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This is ridiculous. Senate session just popped up on the ILGA home page.

 

Both House and Senate went into the wee hours of this morning, finishing as much 5/31/2021 business as possible before adjourning the Spring session.

 

The Senate adopted Senate Amendment 1 and Senate Amendment 2 on HB562, again creating new gun control styled as FOID Modernization. Admittedly there are some good provisions within the bill, but the bad overrides the good by orders of magnitude. This bill was passed back to the House for concurrence on the Senate amendments, where it was not taken up.

 

Another threat. HB1092, proposing to expand firearm restraining orders, was also returned to the House as amended in the Senate. It, too, languished without debate.

 

 

 

 

The House is not in today. The Senate is scheduled for 11:00 AM.

 

 

 

Next Days Scheduled

 

House: End of Spring Session

Senate: End of Spring Session

 

 

 

Senate Calendar

 

Senate Supplemental Calendar 1

 

House Supplemental Calendar 2

 

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HB562 "FOID Modernization"

Under Review

House Sponsor: Hoffman, Collins, Burke

Senate Sponsor: Koehler, Cunningham, Villivilam, Harris, Morrison, Ellman, Joyce, Landeck, Collins

Status: House Concurrence in SA1 & SA2

Senate Amendment 1 - Adopted

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Creates the Firearm Prohibitors and Records Improvement Task Force to identify and research all available grants, resources, and revenue that may be applied for and used by all entities responsible for reporting federal and State firearms prohibitors to the Illinois State Police and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Provides that under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, these reporting entities include, but are not limited to, hospitals, courts, law enforcement and corrections. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall may meet in person or virtually and shall issue a written report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022. Repeals Task Force provisions on July 1, 2023. Amends the Gun Trafficking Information Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall audit current practice to assess actual data collection and reporting, and propose policy and practice recommendations to meet implementation and policy maker needs, including but not limited to: (1) Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license applications, revocations, and firearm dispossessions; (2) Firearm trace data; (3) Usage of firearms restraining orders and domestic violence orders of protection; and (4) Firearm Dealer License Certifications and related inspections. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system upon which the serial numbers of firearms that have been reported stolen are available for public access for individuals to ensure any firearms are not reported stolen prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm under this provision concerning transfer of firearms. The Illinois State Police shall have the Internet-based system completed and available for use by July 1, 2022. The Department shall adopt rules not inconsistent with this Section to implement this system. Provides that beginning January 1, 2024, any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms, contact the Illinois State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and initiate and complete an automated search of its criminal history record information files and those of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and of the files of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities to obtain any felony conviction or patient hospitalization information which would disqualify a person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system to conduct this check. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides that if a person who possesses a combined Firearm Owner's Identification Card and a concealed carry license becomes subject to suspension or revocation under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, but is otherwise eligible for a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the Illinois State Police shall ensure the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card status is not interrupted. Provides for email notifications and text messages from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Create expanded rule making authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall continuously monitor relevant State and federal databases for firearms prohibitors and correlate those records with concealed carry license holders to ensure compliance with this Act and any other State and federal laws. Defines "firearms prohibitor". Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts. Certain provisions take effect January 1, 2024.

Senate Amendment 2 - Adopted

Provides that any person within this State who receives any firearm, stun gun, or taser from a person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall provide a record of the transfer within 10 days of the transfer to a federally licensed firearm dealer and shall not be required to maintain a transfer record. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall maintain the transfer record for 20 years from date of receipt. Provides that a federally licensed firearm dealer may charge a fee not to exceed $25 to retain the record. Provides that the record shall be provided and maintained in either an electronic or paper format. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall not be liable for the accuracy of any information in the transfer record submitted pursuant to this provision.




HB1091 "Fix The FOID Act"

Oppose

House Sponsor: Hirschauer, Welch, Willis, Stoneback, Delgado, Carroll, Slaughter, Mussmanm, Mah, Ortiz, Robinson, Costa Howard, Ford, Williams, Stava-Murray, Croke, West, Conroy, Cassidy, LaPonte, Gong-Gershowitz, Morgan, Evans, Moeller, Guzzardi, Collins, Ammons, Gonzalez, Hernandez (Barbara), Hernandez (Elizabeth), Walker, Gabel, Didech, Yang Rohr, Harris, Mason, Williams

Status: Passed House/Motion to Reconsider Filed

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the applicability of the common law.

House Amendment 1 to HB1091 - Adopted

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that an applicant for the issuance or renewal of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police, unless the applicant has previously provided a full set of his or her fingerprints to the Illinois State Police under the Act or the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card issued under the Act shall be valid for the person to whom it is issued for a period of 5 years (rather than 10 years) from the date of issuance, but provides that any person whose card was previously issued for a period of 10 years shall retain the 10-year issuance period until the next date of renewal, at which point the card shall be renewed for 5 years. Provides that the Firearm Disposition Record shall contain a statement to be signed by the transferee that the transferee: (1) is aware of, and will abide by, current law regarding the unlawful transfer of a firearm; (2) is aware of the penalties for violating the law as it pertains to unlawful transfer of a firearm; and (3) intends to retain possession of the firearm or firearms until it is determined that the transferor is legally eligible to possess a firearm and has an active Firearm Owners Identification Card, if applicable, or until a new person is chosen to hold the firearm or firearms. Creates within the Illinois State Police a Firearm Owner's Identification Card Review Board to consider any appeal of the denial or revocation and seizure of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card by the Illinois State Police, other than an appeal directed to the circuit court. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides for email notifications from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.





HB1092 Criminal Law - Tech

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House Sponsor: Stoneback, Welch, Slaughter, Hirschauer, Ramirez, LaPointe, Yang Rohr, Morgan, Gabel, Gong-Gershowitz, Williams (Jawaharial), Stava-Murray, Evans, Mason, Walker, Buckner (Added after passage: Lilly)

Senate Sponsor: Gillespie, Morrison, Villivalam

Status: House Concurrence in SA1

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the definition of "conviction".

House Amendment 1 to HB1092 - Adopted

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health, subject to appropriation or other available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders to the general public. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, the program must include the development and dissemination, through print, digital, and broadcast media, of public service announcements that publicize the options victims of domestic violence have to seek help with special emphasis on the firearms restraining order. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a training program on the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that the Board shall conduct a training program that trains officers on the use of firearms restraining orders, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to safely promote the usage of the firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that the curriculum of police training schools shall also include training on the use of a firearms restraining order by providing instruction on the process used to file a firearms restraining order, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that if adequate firearms restraining order training is unavailable, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board may approve training to be conducted by a third party. Officers who have successfully completed this program shall be issued a certificate attesting to their attendance. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a firearms restraining order includes the seizure of the respondent's ammunition and firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Provides that "family member of the respondent" includes a former spouse and a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common. Provides that a petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where an incident occurred that involved the respondent posing an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to the respondent or another by having in his or her custody or control, or purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm or ammunition or firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Includes printing a petition for a firearms restraining order for which no fees may be charged by the circuit clerk. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall submit a yearly report to the General Assembly concerning the applications and issuance of firearms restraining orders. Makes other changes.

Senate Amendment 1 to HB1092 - Adopted

Further amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health's program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders shall include production of materials that can be given to health care workers that assist in identifying people who may benefit from awareness of the Firearms Restraining Order Act (rather than victims of domestic violence and how to safely and discreetly determine if a potential abuser possesses a firearm). Deletes language providing that the program must include the development and dissemination of public service announcements that publicize the options for victims of domestic violence to seek help. Further amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Changes the composition of the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Removes language providing for a member of a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce gun violence with experience educating the public about the Firearms Restraining Order Act, nominated by such an organization whose membership is the most numerous in Illinois. Adds to the membership the Director of Public Health or the Director's designee. Further amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Deletes language providing that police officer training shall include how to promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Further amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. In the definition of "family member of the respondent", replaces new provision that the definition includes a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common with a person with whom the respondent has a minor child in common.







HR346 Gun Violence Awareness Day

Neutral

House Sponsor: Hirschauer

Status: Rules Committee

Synopsis As Introduced

Declares June 4, 2021 Gun Violence Awareness Day in the State of Illinois.




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11:00 AM

 

SB1165 "FOID Modernization Act"

 

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Senate Sponsor: Koehler, Holmes, Belt, Hastings, Crowe, Joyce, Glowiak Hilton, Connor, Cappel, Cullerton, Bennett, Martwick, Turner (Doris), Muñoz, Cunningham, Curran, Johnson, Landek, Stadelman (Sponsorship Removed: Bryant, DeWitte)

 

Status: Third Reading/Re-Referred to Assignments

 

Synopsis As Introduced

 

Amends the Abandoned Refrigerator Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

 

Senate Amendment 1 to SB1165 - Pending

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides for email notifications from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Create expanded rule making authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts.

 

 

 

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Insidious.

Yep. That’s why I wish pro-civil rights legislators would sometimes use the emotional arguments like the antis do. We have proof the FOID exists because legislators were worried about armed blacks threatening them in the 1960’s and IL legislators wanted something “better” in their minds to be able to arrest them/monitor them. That’s what Sen Arrington said in 1967 (author of the FOID act). So, what has more effect on the legislators that act on emotion and want FOID bills rammed through? Talking about the constitutionality of it, or going for the jugular and stating that the FOID is rooted in white supremacy and the fact some legislators want to strengthen it shows that they really have it out for people of color? Heck, we have proof that gun control today still has blacks and minorities as their main target. Champe Barton of Trace Media (Everytown) even said as such during an interview with PBS. Sometimes you gotta play their game and get stuff in the record

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This looks like typical Illinois theater to me. All of the house members and senate members can now say that they voted to "fix the foid" without actually having passed the bill. Then in November, fix the foid can be a campaign issue if they need it to be, or they can ignore it. They then put forward the "refrigerator" FOID version which creates more government bureaucracy, which all Illinois politicians love because it lets them give more jobs to their buddies and allows the politicians to run on the ISP "may" create an electronic foid which "everyone" likes. See, we voted to "fix the foid" and now the ISP may create an electronic FOID when they get around to it! Everything is better now, vote for me! It's pure Illinois political theater, it's just missing Madigan forcing a floor vote on every single amendment to create a bill like he did with the concealed carry act.

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Is this 'extension', maybe to get SB1165 and that amendment, to the same 'status' as the other FOID fix bills?

I don't think so. They didn't have the votes when they only needed 30. Now they need 36.

 

I've heard some things about the budget, possibly in relation to SB2800 which had a Motion to Reconsider filed after the Senate concurred on two House amendments, and perhaps an energy bill.

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The Adjournment Resolution filed this morning implies that the House will have to be in today at some point.

So basically, they have today to wheel and deal on things they couldn’t get done last night, right?

 

There's wiggle room.

 

ETA I misread your question. Yes, there's unfinished business (my understanding is the budget and an energy bill) that may need more negotiation. Hopefully that's all it is.

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I haven't really kept up with seat numbers lately. Does the house currently have a Dem. super majority? Can they concur on bills at will even while needing 3/5 of the votes?

House: Democrats: 73 Republicans: 45

Senate: Democrats: 41 Republicans: 18

 

so yes appears so. 71 needed for house and 36 for senate.

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I haven't really kept up with seat numbers lately. Does the house currently have a Dem. super majority? Can they concur on bills at will even while needing 3/5 of the votes?

House: Democrats: 73 Republicans: 45

Senate: Democrats: 41 Republicans: 18

 

so yes appears so. 71 needed for house and 36 for senate.

 

Hopefully enough fence sitters/pro 2A(Phelps types) to reduce those numbers a bit for anti-firearm bills.

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The situation with the budget, SB2800, is this.

 

The bill was amended in the House yesterday to become the budget. It was returned to the Senate which concurred on the House amendments early this morning. After concurrence Senate President Harmon put a brick on the bill, keeping it stuck in the Senate instead of being sent to the Governor, by filing a motion to reconsider the vote.

 

Today, Senator Barickman filed a motion for an immediate vote on Mr. Harmon's motion under one of the Senate rules. They resisted. Barickman stayed the course. A stalemate was reached in which the Senate could not take up any additional measures unless Senator Barickman's motion was acted upon, either by a recorded vote on his motion for an immediate vote or by Senate President Harmon withdrawing his motion to reconsider.

 

In the end, the motion to reconsider was withdrawn and the budget has passed both bodies.

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The situation with the budget, SB2800, is this.

 

The bill was amended in the House yesterday to become the budget. It was returned to the Senate which concurred on the House amendments early this morning. After concurrence Senate President Harmon put a brick on the bill, keeping it stuck in the Senate instead of being sent to the Governor, by filing a motion to reconsider the vote.

 

Today, Senator Barickman filed a motion for an immediate vote on Mr. Harmon's motion under one of the Senate rules. They resisted. Barickman stayed the course. A stalemate was reached in which the Senate could not take up any additional measures unless Senator Barickman's motion was acted upon, either by a recorded vote on his motion for an immediate vote or by Senate President Harmon withdrawing his motion to reconsider.

 

In the end, the motion to reconsider was withdrawn and the budget has passed both bodies.

So who, was playing what game, and for what reason?

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F the IBP (Illinois Bolshevik Party). Time to get out of Dodge. California, New York, New Jersey, and now Illinois. The Constitution means nothing in these states, and the time frame and limited docket of SCOTUS essentially means they can by fiat suspend the Bill of Rights without threat of any check by the courts or the feds, nor any recourse by its aggrieved serfs. Under color of law, they can actually trample on your Second Amendment rights, and imprison you if you defy their patently illegal laws. The vast majority of the sheep in this state are simply too stupid to realize what is and has been happening, and continue voting for this crap not only to continue, but to expand exponentially. Who would have thought we'd pine for the good old days of Madiganistahn? The far Left is in complete control of this state. Wait for the mail-in voting and other fraudulent "laws" to start passing willy-nilly to ensure their stranglehold in the unlikely event the sheep should ever wisen up.

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