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The deadline for introduction of new bills is behind us, having come and gone on 1/28/2022. The flurry of new bills we always see in January will subside now.

 

The House and Senate are both scheduled for floor action today, as well as more committee hearings. The Spring Session is young; we expect mostly committee action for the the coming days.

 

The House is scheduled for 2:00 PM today and the Senate for 12:00 Noon.

 

 

Next Days Scheduled

 

House: 2/2/2022
Senate: 2/2/2022

 

 

 

 

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Canceled


 

 

HB2769 Safety Tech (Microstamping)

 

Oppose

 

House Sponsor: Stoneback, Hirschauer, Slaughter, Harper, Williams, Morgan, Didech, Gabel, Croke, Walker, Moeller, Guzzardi, LaPointe, Rohr, Hernandez (Barbara), Gonzalez, Ammons,, Hernandez (Lisa), Collins, Nichols, Ramirez, Mah, Zalewski, Evans, Cassidy, Robinson, Stava-Murray, Ford, Mayfield

 

Status: Held on 2nd Reading

 

House Amendment 1 to HB2769 - Adopted

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Microstamping Funding Program Act. Defines terms. Provides that the State shall establish a grant program for law enforcement officers for microstamp-ready firearms. Provides that the grant program shall be administered by the Illinois State Police and the grant funds shall only be used for the purchase of microstamp-ready firearms by law enforcement agencies that are grant recipients. Provides for education and training in relation to the program, as well as for grant application and participation. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall collect certain data related to the program. Provides that any person who knowingly or intentionally changes, alters, removes or obliterates the name of the importer's or manufacturer's serial number or the microstamping mechanism of any firearm commits a Class 2 felony. Provides legislative findings.

 

House Amendment 2 to HB2769 – Adopted

 

Replaces references to the Illinois State Police with references to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

 

House Amendment 3 to HB2769 – Approved for Consideration

 

Corrects drafting errors and removes a penalty provision.

 

House Amendment 4 to HB2769 - Pending

 

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.

 

 

 

HB3173 Sch Cd – Gun Safety Course

 

Neutral With Adoption of Senate Amendments

 

House Sponsor: Moeller, Ammons, Hurley, Conroy, Vella, Yednock, Kifowit, Ness

 

Senate Sponsor: Lighford, Van Pelt

 

Status: Pending House Concurrence on Senate Amendments 1, 2, & 3

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Courses of Study Article of the School Code. Provides that a school district may offer its students a course on gun safety as part of its curriculum during the school day or as part of an after-school program. Provides that the State Board of Education may prepare and make available to school boards resources on gun safety that may be used as guidelines for the development of a course. Effective immediately.

 

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 – Adopted

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning instruction.

 

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2

 

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Adds bullying and the death of a family member as mitigating factors that a student may disclose during a suspension review hearing or expulsion hearing. If allegations of sexual violence or gender-based harassment (rather than only allegations of domestic violence) are made against the student subject to discipline during the suspension review hearing or expulsion hearing, prohibits the student subject to discipline or the student's representative from directly questioning or contacting the alleged victim. If a pupil will be absent from school for 2 or more consecutive weeks for treatment of the pupil's physical or mental health arising from domestic or sexual violence, requires a qualified employee (rather than an employee) from the pupil's domestic or sexual violence organization to provide written notice of the pupil's need for home instruction to the school district; defines "qualified employee", "domestic violence program", and "rape crises organization". Amends the Children and Students Who Are Parents, Expectant Parents, or Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence Article of the School Code. Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force to include in its report recommendations for language to include in school and district policies (rather than to include model school and district policies in the report). Changes the date of the Task Force's report to January 1, 2024 (rather than June 30, 2024); repeals the provisions related to the Task Force on December 1, 2024 (rather than December 1, 2025). Makes other changes to the provisions concerning the review and revision of school district policies and procedures. Amends provisions concerning confidentiality. Sets forth additional requirements a school district must include in its policy concerning student confidentiality and the disclosure of information related to the imminent risk of serious physical injury or death of a student or another person. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2022, except that provisions concerning confidentiality take effect July 1, 2023.

 

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 – Adopted

 

In the provision about Task Force membership, provides that one member must represent a statewide organization of school social workers (rather than social workers). In the provision concerning confidentiality, provides that if disclosing an imminent risk of serious physical injury or death to a student or another person does not require disclosing confidential information about a student's status, then the student's status must not (instead of must) be shared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:00 Noon


 

HB716 Violence Reduction - Grant Fund

 

Neutral

 

House Sponsor: Harper

 

Senate Sponsor: Harmon, Villivalam, Gillespie

 

Status: Senate/Third Reading

 

Synopsis As Introduced

 

Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Creates the ICJIA Violence Reduction Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used for grants by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to community-based organizations whose primary purpose is violence reduction in disproportionately impacted areas. Provides that the moneys in the Fund shall also be used by the Authority for operational and grant program purposes. Provides eligibility requirements for receiving grant funds. Provides that grants shall be subject to the requirements of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Requires the Authority to adopt rules to implement the grant program. Amends the State Finance Act to provide for the ICJIA Violence Reduction Fund. Defines terms.

 

Senate Floor Amendment 1 – Pending

 

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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  • mauserme changed the title to Illinois General Assembly 2/1/2022
On 2/1/2022 at 4:20 PM, mauserme said:

HB4386 Wildlife Cd – Rifle – Deer Hunting will be favorably reported to the floor, with a floor amendment to following adding some clarifying language.

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It will be interesting to see what the "clarifying language" will be. Currently ...

HB4386 said:

520 ILCS 5/2.25) It shall be unlawful for any person to take deer except (i) with a shotgun, centerfire rifle, handgun, or muzzleloading rifle.... For the purposes of this Section, legal handguns include any centerfire handguns of .30 caliber or larger with a minimum barrel length of 4 inches. The only legal ammunition for a centerfire handgun is a cartridge of .30 caliber or larger with a capability of at least 500 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle. Full metal jacket bullets may not be used to harvest deer. All straight walled rifle rounds are legal ammunition for a centerfire rifle.

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Presumably there will be language limiting the caliber of rifle rounds, as well (not that there are many choices).

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On 2/1/2022 at 5:34 PM, mikew said:

not even a return for the lowly .30-30?

 

30 Carbine can return, if you think a deer won't laugh at you for it, although I think that's kind of the point.

 

It's a change in line with some other states that criminalized rifles for hunting back in the 80s and 90s and are decriminalizing them now. Straight-walled vs necked cartridges is an easy way to distinguish (they think) comparatively weaker rounds from stronger ones.

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On 2/1/2022 at 6:43 PM, Euler said:

 

30 Carbine can return, if you think a deer won't laugh at you for it, although I think that's kind of the point.

 

It's a change in line with some other states that criminalized rifles for hunting back in the 80s and 90s and are decriminalizing them now. Straight-walled vs necked cartridges is an easy way to distinguish (they think) comparatively weaker rounds from stronger ones.

Good thing they don't know that former black powder cartridges, that are now loaded with modern smokeless can be very hot.  Some of my 45-70 Bear loads are really moving.  Heck even hot 44 Mag or 45 Colt in a carbine can be loaded really hot.

 

I imagine they will add some caliber limitations on the rifle round verbiage.  As is, 22 LR would be valid for Deer on the bill, and would cause a lot of inhumane hunting.

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On 2/2/2022 at 9:08 AM, cybermgk said:

Good thing they don't know that former black powder cartridges, that are now loaded with modern smokeless can be very hot.  Some of my 45-70 Bear loads are really moving.  Heck even hot 44 Mag or 45 Colt in a carbine can be loaded really hot.

 

I imagine they will add some caliber limitations on the rifle round verbiage.  As is, 22 LR would be valid for Deer on the bill, and would cause a lot of inhumane hunting.

 

*didn't....they read over here.

 

With the encroachment of humans on so much of the wildlife habitat in this state I see a lot of conflict between population control and people not wanting to hear gunshots. I hope they would consider easing the suppressor regulations to allow them to be used for hunting in order to balance the interests of all stakeholders.

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On 2/2/2022 at 9:08 AM, cybermgk said:

Good thing they don't know that former black powder cartridges, that are now loaded with modern smokeless can be very hot.  Some of my 45-70 Bear loads are really moving.  Heck even hot 44 Mag or 45 Colt in a carbine can be loaded really hot.

 

I imagine they will add some caliber limitations on the rifle round verbiage.  As is, 22 LR would be valid for Deer on the bill, and would cause a lot of inhumane hunting.

 

Part of the intent it to ensure ethical harvesting, so I think they'd be OK with hot loads.  One of the biggest clarifications will be that rifles be either single shot, or rendered incapable of being fired semi-auto during the hunt.  Rifles will be allowed only during shotgun weekends so the noise factor shouldn't really change.

 

A similar bill passed out of the House with very broad support in the 101st GA (HB2783).  It stalled in the Senate because some folks saw it as a gun bill instead of the conservation bill that it is.  The sponsor will be working on better communicating the intent.

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On 2/2/2022 at 10:49 AM, mauserme said:

 

Part of the intent it to ensure ethical harvesting, so I think they'd be OK with hot loads.  One of the biggest clarifications will be that rifles be either single shot, or rendered incapable of being fired semi-auto during the hunt.  Rifles will be allowed only during shotgun weekends so the noise factor shouldn't really change.

 

A similar bill passed out of the House with very broad support in the 101st GA (HB2783).  It stalled in the Senate because some folks saw it as a gun bill instead of the conservation bill that it is.  The sponsor will be working on better communicating the intent.

Single shot as in Bolt or Lever?

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On 2/2/2022 at 12:20 PM, cybermgk said:

Single shot as in Bolt or Lever?

 

The concern was about semi-auto rifles.  They'll probably require something like a Bob Sled to make it single shot temporarily.  Not sure about bolt and lever action.  I'd guess Contenders, Ruger #1, and Henry break action rifles would be fine. 

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On 2/2/2022 at 10:08 AM, cybermgk said:

...  As is, 22 LR would be valid for Deer on the bill, and would cause a lot of inhumane hunting.

 

On 2/2/2022 at 3:34 PM, papa said:

They might as well allow centerfire rifles . Not much difference in the distance modern black powder rifles shoot than the centerfires do. 

 

The bill specifies centerfire rifles.

 

On 2/1/2022 at 5:29 PM, Euler said:
HB4386 said:

520 ILCS 5/2.25) It shall be unlawful for any person to take deer except (i) with a shotgun, centerfire rifle, handgun, or muzzleloading rifle.... For the purposes of this Section, legal handguns include any centerfire handguns of .30 caliber or larger with a minimum barrel length of 4 inches. The only legal ammunition for a centerfire handgun is a cartridge of .30 caliber or larger with a capability of at least 500 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle. Full metal jacket bullets may not be used to harvest deer. All straight walled rifle rounds are legal ammunition for a centerfire rifle.

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On 2/2/2022 at 2:47 PM, ragsbo said:

Their stupid limitations on the rounds is hard to figure out. It is as if they want to say you can while saying you can't. I don't get it why one is okay but another is not. Just cut out the stupid crap and make it simple.

 

If it's simple, it's easy.  They want to make it confusing and hard when they can't prevent it entirely.  Confusing is a barrier to entry.  Confusing is a way to limit without being blatantly unconstitutional.

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On 2/3/2022 at 11:43 AM, THE KING said:

I'll ask the stupid question.  What is the difference between a straight wall cartridge and one that is tapered when it comes to using it for hunting.  

 

Why not just use the caliber and it shouldn't matter what rifle is being used 🙄

 

I assume it's easier to pass the bill if it's consistent with existing law for handgun hunting.  It looks simpler, less to explain.

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On 2/3/2022 at 12:12 PM, mauserme said:

 

I assume it's easier to pass the bill if it's consistent with existing law for handgun hunting.  It looks simpler, less to explain.

But the handgun regs are anything but simple and clear! Just some politician who don't know what they are talking about trying to look like they are "helping" the hunters when the truth is far from it.

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On 2/2/2022 at 1:37 PM, mauserme said:

 

The concern was about semi-auto rifles.  They'll probably require something like a Bob Sled to make it single shot temporarily.  Not sure about bolt and lever action.  I'd guess Contenders, Ruger #1, and Henry break action rifles would be fine. 

Maybe the FU15 "non-semi auto" has a place. It is an AR15 but the bolt locks back on every shot.

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On 2/2/2022 at 1:37 PM, mauserme said:

 

The concern was about semi-auto rifles.  They'll probably require something like a Bob Sled to make it single shot temporarily.  Not sure about bolt and lever action.  I'd guess Contenders, Ruger #1, and Henry break action rifles would be fine. 

Why is there any concern about semi-auto rifles? There is nothing wrong with hunting with one. Just the same old liberal mumble jumble about them being evil and crap. Tell them to shove it

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