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In order to conserve space HB123 5 Yr Hunting & Fishing License has been removed from our daily list since it's a hunting and fishing bill.

 

Likewise, HB3173 Sch Cd – Gun Safety Course has been removed. We'll continue to monitor the bill, but it's unrelated to us with adoption of the Senate Amendments.

 

HB4386 Wildlife Cd – Rifle – Deer Hunting is also being removed as it's a conservation bill rather than a gun rights bill.

 

HB5380 FOID – Ammunition has been added. A Motion to Table the bill was filed by the sponsor.

 

 

 

The House and Senate are scheduled for 12:00 Noon.

 

 

 

 

Next Days Scheduled

 

House: 2/23/2022
Senate: 2/23/2022

 

 

 

 

House Calendar

 

 

 

Senate Calendar

 

Senate Supplemental Calendar 1

 

Senate Supplemental Calendar 2

 

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House Calendar

12:00 Noon


 


 

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.

 

 

 

HB3904 Crim Cd – Firearm – Taser

 

 

Neutral

 

House Sponsor: Slaughter

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis as Introduced

 

If and only if House Bill 3653 of the 101st General Assembly becomes law, amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Removes stun guns and tasers from the definition of "firearm". Effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

HB4166 Crim Cd – Pepper Spray – Age

 

Neutral

 

House Sponsor: Mussman

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that carrying an object containing a non-lethal noxious liquid gas or substance designed solely for personal defense is exempt from the offense of unlawful use of weapons, regardless of the age of the person carrying it (currently, the exemption is limited to persons 18 years of age or older). Effective immediately.
 

 

 

 

HB4296 Concealed Carry – Forest Preserve

 

OPPOSE

 

House Sponsor: Stoneback, Hirschauer, Cassidy, Guzzardi, Gabel, Stava-Murray, Flowers, Gonzalez, Carroll, Mussman

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

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.

 

House Amendment 1 to HB4296 - Adopted

 

Replaces language concerning the property of the Cook County Forest Preserve District with language providing that a concealed carry licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any adventure course or zipline, aquatic center, campground, equestrian center, nature center grounds, picnic grove, playground, sledding hill, sledding hill grounds, and any parking area of any of the aforementioned under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District, and any public or private gathering or special event conducted on property that requires the issuance of a permit by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

 

 

 

HB4729 DPH – Safe Gun Storage Campaign

 

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House Sponsor: Willis, Hirschauer, Lilly Stava-Murray, Gabel, Croke, Morgan

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

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.

 

 

HA1 to HB4729 - Pending

 

Provides that the statewide safe gun storage public awareness campaign shall be developed by the Department of Public Health subject to appropriation.

 

 

 

HB5193 Sch Cd – Gun Safety Info

 

Under Review

 

House Sponsor: Hirschauer

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis as Introduced

 

Amends the School Code. Provides that every school district shall include safe gun storage information in schools' student handbooks. Effective immediately.

 

 

 

HB5380 FOID – Ammunition

 

Oppose

 

House Sponsor: Ford

 

Status: Motion to Table

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the sale or transfer of firearm ammunition is subject to the Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program requiring a criminal background check by the Illinois State Police of the person before the person may acquire firearm ammunition.

 

 


HB5445 Implementing Firearms Restrain

 

Oppose

 

House Sponsor: Stoneback

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis as Introduced

 

Amends the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act shall be appointed by the Director of the Illinois State Police or his or her designee within 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective June 1, 2022.

 

 

 

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Senate Calendar

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 to HB716 – Approved for Consideration

 

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.

 

 

 

SB3157 No Contact/Protection Orders

 

Under Review

 

Senate Sponsor: Bennett

 

Status: 3rd Reading

 

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.

 

 

 

 

SB3184 Fish & Wildlife – Various

 

Under Review

 

Senate Sponsor: Belt

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

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.
 

Senate Amendment 1 to SB3184 - Pending

 

In provisions concerning prohibitions, provides that the use of unmanned aircraft in the inspection of a public utility facility, tower, or structure or a mobile service facility, tower, or structure by a public utility or a provider of mobile services is not prohibited.

 

 

 

SB3865 Noncitizen Statutory Reference

 

Neutral

 

Senate Sponsor: Simmons, Pacione-Zayas

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis As Introduced


Amends various Acts to make changes concerning references to noncitizen individuals and non-domestic entities. Effective immediately.

 

Senate Amendment 1 to SB3865 – Adopted

 

Defines "noncitizen" for purposes of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Makes conforming changes.

 

Senate Amendment 2 to SB3865 – Approved for Consideration

 

Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly in enacting the amendatory Act to make only nonsubstantive changes that remove the dehumanizing term "alien" from all Illinois statutory provisions. Provides that no change made by the amendatory Act shall be interpreted as to make any substantive change to existing law, including, but not limited to, eligibility for federal programs or benefits that are available to a person who meets the definition of "alien" under State or federal law.

 

 

 

 

SB3936 State Police – School Helpline

 

Under Review

 

Senate Sponsor: Sims, Belt, Fowler, Connor, Cappel, Villa

 

Status: 2nd Reading

 

Synopsis As Introduced


 

Creates the Student Confidential Reporting Act. Subject to appropriation, requires the Illinois State Police, in consultation with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, State Board of Education, Department of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services, to establish a program for receiving reports and other information from the public regarding potential self-harm or potential harm or criminal acts directed at school students, school employees, or schools in this State. Requires the program to include a Safe2Help Illinois helpline (defined as a school helpline involving a statewide toll-free telephone number, social media, a website, or other means of communication, or a combination of a toll-free telephone number and another means of communication, that transmits voice, text, photographic, or other messages and information to the Safe2Help Illinois operators). Provides for referrals from and the discontinuance of other State-operated school violence help lines (excluding the CPS Violence Prevention Hotline). Sets forth other program and Illinois State Police requirements. Contains provisions concerning the confidentiality of reported information, funding, and annual reporting. Provides that a Safe2Help Illinois employee, law enforcement agency, or law enforcement official acting in good faith in compliance with the Act shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise occur as a result of handling tips, with the exception of willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that the Illinois State Police may adopt emergency rules to implement the Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.


 

Senate Amendment 1 to SB3936 – Adopted

Defines "Safe2Help Illinois Manager". Provides that beginning on the date that Safe2Help Illinois is operational, any State or locally operated school violence help line currently in operation shall work in conjunction with Safe2Help Illinois as needed. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall ensure that program personnel or call center staff, or both, are appropriately trained in the following areas: (1) crisis management, including recognizing mental illness and emotional disturbance; (2) the resources that are available for providing mental health and other human services; (3) matters determined by the Illinois State Police to be relevant to the operation of the program; and (4) handling of criminal intelligence information regarding primary and data collection, storage, and dissemination. Provides that the Safe2Help Illinois program manager, in consultation with the Illinois State Police and the State Board of Education, shall prepare an annual report. Deletes provisions requiring the Department of Innovation and Technology's dedicated website to provide risk assessment information for students. Deletes provisions requiring the Illinois State Police to be responsible for the administrative oversight of the Safe2Help Illinois program. Deletes the amendatory changes to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.

 

Senate Amendment 2 to SB3936 - Adopted

 

Further amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Permits the disclosure of juvenile law enforcement records to the appropriate school official only if the agency or officer believes that there is an imminent threat of physical harm to students, school personnel, or others (removing "who are present in the school or on school grounds").

 

 

 

 

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