Illinois has been one of the busiest states so far this year when it comes to introducing firearm-related legislation, both good and bad. Action was taken yesterday on the following bills, all of which are being tracked and graded by LEAP Forward:
✅ HB 2253 - Creates a new article in the Criminal Code for offenses regarding undetectable and untraceable firearms.
❓ HB 2396 - Ties the fee for a license to sell firearms to the number of firearms that dealer sells per year.
❌ HB 2507 - Cuts the cost of renewing a concealed carry permit from $150 to $100, and cuts the amount of money from permitting fees going to the Mental Health Reporting Fund from $20 to $15.
❌ SB 1488 - Allows firearms in public parts and public athletic facilities.
❌ SB 1489 - Allows firearms in rest areas.
✅ SB 1497 - Assault weapons ban
Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee
✅ HB 1490 - “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. “
✅ HB 1586 - Requires that all handgun ammunition have serial numbers, and instructs the Department of State Police to maintain a registry of handgun ammunition transfers.
❌ HB 1599 - Cuts the cost of renewing a concealed carry permit in half, from $150 to $75, and cuts the amount of money from permitting fees going to the Mental Health Reporting Fund from $20 to $5.
❌ HB 1600 - Removes the provision requiring a license application from someone not a resident of Illinois to be from a state with similar firearm laws in order to obtain a license.
Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee
❌SB 1228 - Allows concealed firearms in highway rest areas.
✅ SB 1242 - Prohibits firearms in any building, property, or parking area of a polling location.
❌ SB 1282 - Allows the carrying of firearms on public transportation.
Assigned to Senate Public Health Committee
✅ SB 1145 - Allows the Department of Public Health to fine or sanction a facility that doesn’t comply with reporting requirements related to persons disqualified from owning a firearm.