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Illinois HB 274 - Concealed Carry


Illinois HB 274


by Steven Reick (R) with Tony McCombie (R), Margo McDermed (R), Chris Miller (R), Mike Unes (R), Patrick Windhorst (R), Lance Yednock (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

Explanation: Pending

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(430 ILCS 66/90)Sec. 90. Preemption.

(a) The regulation, licensing, possession, registration, and transportation of handguns and ammunition for handguns by licensees are exclusive powers and functions of the State. Any ordinance or regulation, or portion thereof, enacted on or before the effective date of this Act that purports to impose regulations or restrictions on licensees or handguns and ammunition for handguns in a manner inconsistent with this Act shall be invalid in its application to licensees under this Act on the effective date of this Act.

(b) A municipality, including a home rule unit, may not revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew a business license or otherwise interfere with a business license issued by the municipality to a business owner, including the holder of a retail liquor license issued under the Liquor Control Act of 1934, because the business owner lawfully permits a concealed carry licensee to carry firearms into his or her business establishment.