of State government, to perform the functions of the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board and the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Review Board. Transfers powers, duties, rights, responsibilities, books, records, documents, real and personnel property of those agencies to the Firearms Safety Review Board. Makes other technical and stylistic changes. Amends the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois concerning the eligibility of law enforcement agencies to receive grants under the Act. Amends the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the State Finance Act, the Intergovernmental Drug Laws Enforcement Act, and the Criminal Code of 2012 to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2023.

  RECENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/18/2022 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

CRIM CD-ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
(HIRSCHAUER M)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it unlawful to deliver, sell, or purchase or cause to be delivered, sold, or purchased or cause to be possessed by another, an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge 300 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the Illinois State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Prohibits delivery, sale, purchase or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices. Provides exemptions and penalties.

  RECENT STATUS

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams

7/14/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper

7/13/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPONS
(SLAUGHTER J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Changes the name of the offense of unlawful use of weapons to unlawful possession of weapons. Makes similar changes to the names of the offenses of aggravated unlawful use of weapons, unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons or persons in the custody of Department of Corrections facilities, unlawful use of firearm projectiles, and unlawful use of a firearm in the shape of a wireless telephone. Makes conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner

2/18/2022 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

2/17/2022 - House Judiciary - Criminal

FIREARMS VIOLATIONS
(STONEBACK D)

Creates the Commission on Interstate and Intrastate Trafficking of Firearms Act. Creates the Commission on Interstate and Intrastate Trafficking of Firearms within the Illinois State Police to assess the current needs relating to firearms trafficking and advise the Governor and General Assembly on necessary strategies to reduce illegal firearms trafficking. Provides for the membership of the Commission. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act if an applicant is applying for or renewing a Firearm Owner's Identification Card he or she must submit evidence to the Illinois State Police that he or she has completed at least 8 hours of handgun safety training approved by the Director of the Illinois State Police. Provides that notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, each local law enforcement agency shall issue a firearm permit to an applicant who seeks the purchase of a firearm to verify the identity of the purchaser and shall complete a full criminal background check of the applicant that includes obtaining fingerprints from the prospective firearm purchaser. Provides that each local law enforcement agency shall keep records of those permits and make them available to the Illinois State Police through the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS). Provides that the duration of the permit shall be 10 days after its issuance. Provides that the local law enforcement agency may deny a permit to purchase a firearm to an applicant if the agency, in its discretion, believes it is in the interest of public safety. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to make conforming changes. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

FOID-HARM TO SELF OR OTHERS
(CONROY D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a minor who causes or attempts to cause physical self-harm or harm to another is subject to the denial of an application for or the revocation and seizure of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that until the age of 24 years, such a person is presumed to be a person whose mental condition is of such a nature that it poses a clear and present danger. Provides that a physician, clinical psychologist, qualified examiner, law enforcement official, school administrator, or other person who has knowledge of a minor causing or attempting to cause physical self-harm or harm to another shall report the incident to the Department of Human Services. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

7/11/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

7/11/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

7/11/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II

FOID CONSENT-ACCOUNTABLE
(BATINICK M)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the parent or legal guardian that consents to an applicant under the age of 21 for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card possessing and acquiring firearms and firearm ammunition shall be liable for any damages resulting from the applicant's use of firearms or firearm ammunition and may be held accountable under the Parties to Crime Article of the Criminal Code of 2012 for any criminal offenses resulting from the applicant's use of firearms or firearm ammunition.

  RECENT STATUS

9/6/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

8/9/2022 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

7/25/2022 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

BODY CAMERAS-PARENT DISCLOSURE
(FORD L)

Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a law enforcement agency has in its possession a recording from an officer-worn body camera which shows an individual under 18 years of age being shot or tased by an officer, then the law enforcement agency must release the recording, in its entirety, to that individual's parent or legal guardian not later than 7 calendar days after receiving a written demand for that material from the parent or legal guardian. A demand under this subsection is not a request for a public record under the Freedom of Information Act.

  RECENT STATUS

7/26/2022 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER
(WHEELER K)

Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a firearms restraining order may be granted against a respondent under the Act regardless of whether the respondent has in his or her custody or control a firearm, ammunition, or firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm.

  RECENT STATUS

8/15/2022 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

FOID-CARD VALIDITY LENGTH
(COSTA HOWARD T)

Amends the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act. Provides that if a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee is issued to a licensee under 21 years of age, then that Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall expire on the licensee's 21st birthday or 10 years from the date of issuance, whichever is earlier. Provides that after the licensee's 21st birthday, the validity period of the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be 10 years.

  RECENT STATUS

8/29/2022 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Terra Costa Howard

JUV CT-AGE OF DETENTION
(PETERS R)

Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent deeper criminal involvement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that it is the goal of the Act to ensure that detention is the last resort and for as short a time as possible. Provides that on and after July 1, 2021, any minor 13 years of age or older arrested under this Act where there is probable cause to believe that the minor is a delinquent minor and that (i) secure custody is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity in light of a serious threat to the physical safety of a person or persons in the community or to secure the presence of the minor at the next hearing, as evidenced by a demonstrable record of willful failure to appear at a scheduled court hearing within the last 12 months, may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility. Provides that a minor must be at least 13 (rather than 10) years of age to be placed in detention. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/25/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

JUV CT-COMMITMENT AGE-MURDER
(PETERS R)

Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that an adjudged delinquent for the offense of first degree murder may be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice when he or she is 14 years old (rather than 13 years old).

  RECENT STATUS

1/29/2021 - Referred to Assignments

1/29/2021 - FIRST READING

1/29/2021 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters

FIREARM RESTRAINING ORDERS
(STOLLER W)

Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a State's Attorney or assistant State's Attorney (rather than a petitioner) may request an emergency firearms restraining order by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. Provides that if the court issues an emergency firearms restraining order, it shall, based upon written application filed by the State's Attorney or assistant State's Attorney supported by evidence submitted under oath or affirmation, upon a finding of probable cause that the respondent possesses firearms, issue a search warrant directing a law enforcement agency to seize the respondent's firearms. Provides that an emergency firearms restraining order and a 6-month firearms restraining order shall require the firearm or firearms and Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license, if unexpired, to be returned to the respondent if the firearms restraining order is not granted within 7 days. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

SCH CD-FIREARM SAFETY COURSE
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the School Code. Provides that a school district may offer a firearm safety training course to students in grades 9 through 12, which may include instruction on hunting safety. Provides that if a school district offers the course, a student may not be required to take the course. Provides that if a school board intends to offer a firearm safety training course, it must develop a policy to implement the course and must publish that policy on the district's website.

  RECENT STATUS

2/10/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

FIREARMS-REVOCATION NOTICE
(DEWITTE D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a person who receives a revocation notice under the Act and refuses to surrender his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the local law enforcement agency where the person resides and complete a Firearm Disposition Record within 48 hours commits a Class 2 felony when he or she has been admonished by the court under the Code of Criminal Procedure regarding his or her inability to own or possess firearms or firearm ammunition. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if the defendant pleads guilty to any felony offense, domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, or any other offense which would prohibit the defendant from acquiring or possessing firearms or firearm ammunition, the plea shall not be accepted until the defendant signs a written acknowledgment indicating whether the defendant is currently in possession of any firearms, that the defendant understands he or she cannot own or possess a firearm or firearm ammunition under State and federal law, and that any firearms in his or her possession must be confiscated by the local law enforcement agency where the defendant resides in accordance with the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/7/2021 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law

2/23/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

CRIM CD-UUW-FELON-VEHICLE
(TRACY J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a person who has been convicted of a felony to knowingly possess in any vehicle a weapon prohibited under the unlawful use of weapons statute or to knowingly possess firearm ammunition.

  RECENT STATUS

2/10/2022 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

2/7/2022 - To Criminal Law- Special Issues

1/5/2022 - Re-assigned to Senate Criminal Law

FIX THE FOID ACT-TECH
(VILLIVALAM R)

Creates the Fix the FOID Act. Contains only a short title provision.

  RECENT STATUS

7/8/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons

4/21/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

4/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings

DISPLAY OF IMITATION FIREARMS
(STEWART B)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that all imitation handguns shall be sold from behind the counter, in an age restricted area, or in a sealed display case. Provides that a violation is a Class B misdemeanor. Defines "imitation handgun" as an air gun, air pistol, B-B gun, paint ball gun, pellet gun, or any other implement that is not a firearm but is designed to resemble and has the appearance of a handgun whether or not the implement is capable of firing any shot, bullet, or other missile.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/7/2021 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(ANDERSON N)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/10/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose

3/9/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer

3/3/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner

CONCEALED CARRY-RECIPROCITY
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a non-resident may carry a handgun under the Act if the non-resident is 21 years of age or older, has a license or permit in a state where the training requirements are substantially similar under the Act or to non-residents of contiguous states if a reciprocal agreement has been entered into, the license or permit holder is not a resident of Illinois, and the license or permit holder is a legal resident of the United States. Provides that a non-resident is subject to the same laws and restrictions as a license holder under the Act. Provides that if a resident of another state who is permitted to carry under this provision establishes legal residence in this State, the license or permit shall be valid in this State for 90 days following the date on which the holder of the license or permit establishes legal residence in this State. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

5/31/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Darren Bailey

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

CONCEAL CARRY-PUBLIC TRANSPORT
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

ELECTRONIC FIREARM LICENSES
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may display an electronic version of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police satisfies all requirements for the display or possession of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the laws of the State. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a concealed carry license may display an electronic version of his or her license on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a license shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a license in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police satisfies all requirements for the display or possession of a valid license under the laws of this State. Makes conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

GUN CRIME CHARGE & SENTENCING
(ANDERSON N)

Creates the Gun Crime Charging and Sentencing Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that in a criminal case, if a defendant is charged with an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm and subsequently enters into a plea agreement in which the charge will be reduced to a lesser offense or a non-weapons offense in exchange for a plea of guilty, at or before the time of sentencing, the State's Attorney shall file with the court a written statement of his or her reasons in support of the plea agreement, which shall specifically state why the offense or offenses of conviction resulting from the plea agreement do not include the originally charged weapons offense. Provides that the written statement shall be part of the court record in the case and a copy shall be provided to any person upon request. Provides that in a criminal case in which the original charge is or was for an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm, if a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of the original charge or lesser offense or a non-weapons offense, in imposing sentence, the judge shall set forth in a written sentencing order his or her reasons for imposing the sentence or accepting the plea agreement. Provides that a copy of the written sentencing order shall be provided to any person upon request.

  RECENT STATUS

2/26/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

2/26/2021 - FIRST READING

2/26/2021 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson

FIREARMS-LICENSE RENEWAL
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a renewed Firearm Owner's Identification Card issued under the Act shall be valid for the person to whom it is issued for a period of 10 years from the date of expiration on the previously issued Card. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a renewed license under the Act shall be valid for the person to whom it is issued for a period of 5 years from the date of expiration of the previously issued license. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

ELECTRONIC FIREARM LICENSES
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may display an electronic version of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police satisfies all requirements for the display or possession of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the laws of the State. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police may develop a system under which the holder of a concealed carry license may display an electronic version of his or her license on a mobile telephone or other portable electronic device. Provides that an electronic version of a license shall contain security features the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary to ensure that the electronic version is accurate and current and shall satisfy other requirements the Illinois State Police determines to be necessary regarding form and content. Provides that the display or possession of an electronic version of a license in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois State Police satisfies all requirements for the display or possession of a valid license under the laws of this State. Makes conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

GUN CRIME CHARGE & SENTENCING
(ANDERSON N)

Creates the Gun Crime Charging and Sentencing Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that in a criminal case, if a defendant is charged with an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm and subsequently enters into a plea agreement in which the charge will be reduced to a lesser offense or a non-weapons offense in exchange for a plea of guilty, at or before the time of sentencing, the State's Attorney shall file with the court a written statement of his or her reasons in support of the plea agreement, which shall specifically state why the offense or offenses of conviction resulting from the plea agreement do not include the originally charged weapons offense. Provides that the written statement shall be part of the court record in the case and a copy shall be provided to any person upon request. Provides that in a criminal case in which the original charge is or was for an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm, if a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of the original charge or lesser offense or a non-weapons offense, in imposing sentence, the judge shall set forth in a written sentencing order his or her reasons for imposing the sentence or accepting the plea agreement. Provides that a copy of the written sentencing order shall be provided to any person upon request.

  RECENT STATUS

2/26/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

2/26/2021 - FIRST READING

2/26/2021 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson

CONCEALED CARRY-DOT REST AREAS
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the prohibition by a licensee under the Act from carrying a firearm into any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government does not apply to any rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation or to buildings located in rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CRIM CD-FIREARM STORAGE
(ELLMAN L)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to store or keep any firearm on the premises of a residence under the control of the person if the person knows, or reasonably should know, that: (1) a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor; or (2) a resident of the residence is ineligible to possess a firearm under federal, State, or local law. Provides exemptions for safe storage of the firearm. Provides that a person who commits a violation is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $500 per violation. Provides that if a person violates this provision and a minor or a resident who is ineligible to possess a firearm under federal, State, or local law obtains the firearm and causes injury or death to the minor, resident, or any other individual, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that any firearm stored in violation of this provision is subject to seizure and forfeiture. Repeals provisions relating to child protection.

  RECENT STATUS

4/22/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie

4/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

4/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton

CD CORR-CORRECTION OFFICER
(BRYANT T)

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall not make possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued employment if the Department of Corrections officer's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the Department of Corrections officer has been a patient of a mental health facility and the Department of Corrections officer has not been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner. Provides that nothing is this provision shall otherwise impair an employer's ability to determine a Department of Corrections officer's fitness for duty. Provides that a collective bargaining agreement in effect on this issue on the effective date of the amendatory Act cannot be modified, but on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the employer cannot require a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued employment in a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that the employer shall document if and why a Department of Corrections officer has been determined to pose a clear and present danger. Defines terms.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/15/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

4/7/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CONCEALED CARRY-SCHOOLS
(BRYANT T)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the school board of a school district of a public elementary or secondary school or a non-public elementary or secondary school may develop a policy to permit the carrying of a firearm by an employee of the school, licensed under the Act, in any building or on any real property or parking area under the control of the public or non-public elementary or secondary school. Provides that the policy must contain safe storage provisions for the firearm. Those provisions must include securing the firearm in a locked box or container that cannot be accessed by students. Changes "private" elementary or secondary school references in the Act to "non-public" elementary or secondary school.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARMS RESTRAINING-VENUE
(CURRAN J)

Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that in addition to the county where the respondent resides, a petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where an incident occurred that involved the respondent posing an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, or purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CRIM CD-FIREARMS-CHILD
(CURRAN J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Changes the age from under 14 years to under 16 years in the statute requiring a person to store or leave, within premises under his or her control, a firearm if the person knows or has reason to believe that a minor under that age who does not have a Firearm Owner's Identification Card is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor, and the minor causes death or great bodily harm with the firearm.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/15/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM OWNERS ID-APPEAL
(HARMON D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any prohibitions on granting relief from obtaining a Firearm Owner's Identification Card because of federal law, the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the circuit court for various violations, may grant relief when the federal prohibition on possession of firearms is predicated solely on a provision of the Criminal Code of 2012, including, but not limited to, possession of a firearm by a felon, that would no longer apply to the applicant upon granting of relief under the appeals provisions of the Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

6/15/2022 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

CONCEALED CARRY-MOVED LICENSEE
(REZIN S)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that if the licensee is an Illinois resident who has moved to another state, the Illinois State Police shall issue the renewed license with the person's new address if the licensee has completed the 3 hours of training required under the Act. Provides that the renewed license shall be valid for a period of 5 years.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/15/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

4/7/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM DEALER-REPEAL
(FOWLER D)

Repeals the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. Makes conforming changes to the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/26/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

2/26/2021 - FIRST READING

2/26/2021 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale Fowler

CONCEAL CARRY-TRANSPORT-PARKS
(FOWLER D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the prohibition against a licensee carrying a firearm into any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government does not apply to any rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation or to buildings located in rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation. Eliminates provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Eliminates provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM OWNERS ID-18 YRS
(FOWLER D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Lowers the minimum age in which a person who is not an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces may apply for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card without parental or legal guardian consent from 21 years of age to 18 years of age. Provides that an applicant who is 18 (rather than 21) years of age or older seeking a religious exemption to the photograph requirement must furnish with the application an approved copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CONCEALED CARRY-RECIPROCITY
(FOWLER D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a non-resident may carry a handgun under the Act if the non-resident is 21 years of age or older, has a license or permit in a state where the training requirements are substantially similar under the Act or to non-residents of contiguous states if a reciprocal agreement has been entered into, the license or permit holder is not a resident of Illinois, and the license or permit holder is a legal resident of the United States. Provides that a non-resident is subject to the same laws and restrictions as a license holder under the Act. Provides that if a resident of another state who is permitted to carry under this provision establishes legal residence in this State, the license or permit shall be valid in this State for 90 days following the date on which the holder of the license or permit establishes legal residence in this State. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CONCEAL CARRY-PUBLIC TRANSPORT
(DEWITTE D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

CONCEALED CARRY-NON-RESIDENT
(BAILEY D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that notwithstanding whether the laws of the state or territory where the non-resident resides related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under this Act, the Illinois State Police shall allow for a non-resident license application if the applicant is employed by the United States Military permanently assigned in Illinois on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA) orders and who is not a resident of this State but maintains an address in this State. Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 with the application, of which $120 shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $20 shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM CARRY-CORRECTIONS
(BAILEY D)

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Permits employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Provides that the exemption only applies to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/15/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

4/7/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(BAILEY D)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM-FIREFIGHTERS EXCEPTION
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that full-time, sworn, compensated fire fighters are permitted to carry a pistol, revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm on his or her person in public or in a vehicle, if the fire fighter has a valid concealed carry license, is carrying on duty, and has been approved to carry on duty by the mayor, city council, village president, or village board of trustees.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

GENERAL ASSEMBLY-FIREARM BILL
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the General Assembly Operations Act. Provides that any member of the General Assembly who wishes to introduce a bill pertaining to a firearm must be able to produce proof, upon request, that he or she has completed: (1) the firearm training requirements under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004; (2) range safety officer training; and (3) a basic knowledge test of calibers and gauges of firearms.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

WILDLIFE CD-FIREARM EXEMPTION
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM ENHANCEMENT
(SIMS E)

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that specified firearm sentencing enhancements are discretionary.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law

2/26/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

CONCEALED CARRY-NON-RESIDENT
(PLUMMER J)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a non-resident license application must be from a state or territory with laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying, that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under the Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FOID-MENTAL HEALTH-CORRECTIONS
(TURNER D)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. In a provision concerning relief from firearm prohibitions, provides that Department of Corrections employees authorized to possess firearms (in addition to active law enforcement officers) may apply to the Director of State Police requesting relief if certain conditions are met. Makes conforming changes to a provision concerning grounds for denial and revocation. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall not make possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued employment as a Department employee authorized to possess firearms if the employee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the employee has been a patient of a mental health facility and the employee has not been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner. Provides that nothing in the new provisions shall otherwise impair the Department's ability to determine an employee's fitness for duty. Provides that a collective bargaining agreement already in effect on this issue on the effective date of the amendatory Act cannot be modified, but on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department cannot require a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued employment in a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that the Department shall document if and why an employee has been determined to pose a clear and present danger. Defines "mental health facility" and "qualified examiner".

  RECENT STATUS

8/27/2021 - Effective Date January 1, 2022

8/27/2021 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0645

8/27/2021 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS
(ROSE C)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Deletes language regarding the use of firearms by athletes at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY
(FOWLER D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that if the Illinois State Police fails to renew a Firearm Owner's Identification Card within 60 business days, provided the applicant submitted his or her renewal application prior to the expiration of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the renewal application for the Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall be granted unless subject to revocation or suspension. Provides that failure of the Illinois State Police to approve or deny an application or renew an application within the timeframes under these provisions shall constitute a civil violation, and in addition to any other penalty provided by law, may incur a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each violation and, in the case of a continuing violation, every day such violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation. Provides that penalties shall be collected by the State Treasurer, who shall deposit the money into the General Revenue Fund. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that if the Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Act expires during the term of the license issued under the Act, the license and the Firearm Owner's Identification Card remain valid, and the Illinois State Police shall automatically renew the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card as provided in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

REVENUE-FIREARMS DEALERS
(GILLESPIE A)

Creates the Assault Weapon Retailers' Tax Act. Imposes a tax on licensed firearm dealers engaged in the State in the business of making retail sales of assault weapons, large capacity ammunition feeding devices, or both. Provides that the tax shall be imposed at the rate of 10% of the retail selling price of each assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device sold in the State. Provides that the proceeds from the tax shall be deposited into the Firearms Tax Fund. Provides that moneys in the Firearms Tax Fund shall be used to prevent gun violence in schools and State-owned buildings. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Firearms Tax Fund.

  RECENT STATUS

4/16/2021 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/24/2021 - To Executive- Firearms

3/23/2021 - Assigned to Senate Executive

FIREARM OWNERS ID-APPEAL
(HARMON D)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any prohibitions on granting relief from obtaining a Firearm Owner's Identification Card because of federal law, the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the circuit court for various violations, may grant relief when the federal prohibition on possession of firearms is predicated solely on a provision of the Criminal Code of 2012, including, but not limited to, possession of a firearm by a felon, that would no longer apply to the applicant upon granting of relief under the appeals provisions of the Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

4/30/2022 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

2/26/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

2/26/2021 - FIRST READING

CRIM CD-ASSAULT WEAPON BAN
(AQUINO O)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon 300 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the Illinois State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/16/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa

7/25/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy

7/14/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick

FOID ID & CONCEALED CARRY
(KOEHLER D)

Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides for email notifications from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Create expanded rule making authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts.

  RECENT STATUS

5/31/2021 - Sponsor Removed Sen. Rachelle Crowe

3/23/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt

3/23/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor

BAIL-RELEASE-FIREARM OFFENSES
(ROSE C)

Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of the Code to the contrary, the denial of bail or pretrial release is required if the person is a felon who is charged with a firearm offense.

  RECENT STATUS

1/7/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe

10/28/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie

10/26/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy

CRIM CD-FIREARMS-FELONS
(ROSE C)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person who sells or gives any firearm to any person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of Illinois or any other jurisdiction is guilty of a Class X felony for which he or she shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years and not more than 30 years (rather than a Class 3 felony). Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a period of probation, a term of periodic imprisonment, or conditional discharge shall not be imposed for the offense.

  RECENT STATUS

10/28/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie

10/26/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy

10/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson

FIREARM CRIME CHARGE&SENTENCE
(ROSE C)

Creates the Firearm Crime Charging and Sentencing Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that in a criminal case, if a defendant is charged with an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm and subsequently enters into a plea agreement in which in the charge will be reduced to a lesser offense or a non-weapons offense in exchange for a plea of guilty, at or before the time of sentencing, the State's Attorney shall file with the court a written statement of his or her reasons in support of the plea agreement, which shall specifically state why the offense or offenses of conviction resulting from the plea agreement do not include the originally charged weapons offense. Provides that the written statement shall be part of the court record in the case and a copy shall be provided to any person upon request. Provides that in a criminal case in which the original charge is or was for an offense involving the illegal use or possession of a firearm, if a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of the original charge or lesser offense or a non-weapons offense, in imposing sentence, the judge shall set forth in a written sentencing order his or her reasons for imposing the sentence or accepting the plea agreement. Provides that a copy of the written sentencing order shall be provided to any person upon request.

  RECENT STATUS

10/28/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie

10/26/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy

10/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson

ICJIA-FIREARM CRIMES
(ROSE C)

Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall perform an analysis of criminal justice data to track crimes concerning the use of a firearm as it relates to those criminal acts committed by a convicted felon and the sentences imposed. Provides that the analysis shall track crimes concerning the use of a firearm over the past 5 years prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the analysis shall track firearm crimes over the past 5 years. Provides that the Authority shall report, on or before January 1, 2024, the following information in a report to the General Assembly: (1) the number of the people who were arrested for a firearm crime and how many of those people were convicted felons; and (2) the disposition of those cases.

  RECENT STATUS

10/28/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie

10/26/2021 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy

10/20/2021 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson

CIVIL ACTION-STRAW PURCHASER
(SIMS E)

Creates the Straw Purchaser Accountability Act. Provides that whenever any person engages in gun trafficking or intentionally or negligently delivers or causes to be delivered a firearm, firearm ammunition, or a laser sight accessory, firearm silencer, or muffler to: (1) any person who is not legally authorized to possess that item; (2) a person who is purchasing the item on behalf of another person; or (3) any other person the deliverer knows or has reason to know will use the item unlawfully; the deliverer shall thereafter be civilly liable for the commission of any subsequent tortious conduct that directly or indirectly involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of the item by any person. Provides that a prevailing plaintiff shall be entitled to all relief that would make him or her whole. Provides that persons subject to liability under the Act are jointly and severally liable. Provides that any person who recovers damages under the Act may not recover the same costs or damages under any other Act. Provides that a person who recovers damages under any other Act may not recover for the same costs or damages under Straw Purchaser Accountability Act.

  RECENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

10/28/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

10/28/2021 - FIRST READING

UNSERIAL FIREARM SERIALIZATION
(COLLINS J)

Creates the Unserialized Firearm Serialization Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall maintain a database of each firearm possessed in the State that does not have a serial number imprinted on the firearm by a federal firearms importer or a federal firearms manufacturer. Provides that within 180 days after the effective date of the Act, the owner of a firearm that does not have a serial number imprinted on the firearm by a federal firearms importer or a federal firearms manufacturer shall submit an application to register the firearm with the Illinois State Police. Provides that upon the filing of the application, the Illinois State Police shall assign a unique serial number and conditionally register the firearm pending confirmation that the serial number has been imprinted on the firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to provide criminal penalties for a person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, or transfer a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number issued under the Unserialized Firearm Serialization Act or by a federal firearms importer or federal firearms manufacturer in compliance with all federal laws and regulations regulating the manufacture and import of firearms, unless the person selling and the person receiving or purchasing the firearm is a law enforcement agency, federal firearms importer, or federal firearms manufacturer. Provides other exceptions. Amend the Freedom of Information Act to make conforming changes. Contains a severability provision.

  RECENT STATUS

12/15/2021 - Referred to Senate Assignments

12/15/2021 - FIRST READING

12/15/2021 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

FUNERAL EXP-MURDERED CHILDREN
(COLLINS J)

Creates the Funeral and Burial Assistance Program for Murdered Children Act. Provides that a parent or guardian of a child victim under 17 years of age or anyone living in the household of a child victim in relationship to the victim that is substantially similar to a parent who has a household income of less than 150% of the federal poverty level who is killed as a result of a firearm may apply for funeral and burial assistance from the Department of Human Services in an amount not to exceed $10,000, indexed to inflation, beginning January 1, 2023, according to the Consumer Price Index. Provides that the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention shall review disbursement requirements by funeral establishments and upon conclusion of the review, provide a funeral establishment with a payment determination letter. Provides that the delinquent or criminal history of a child victim or an eligible survivor, or his or her status as a justice-involved individual, shall not automatically prevent an award for payment of a child victim's funeral and burial expenses. Establishes criteria for disbursement. Defines "justice-involved individual" as an individual who is imprisoned, on parole, probation, conditional discharge, mandatory supervised release, aftercare release, or any other release from custody, and supervised by or under the jurisdiction of a county or the Department of Corrections. Provides that every hospital licensed under the laws of the State shall display prominently in its emergency room posters giving notification of the existence and general provisions of the Act. Provides that any law enforcement agency that investigates an offense committed in the State shall inform the parent or guardian of the child victim concerning the availability of assistance for funeral and burial expenses under the Act and advise such persons that any information concerning the Act may be obtained from the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. Defines various terms. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

2/25/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons

2/24/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III

MICROSTAMPING FUNDING PROGRAM
(VILLIVALAM R)

Creates the Microstamping Funding Program Act. Creates in the State treasury the Microstamp-ready Firearms Fund to be administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for the purpose of issuing grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase or replenish microstamp-ready firearms or insertable microstamping components or mechanisms to be installed in firearms, or both, for their officers. Provides that subject to appropriation, the State Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the Microstamp-ready Firearms Fund $500,000 to establish a grant program for microstamp-ready firearms in Illinois. Provides that the program shall award: (1) grants between $35,000 and $50,000, for the replenishment of new microstamp-ready firearms or insertable microstamping components or mechanisms, or both, for their law enforcement officers. One of these grants shall be for a State law enforcement agency, and the other 3 shall be for 3 municipal law enforcement agencies of municipalities with a population between 50,000 and 200,000 that purchase firearms for their officers through a quartermaster system, in which the quartermaster is responsible for the purchase, inventory, and dissemination of uniforms and equipment to officers; and (2) grants between $5,000 to $20,000 to law enforcement agencies of municipalities with a population between 30,000 and 200,000 to assist with the purchase of firearms by new officers. Provides that the grant funds shall only be used for the purchase of microstamp-ready firearms or microstamping components or mechanisms, or both, to be installed in firearms by law enforcement agencies that are grant recipients. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority must establish the grant program and post the Notice of Funding Opportunity no later than September 1, 2022. Provides for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/11/2022 - FIRST READING

1/11/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam

CRIM CD-IMITATION FIREARM
(COLLINS J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of unlawful sale or use of an imitation firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly sells or offers for sale, possesses, or uses or attempts to use or give away, any imitation firearm that substantially duplicates or can reasonably be perceived to be an actual firearm unless certain circumstances are present. Creates the offense of unlawful advertisement for sale of an imitation firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly disseminates marketing materials for a non-compliant imitation firearm, makes available for sale a non-compliant imitation firearm, or is directly involved with the marketing or sale of an imitation firearm. Establish criminal penalties for violation. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is civilly liable to a person injured as a result of the possession or use of an imitation firearm. Defines "imitation firearm".

  RECENT STATUS

1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/11/2022 - FIRST READING

1/11/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL
(ANDERSON N)

Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/11/2022 - FIRST READING

1/11/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson

FOID&CONCEALED CARRY-AMMO
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Eliminates provision that no person may acquire or possess firearm ammunition within the State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the provisions of the Act. Eliminates provision that no person may knowingly transfer, or cause to be transferred, any firearm ammunition to any person within the State unless the transferee with whom the person deals displays either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the provisions of the Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a concealed firearm which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/11/2022 - FIRST READING

1/11/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson

CRIM CD-FIREARM SILENCER
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Deletes provisions that prohibit the possession or use of any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to make conforming changes.

  RECENT STATUS

1/11/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/11/2022 - FIRST READING

1/11/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson

CONCEAL CARRY-PUBLIC TRANSPORT
(DEWITTE D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates a provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/13/2022 - FIRST READING

1/13/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Donald P. DeWitte

FOID-REVOCATION&SUSPENSION
(BRYANT T)

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of the Act to the contrary, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois State Police may not revoke a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may only be revoked after a Firearm Owner's Identification Card hearing has been held in the circuit court of the county of residence of the person whose Firearm Owner's Identification Card is sought to be revoked. Provides that if the State's Attorney of the county of residence of the person whose Firearm Owner's Identification Card is sought to be revoked has probable cause to believe that the person who has been issued a Firearm Owner's Identification Card is no longer eligible for the Card under the Act, the State's Attorney shall file a petition in the circuit court of the county of residence of the person whose Card is sought to be revoked. Provides that at the hearing, the person may present evidence in his or her favor seeking retention of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card and the Illinois State Police and State's Attorney may present evidence for revocation. Provides that the hearing shall be a civil proceeding and subject to due process, the Code of Civil Procedure, and the Illinois Rules of Evidence as adopted by the Supreme Court. Provides that the hearing shall be held within 45 days after the filing of the petition. Provides that if the circuit court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the person is ineligible for retention of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the Act, the court shall order the Illinois State Police to immediately revoke the Card and the circuit clerk shall seize the Card and transmit the Card to the Illinois State Police. Establishes procedures for the Illinois State Police to suspend a Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act.

  RECENT STATUS

1/14/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/14/2022 - FIRST READING

1/14/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terri Bryant

SCH CD-WEAPON-VIOLENCE REPORT
(TURNER D)

Amends the School Code. Provides that whether weapons were found on school grounds and whether staff were involved in an altercation or violent incident are to be included on the school report card. Provides that all incidents on school grounds shall be reported to the Illinois State Police. Provides that the State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/19/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/19/2022 - FIRST READING

1/19/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner

RETENTION OF BADGE/FIREARM
(TURNER D)

Amends the Department of Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, Counties Code, Illinois Gambling Act, Unified Code of Corrections, and Probation and Probation Officers Act. Provides that programs shall be established for specified officers, investigators, agents, and employees who are retiring in good standing to purchase either one or both of the following: (1) any badge previously issued to the individual; or (2) if the individual has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the service firearm issued or previously issued to the individual. Provides that the cost of the firearm shall be the replacement value of the firearm and not the firearm's fair market value. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/19/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/19/2022 - FIRST READING

1/19/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner

STATE'S ATTY-CONCEALED CARRY
(HARMON D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a State's Attorney who has been issued a license to carry a concealed firearm pursuant to the Act may carry a concealed firearm in specified areas otherwise prohibited. Amends the Counties Code making conforming changes. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the offenses of unauthorized possession or storage of weapons and armed violence do not apply to the carrying of a concealed firearm by a State's Attorney as allowed by law.

  RECENT STATUS

4/30/2022 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

2/25/2022 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes

1/21/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS
(ROSE C)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements.

  RECENT STATUS

3/8/2022 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer

3/7/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin

3/4/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant

CONCEAL CARRY-TRANSPORT-PARKS
(ANDERSON N)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the prohibition against a licensee carrying a firearm into any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government does not apply to any rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation or to buildings located in rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation. Eliminates a provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Eliminates a provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

3/10/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose

3/9/2022 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Darren Bailey

3/8/2022 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer

CONCEALED CARRY-FOREST PRESERV
(VILLIVALAM R)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowing carry a firearm into a campground, aquatic center, grounds of an aquatic center, boat launch, boating center, athletic venue, picnic grove, nature center, grounds of a nature center, pavilion, grounds of a pavilion, golf course, golf course parking lot, driving range, adventure course, grounds of an adventure course, zipline building, grounds of a zipline, equestrian center, grounds of an equestrian center, exercise venue, grounds of an exercise venue, any Illinois Nature Preserve, Land and Water Reserve, or any public or private gathering or special event conducted on property that requires the issuance of a permit under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District (rather than real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District). Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a forest preserve district or any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a botanic garden.

  RECENT STATUS

1/21/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/21/2022 - FIRST READING

1/21/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam

CONCEAL CARRY-TRANSPORT-PARKS
(FOWLER D)

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the prohibition against a licensee carrying a firearm into any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government does not apply to any rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation or to buildings located in rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation. Eliminates a provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Eliminates a provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/21/2022 - Referred to Senate Assignments

1/21/2022 - FIRST READING

1/21/2022 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale Fowler