VILLAGE OF HANOVER PARK
Municipal Building: 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Thursday, June 20, 2013
On the agenda
6-A.11 Motion to pass an Ordinance establishing an assault weapons ban.
in the packet (sorry for formatting):
TO: Village President and Board of Trustees
FROM: Juliana Maller, Village Manager
David Webb, Police Chief
SUBJECT: Assault Weapon Ban Ordinance
REQUESTED: Approval Concurrence Discussion Information
RECOMMENDED FOR CONSENT AGENDA: Yes No
MEETING DATE: June 20, 2013
Pass an Ordinance establishing an assault weapons ban.
The General Assembly passed the concealed carry law, HB 183 on June 5, 2013. If the
bill is signed into law in its current form, home rule communities will have 10 days from the
date the Governor signs it, to adopt an assault weapons ban if they wish. After that period,
HB 183 pre-empts home rule authority from adopting such a ban. Currently, Hanover Park
has no ordinance banning assault weapons.
Due to the fact that there is not a Village Board meeting scheduled for the first Thursday of
July, Mayor Craig has requested that the issue be included on the June 20, 2013 regular
Board agenda, in addition to the June 20, 2013 Workshop agenda, in case the Board
wishes to take action.
This item was on the June 20, 2013 Workshop agenda for discussion and direction.
Motion to pass an Ordinance establishing an assault weapons ban.
Attachments: Letter from Attorney Paul
Budgeted Item: ____ Yes _____ No N/A
Budgeted Amount: $N/A
Actual Cost: $N/A
Agreement Name: _________________________________________________________________________________
Executed By: ____________________________________________R__e__g__u___l_a__r_ _M___e___e__t_i_n__g___ _6__/_2__0__/_1__3_
No person shall manufacture, sell, offer or display for sale, give,
lend, transfer ownership of, acquire or possess any assault weapon
or large capacity magazine.
Any assault weapon or large capacity magazine possessed, sold or
transferred in violation of this Sec. 66-17.5 is hereby declared to be
contraband and shall be seized and disposed of in accordance with
the provisions of © Destruction of weapons confiscated, below.
Notwithstanding any other penalty provided for in this Section, any
person found in violation of this section shall be sentenced to not
more than six months imprisonment or fined not less than $500.00
and not more than $5,000.00, or both.
Any person who, prior to the effective date of the ordinance
codified in this section, was legally in possession of an assault
weapon or large capacity magazine prohibited by this section shall
have 90 days from the effective date of the ordinance to do any of
the following without being subject to prosecution hereunder:
Edited by InterestedBystander, Yesterday, 08:53 PM.