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On 10/25/2021 at 7:04 PM, mauserme said:

And as Molly B mentioned, IllinoisCarry has historically opposed sentencing enhancements and mandatory minimum sentencing. In this bill, not only is sentencing enhanced but special classes of people whose lives the sponsor values more than others are created. Unlawful discharge of a firearm would be aggravated, for example, if done in the direction of persons under age 18 or over age 60, a veteran, is pregnant, is going to church or school, is on public transportation, etc. It's difficult to understand why people in these categories count more than, say, a 40 year guy driving himself to the store. If there are that many new special classes of people it might make sense to increase the penalty generally without singling out special classes (though we've opposed that approach as well).

 

 

Doesn't creating categories also violate the equal protections clause of Federal and State constitutions?

 

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Senate Amendment 1 has been filed on HB716 Violence Reduction - Grant Fund. Adoption will remove the bill from our interest.

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. Provides that applicants for voter registration may select "male", "female", or "non-binary" when designating the applicant's sex on a voter registration form. Makes changes concerning 2022 general primary election and general election dates and signature requirements. Makes changes concerning election precincts. Provides that a polling place that is accessible to voters with disabilities and elderly voters shall include at least one voting booth that is wheelchair accessible. In provisions concerning limitations on campaign contributions for a candidate political committee for a candidate seeking nomination to the Supreme Court, Appellate Court, or Circuit Court, provides that the political committee may not accept contributions from any group that is not required by law to disclose the identity of its contributors or accept contributions from any out-of-state source. Provides that "contribution" includes expenditures made by any person in concert or cooperation with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, his or her designated committee, or their agents and the financing by any person of the dissemination, distribution, or republication, in whole or in part, of any broadcast or any written, graphic, or other form of campaign materials prepared by the candidate, his or her campaign committee, or their designated agents. Prohibits the making and accepting of anonymous contributions. Provides that contributions made through dues, levies, or similar assessments paid by any natural person, corporation, labor organization, or association that exceed $1,000 (currently $500) in a quarterly reporting period shall be itemized on the political action committee's quarterly report. Makes other changes. Amends the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984. Makes changes concerning a prohibition on the Legislative Printing Unit printing newsletters or brochures for members of the General Assembly. Amends the Counties Code. In provisions concerning county apportionment commissions for the reapportionment of 2021, provides that the county board shall complete the reapportionment by December 31 (currently, the third Wednesday in November). Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that commissioners of a forest preserve district shall be elected from districts, as determined by the board of commissioners. Contains provisions concerning reapportionment. Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Provides that the boundaries of the subcircuits in certain judicial circuits shall be redrawn in 2022 (currently, in 2021). Effective immediately.

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I started our 2022 Spring Session watch list today with two bills we oppose.

 

Like a bill filed in the Senate during the 2021 Veto Session, HB4252 Gun Crime Charge & Sentencing attempts to insert the Legislature too deeply into the Judicial process.

 

SB2954 Civil Action – Straw Purchaser is overly broad, especially in some areas like laser sights.

 

 

 

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Filed yesterday: HB 4296

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

  430 ILCS 66/65  



Synopsis As Introduced
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.

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On 12/21/2021 at 10:16 AM, Molly B. said:

Filed yesterday: HB 4296

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

  430 ILCS 66/65  



Synopsis As Introduced
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.

SMH Poor Denyse forgot about Wild Animal Injury Rehabilitation Centers

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On 12/21/2021 at 10:16 AM, Molly B. said:

Filed yesterday: HB 4296
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In addition to that one, I've added SB2956 Unserial Firearm Serialization to the list of bills we oppose.  This is the Senator Collins "ghost gun" bill Sheriff Dart's been so excited about.

 

Synopsis As Introduced


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.

 

 

 

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HB4317 Commission Mental Health Refrm was filed today.  I added to our list of bills under review.

 

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Commission on Mental Health Reform Act. Creates the Commission on Mental Health Reform. Establishes membership on the Commission and its duties. Provides that the Commission shall be chaired by the Secretary of Human Services or the Secretary's designee. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall provide necessary administrative and other support for the Commission. Provides that the Commission, with administrative support provided by the Department of Human Services, shall produce and submit policy recommendations, both administrative and legislative, to the General Assembly and the Governor in the form of an annual report. Provides that the annual report shall include summary information about mental health services in the State, including challenges, deficiency in services, and recommendations for increasing and improving mental health services and bringing about reform. Provides that the report must address all of the concerns and issues listed. Provides that the Commission shall submit the annual report in the month of March, and during this month its representatives shall testify before the Mental Health and Addiction Committee of the House of Representatives and the Health Committee of the Senate to present its findings, make recommendations, and answer questions. Provides that the first annual report shall be submitted within one year after the first meeting of the Commission. Provides that the Commission shall be dissolved 5 years after the effective date of the Act. Repeal the Act 6 years after its effective date.

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On 12/12/2021 at 12:04 PM, mauserme said:

I started our 2022 Spring Session watch list today with two bills we oppose.

 

Like a bill filed in the Senate during the 2021 Veto Session, HB4252 Gun Crime Charge & Sentencing attempts to insert the Legislature too deeply into the Judicial process.

 

SB2954 Civil Action – Straw Purchaser is overly broad, especially in some areas like laser sights.

 

 

 

 

I don't hate SB2954. It appears to have been written by someone that is ignorant about firearms but if someone knowledgeable helped them clean up the language it would be a good bill. I'd love to see straw purchasers held criminally liable for all crimes committed with the firearms but I'll settle for civilly liable. 

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On 1/4/2022 at 8:45 PM, davel501 said:

 

I do hate this one. Civilians need to act just like the rest of civilians. They can pay their fees to the crown and wait forever just like the rest of us. 

I wouldn't consider a sworn Correctional Officer a civilian. Besides being sworn, they had to undergo many hours of specialized mandated training to be able to do their job. And they would also have to qualify every year unlike civilian CCL holders who only qualify every 5 years. And if a Correctional Officer fails to qualify during an annual qualification, they wouldn't be eligible to carry. And retired Officers would also be required to qualify every year unlike civilians and also pay an annual $75 fee if they want to carry as well as have a valid FOID card.

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I added a few bills to our Spring, 2022 House Bills list this morning.  They are older bills newly assigned to committees:

 

Support:

 

HB2635 Correctional Officers - Firearms
 

HA1 to HB2635

 

HB2858 FOID - Age - Parental Consent

 

Oppose:

 

HB2541 Order Protect - Gun Restrictions

 

HB3661 Firearm Owners ID – Revoke

 

 

We'll also be watching for SB2986 Firearm Violence, which was filed by Senator Collins today but is not yet available for review.

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On 1/5/2022 at 2:03 PM, mauserme said:

Senator Collins' bill, SB2986 Funeral Exp – Murdered Children, has been added to our neutral list.  It proposes to provide funeral and burial expenses to "... a person under 17 years of age killed ... by a firearm..."

 

 

 

     

That would be real bad for insurance people, they are selling a boatload of life insurance policies to grandparents buying it their grandchildren in Chicago.  

 

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On 1/5/2022 at 2:03 PM, mauserme said:

Senator Collins' bill, SB2986 Funeral Exp – Murdered Children, has been added to our neutral list.  It proposes to provide funeral and burial expenses to "... a person under 17 years of age killed ... by a firearm..."

 

 

 

     

Just where are they going to steal the money from to pay for this???? The state says it is broke and needs more taxes~

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On 1/5/2022 at 7:45 PM, ragsbo said:

Just where are they going to steal the money from to pay for this???? The state says it is broke and needs more taxes~

 

On 1/5/2022 at 7:58 PM, mauserme said:

From the newly created Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.

 

I don't necessarily doubt that that may be the correct answer to the question, but burying dead people killed with firearms does not retroactively prevent the violence that killed them.

 

The law would create a rather perverse incentive to die by violence before reaching age 17.

Die before 17: get a free funeral and burial

Die 17 or older: it's on your family

 

... or ... gangs buy mortuaries, then go around killing kids to collect the burial fees. It's all about ROI.

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On 1/6/2022 at 12:02 PM, ragsbo said:

The simple answer would be stop the killings so no funeral is needed.

 

Yes but then the people would not beg them to do something about guns. I don't know if it just polls well or if they really want the citizens to be defenseless against the state but they really seem to want gun control. Look at all the dems turning loose violent criminals. Felons don't vote. What crisis are they looking to create? Whose vote are they trying to change?

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