Someone got a response from their rep's secretary. I wonder if this is the story this one rep is giving to everyone rather than dealing with all of us people calling and "bugging" them...
In theory, is this even a big deal. If the FOID is still good for an extra 18 months then I personally wouldn't care. I am not sure why people are so upset, is it just because they want to take care of the renewal so it's not on their mind?
got a reply from my reps chief of staff , not him . this is the reply i got ,
The Governor put an Emergency Rules Act in place for all renewals of FOID and CCL cards. The Act states that as long as you are in processing with your renewal in the Illinois State Police database your card is still active for 18 months after the cards expiration date. Illinois State Police are only processing new FOID and CCL applicants that are coming in. All registered guns and ammunition shops have received letters and emails from the Illinois State Police with this information. So since you have paid the fee for renewal and are in the database as processing you are still allowed to purchase these items.
If you have any other state related questions feel free to reach out to us.
Chief of Staff
Representative Tim Butler (87th-District)
Suite E-1 Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Edited by joedav1228, 15 October 2020 - 07:14 AM.