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We added our first Spring 2022 Senate bills in the support list today, as well as a couple we oppose and one neutral.

 

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SB3124 Firearm Owners ID Act - Repeal

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

 

 

SB3126 FOID & Concealed Carry – Ammo

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Eliminates provision that no person may acquire or possess firearm ammunition within the State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the provisions of the Act. Eliminates provision that no person may knowingly transfer, or cause to be transferred, any firearm ammunition to any person within the State unless the transferee with whom the person deals displays either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the provisions of the Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a concealed firearm which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

Oppose

 

SB3089 Microstamping Funding Program

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Creates the Microstamping Funding Program Act. Creates in the State treasury the Microstamp-ready Firearms Fund to be administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for the purpose of issuing grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase or replenish microstamp-ready firearms or insertable microstamping components or mechanisms to be installed in firearms, or both, for their officers. Provides that subject to appropriation, the State Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the Microstamp-ready Firearms Fund $500,000 to establish a grant program for microstamp-ready firearms in Illinois. Provides that the program shall award: (1) grants between $35,000 and $50,000, for the replenishment of new microstamp-ready firearms or insertable microstamping components or mechanisms, or both, for their law enforcement officers. One of these grants shall be for a State law enforcement agency, and the other 3 shall be for 3 municipal law enforcement agencies of municipalities with a population between 50,000 and 200,000 that purchase firearms for their officers through a quartermaster system, in which the quartermaster is responsible for the purchase, inventory, and dissemination of uniforms and equipment to officers; and (2) grants between $5,000 to $20,000 to law enforcement agencies of municipalities with a population between 30,000 and 200,000 to assist with the purchase of firearms by new officers. Provides that the grant funds shall only be used for the purchase of microstamp-ready firearms or microstamping components or mechanisms, or both, to be installed in firearms by law enforcement agencies that are grant recipients. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority must establish the grant program and post the Notice of Funding Opportunity no later than September 1, 2022. Provides for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

 

 

SB3094 Crim Cd – Imitation Firearm

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of unlawful sale or use of an imitation firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly sells or offers for sale, possesses, or uses or attempts to use or give away, any imitation firearm that substantially duplicates or can reasonably be perceived to be an actual firearm unless certain circumstances are present. Creates the offense of unlawful advertisement for sale of an imitation firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly disseminates marketing materials for a non-compliant imitation firearm, makes available for sale a non-compliant imitation firearm, or is directly involved with the marketing or sale of an imitation firearm. Establish criminal penalties for violation. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is civilly liable to a person injured as a result of the possession or use of an imitation firearm. Defines "imitation firearm".

 

 

 

 

Neutral

 

SB3128 Crim Cd – Firearm Silencer (Non-Preemptive)

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Deletes provisions that prohibit the possession or use of any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to make conforming changes.

 

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House Amendment 4 was filed on HB2769 today:

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendments No. 1 and 2. Replaces a reference to the Illinois State Police with a reference to a State law enforcement agency. Replaces additional references to the Illinois State Police with references to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Includes grants for microstamping components. Defines terms. Deletes the provision imposing a criminal penalty for violations of the Act. Provides that grant funds are only to be used for the purchase of microstamp-ready firearms or insertable microstamping components or mechanisms to be installed in firearms. Changes reference in the legislative intent provisions from "a microstamped shell" to "fired cartridge cases, bearing microstamps, found at crime scenes". Makes technical changes to the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1. Creates the Microstamp-ready Firearms Fund in the State treasury to be administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for the purpose of issuing grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase or replenish microstamp-ready firearms for their officers. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority emergency rule making to implement the Microstamping Funding Program Act. Adds an immediate effective date to the bill. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

 

 

Given the sponsor's statement of legislative intent, this bill is clearly being set up as a microstamp mandate in the works.

 

The bill was held at second reading last April and is back on the House Calendar for the current Spring session.

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The following bills have been added to our Spring 2022 watch lists today.

 

While we normally don't include shell bills in the published list, three have been added today. Given Representative Hoffman's anti-gun sponsorship of HB562 FOID Modernization, we will be paying very special, public attention to any of his bills that he could use against our rights. Likewise with Senator Koehler, if/when the need arises.

 

 

Neutral

 

HB4496 Public Safety Task Force

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Creates the Public Safety Task Force Act. Creates the Public Safety Task Force. Provides for the membership of the Task Force. Provides that appointments to the Task Force shall be made within 30 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation for their service on the Task Force. Provides that the first meeting of the Task Force shall be within 45 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that a chairperson of the Task Force shall be appointed by a vote of the majority of the members of the Task Force. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall: (1) complete a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system in Illinois; (2) evaluate the laws governing the bail system or pretrial release system, charging of crimes, sentencing of offenders, and how those laws affect law enforcement, offenders, and victims of crime; and (3) recommend changes of those laws to the General Assembly. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report of its recommendations and findings to the Governor and General Assembly on or before December 31, 2022. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved on January 1, 2024. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2024. Effective immediately.

 

 

HB4523 Criminal Law – TechHoffman

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

 

 

HB4524 Criminal Law – TechHoffman

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

 

 

HB4525 Criminal Law – Tech - Hoffman

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

 

 

 

Support

 

HB4530 Firearm Owners ID Act – Repeal

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

 

 

HB4537 Concealed Carry Renewal

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that if a concealed carry license expires the license shall remain in effect for a period of 6 months after its expiration date. Provides that a license shall not be revoked during that 6-month period for failure to renew the license or for failure of the Illinois State Police to act upon the license renewal application within that period.
 

 

 

 

Under Review

 

SB3157 No Contact/Protection Orders

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Stalking No Contact Order Act. Provides that when a petition for an emergency stalking no contact order is filed, the petition and file shall not be public and shall only be accessible to the court, law enforcement, petitioner, victim advocate, counsel of record for either party, and the State's Attorney for the county until the petition is served on the respondent. Provides that when a petition for an emergency stalking no contact order is granted, the petition, order, and file shall not be public and shall only be accessible to the court, law enforcement, petitioner, victim advocate, counsel of record for either party, and the State's Attorney for the county until the order is served on the respondent. Amends the Civil No Contact Order Act. Provides that when a petition for an emergency civil no contact order is filed, the petition and file shall not be public and shall only be accessible to the court, law enforcement, petitioner, rape crisis advocate, counsel of record for either party, and the State's Attorney for the county until the petition is served on the respondent. Provides that when a petition for a civil no contact order is granted, the petition and file shall not be public and shall only be accessible to the court, law enforcement, petitioner, rape crisis advocate, counsel of record for either party, and the State's Attorney for the county until the petition is served on the respondent. Amends the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Provides that when a petition for an emergency order of protection is granted, the order and file shall not be public and shall only be accessible to the court, petitioner, law enforcement, domestic violence advocate or counselor, counsel of record for either party, and the State's Attorney for the county until the order is served on the respondent. Effective immediately.

 

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On 1/14/2022 at 12:49 PM, Euler said:

 

"Until" is already in the current law. The bill basically just defines what "public" and non-public means.

But it makes a big difference now since all parties are not being treated equally, it needs fixed. 

It could be total BS and you could be out of state and prove it false easily.  Deliver it quickly or shove it, they shouldn't have to have this hanging by a local who uses this to his advantage.

They run your plates they will know and you most certain won't get the warning ticket. 

 

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I'm adding another bill from late yesterday to the Senate Under Review list while we take a look at the air gun implications:

 

SB3184 Fish & Wildlife - Various

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law. Requires Conservation Police Officers hired after July 1, 2022 to obtain certification pursuant to the Illinois Police Training Act. Limits powers of arrest and permission to carry firearms to Conservation Police Officers 21 years of age or older. Amends Herptiles-Herps Act, Fish and Aquatic Life Code, Wildlife Code, and Ginseng Harvesting Act. In provisions concerning violations, adds violations of United States Code. Defines terms. Makes other changes. Amends Deadly Weapons Article of Criminal Code 2012. Limits specified exemption to hunting, trapping or fishing that is lawful as defined by statute. Effective immediately.

 

 

And another, that we support:

 

SB3186 Conceal Carry – Public Transport

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates a provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Effective immediately.

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Neutral

 

SB3128 Crim Cd – Firearm Silencer (Non-Preemptive)

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Deletes provisions that prohibit the possession or use of any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to make conforming changes.

 

Why is this one neutral?

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On 1/14/2022 at 6:33 PM, hetzen said:

Neutral

 

SB3128 Crim Cd – Firearm Silencer (Non-Preemptive)

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Deletes provisions that prohibit the possession or use of any device or attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the report of any firearm. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to make conforming changes.

 

Why is this one neutral?

 

 

Without preemption of local ordinance we would face the same situation we faced during the fight for concealed carry, with many municipalities passing or maintaining ordinances against suppressors.  Not only does that create a rights imbalance where some folks are able to exercise their rights more than others, it also creates a patchwork of laws where a person legally in possession of a suppressor could unknowingly cross a town or county border and immediately be in violation.

 

The "One State, One Law" mantra became a part of the 2A fight in Illinois leading up to passage of a concealed law that includes preemption.  That mantra is here to stay.

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Catching up a little, another good one:

 

SB3198 FOID – Revocation & Suspension 

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of the Act to the contrary, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois State Police may not revoke a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may only be revoked after a Firearm Owner's Identification Card hearing has been held in the circuit court of the county of residence of the person whose Firearm Owner's Identification Card is sought to be revoked. Provides that if the State's Attorney of the county of residence of the person whose Firearm Owner's Identification Card is sought to be revoked has probable cause to believe that the person who has been issued a Firearm Owner's Identification Card is no longer eligible for the Card under the Act, the State's Attorney shall file a petition in the circuit court of the county of residence of the person whose Card is sought to be revoked. Provides that at the hearing, the person may present evidence in his or her favor seeking retention of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card and the Illinois State Police and State's Attorney may present evidence for revocation. Provides that the hearing shall be a civil proceeding and subject to due process, the Code of Civil Procedure, and the Illinois Rules of Evidence as adopted by the Supreme Court. Provides that the hearing shall be held within 45 days after the filing of the petition. Provides that if the circuit court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the person is ineligible for retention of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the Act, the court shall order the Illinois State Police to immediately revoke the Card and the circuit clerk shall seize the Card and transmit the Card to the Illinois State Police. Establishes procedures for the Illinois State Police to suspend a Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act.

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On 1/15/2022 at 10:44 AM, mauserme said:

 

 

Without preemption of local ordinance we would face the same situation we faced during the fight for concealed carry, with many municipalities passing or maintaining ordinances against suppressors.  Not only does that create a rights imbalance where some folks are able to exercise their rights more than others, it also creates a patchwork of laws where a person legally in possession of a suppressor could unknowingly cross a town or county border and immediately be in violation.

 

The "One State, One Law" mantra became a part of the 2A fight in Illinois leading up to passage of a concealed law that includes preemption.  That mantra is here to stay.


Not sorry, but I and many others will be supporting this.

You gain ground when and where you can, then you take the results and data from those wins and apply them to crafting new state laws that benefit us all.

Remaining neutral on this is spineless and does nothing to further our rights.

IllinoisCarry is leading people in the wrong direction here.

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On 1/16/2022 at 3:12 PM, Bird76Mojo said:


Not sorry, but I and many others will be supporting this.

You gain ground when and where you can, then you take the results and data from those wins and apply them to crafting new state laws that benefit us all.

Remaining neutral on this is spineless and does nothing to further our rights.

IllinoisCarry is leading people in the wrong direction here.

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I don't think you gentlemen understand the seriousness of this situation.  Currently we have the hard fought win of statewide preemption for transportation and handguns that came with the conceal carry act.  Accepting any bill that walks back statewide preemption is opening that door and the next thing you know we are losing ground again with counties and municipalities passing their own restrictions again.  Do you want that?

 

Maybe neutral is a weak stance - maybe we should fight all out against this thing???

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On 1/16/2022 at 8:36 PM, Molly B. said:

I don't think you gentlemen understand the seriousness of this situation.  Currently we have the hard fought win of statewide preemption for transportation and handguns that came with the conceal carry act.  Accepting any bill that walks back statewide preemption is opening that door and the next thing you know we are losing ground again with counties and municipalities passing their own restrictions again.  Do you want that?

 

Maybe neutral is a weak stance - maybe we should fight all out against this thing???

 

      This is correct, no matter what you get for yourselves or is forced upon you no matter how bad, loosing statewide preemption would make things worse.  Of course I am on the outside looking back from the free state of Indiana but I do have to come back to Illinois at times.   Jim.

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Passing a law allowing us to legally own suppressors has zero to do with preemption on firearms and transportation of them. The anti's are ALWAYS going to attempt to repeal everything we manage to get passed in our favor, regardless of new laws being passed. There is zero basis for the state to repeal anything to do with conceal carry legislation, because it has went well for the citizens of Illinois. It has been quiet on that front where citizens carrying concealed arms is concerned. Any bill to repeal it would have little public support, other than the normal anti's that we always fight on this.

Every single legislative session the anti's constantly try to ram through numerous bills to erode our right to bear arms in Illinois. It baffles me why the members here, or any Illinois citizens for that matter, wouldn't want to FLOOD the state capitol with bills trying to further our rights. Overwhelm them the same as they do to our side. Make our voice loud and clear with as many bills as possible. Get them passed, and then work on trying to amend them in our favor yet again.

It sure seems like IllinoisCarry, and especially Molly's response, is attempting to herd the masses down the same path as the ISRA as of late. It's fine though. Keep on explaining to everyone why you simply capitulate to these anti's. You're getting good at it. You all must be well-versed in that NRA handbook.

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I suggest you review the FYI - SBR Transfer Time topic for details on how to legally own a suppressor in Illinois, in those places where local ordinance doesn't prohibit ownership or possession.  The info there accomplishes exactly what the bill you refer to suggests - non-preemptive suppressor ownership.  It makes the bill pointless.

 

 

 

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SB3630 Sch Cd – Weapon – Violence Report has been added to our neutral list.

 

Synopsis As Introduced
 

Amends the School Code. Provides that whether weapons were found on school grounds and whether staff were involved in an altercation or violent incident are to be included on the school report card. Provides that all incidents on school grounds shall be reported to the Illinois State Police. Provides that the State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public. Effective immediately.

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On 1/20/2022 at 1:52 PM, mauserme said:

SB3630 Sch Cd – Weapon – Violence Report has been added to our neutral list.

 

Synopsis As Introduced
 

Amends the School Code. Provides that whether weapons were found on school grounds and whether staff were involved in an altercation or violent incident are to be included on the school report card. Provides that all incidents on school grounds shall be reported to the Illinois State Police. Provides that the State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public. Effective immediately.

 

This one concerns me a bit. I get the Michigan thing was bad, but we have to think about the dangers of reactive policy. The dems say that they do not want a school to prison pipeline that is what this will create.

 

My son drew the ire of someone at his high school and she told the administration that he was going to attack the school by tear gassing a bus. They searched him and found nothing then sent him home on the bus. The next day the school called and apologized because the girl confessed that she made it up because she thought she overhead him saying something that offended her.

 

If the state police would have been notified, I'm guessing they would have pulled the FOIDs of everyone in my house a week later. There probably would also be a story in the local headlines about it that would mess with my career. I would assume that there would be some felony charges involved too. Charges that would ruin the girl's life all because kids say stupid stuff sometimes.

 

Honestly, the current outcome seems severe, the administration came down hard on her and the entire school sees her as a liar now...It's better than my son's peers seeing him as a terrorist though.

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The language in the bill specifies that the report would be required "Upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal report from any school personnel regarding a verified incident, ...".  I suspect that a verified incident would normally be reported now and this is simply codifying that practice.

 

If anything, their use of the term "incident" seems a little loose.  They'll probably have to define that better, which is part of the reason we're keeping an eye on this.

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On 1/20/2022 at 2:52 PM, mauserme said:

The language in the bill specifies that the report would be required "Upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal report from any school personnel regarding a verified incident, ...".  I suspect that a verified incident would normally be reported now and this is simply codifying that practice.

 

If anything, their use of the term "incident" seems a little loose.  They'll probably have to define that better, which is part of the reason we're keeping an eye on this.

 

I just don't see involving the state police as helpful. They have proven to be incompetent in every phase, from delivering FOIDs and CCLs within state mandated timeframes to preventing felons from killing people with weapons purchased with a valid FOID (Aurora). They will show up a week or more later and trample people's rights without any consequences.

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The law enforcement reporting requirement is to local authorities immediately, and to ISP "...in a form, manner and frequency as prescribed by the Illinois State Police". The bill charges ISP with providing a statistical compilation to the State Board of Education without any obvious expectation that they would provide a police response to the incident.

 

 

 

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I added one to our oppose list this morning.  We might have been neutral except for the inclusion of gun "buy backs" and the involvement of health care.

 

HB4729 DPH - Safe Gun Storage Campaign

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to develop and implement a comprehensive 2-year statewide safe gun storage public awareness campaign. Provides that the campaign shall include sustained and focused messaging over the course of the 2-year campaign period, messages paired with information about enforcement or incentives for safe gun storage, and geographic and cultural considerations. Provides that the campaign shall be divided into 3 phases with specified requirements for each phase. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2026.

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On 1/24/2022 at 12:24 PM, mauserme said:

I added one to our oppose list this morning.  We might have been neutral except for the inclusion of gun "buy backs" and the involvement of health care.

 

HB4729 DPH - Safe Gun Storage Campaign

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to develop and implement a comprehensive 2-year statewide safe gun storage public awareness campaign. Provides that the campaign shall include sustained and focused messaging over the course of the 2-year campaign period, messages paired with information about enforcement or incentives for safe gun storage, and geographic and cultural considerations. Provides that the campaign shall be divided into 3 phases with specified requirements for each phase. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2026.

 

I just read the full text. This looks like a good bill. Why do we care if they want to waste taxpayer dollars buying homemade shotguns? I see it as a positive that they want to keep embarrassing themselves.

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