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Illinois Senate Bill Amendment for Concealed Carry

There's a copy of an amendment to Senate Bill 2193 introduced by State Representative Brandon Phelps. From what I've been able to gather, the bill provides for a concealed carry (of handguns) process that is state wide, costs $150 for residents, $300 for non residents, require 16 hours of training and creates a board to review denied permit applications. The measure would not allow you to carry in a variety of places like schools, government buildings, arenas and other sporting facilities, gaming establishments and public transpiration Any other privately owned place open to the public would have to post a sign indicating weapons are not allowed. Conceal carry holders would have a duty to inform police upon a traffic stop. It also would work to consolidate the the FOID card and a carry permit.

 

Illinois has until June 9th to pass a reasonable carry law, an order from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Governor Pat Quinn said he must have something on his desk by May 31st in order to meet the deadline.

 

Read more particulars below. You can read the entire amendment here.

The amendment:

Gives state 90 days to permit or deny. Has duty to inform during traffic stops " upon "the request of the officer the licensee shall disclose to the officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm under this Act, present the license upon the request of the officer, and identify the location of the concealed firearm."

 

Creates database of license holders.

 

If you have "5 or more arrests for any reason that have been entered into the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), within the 7 years preceding the date of the application for a licences or has 3 or more arrests within the 7 years preceding the date of the application for a license for any combination of gang-related offenses, the Department shall object and submit the applicant's arrest record ..."

Board makeup

Seven commissioners to be appointed by the governor with advice and consent from the senate. Three commissioners from the First Judicial District and a commissioner from each of the remaining districts. No more than 4 commissioners shall be a member of the same political party.

 

There are requirements to serve on the review board, including experience as a federal judge, attorney or investigator and also psychology Commissioners will serve term that coincides with the governor's term. The board will meet as necessary to review objections to applicants for a license.

Permit requirements

Permits will be issued for people 21 or older, current FOID holder, not convicted or found guilty of misdemeanor physical force, or 2 or more violations related to DUI within 5 years not subject of pending arrest warrant, prosecution, not in residential drug or alcohol treatment completed 16 hours of firearms training. After the 5 years are up for a permit the individual will have to do 3 hours more training. Up to 8 hours of out-of-state training may be accepted towards the initial 16 hours.

 

Part of the application requirements includes "a full set of fingerprints submitted to the Department in electronic format."

 

Non-residents could have access to a permit for a $300 fee, plus a bunch of other requirements.

 

Cost to residents will be $150.

Prohibited areas

No elementary or secondary school buildings, no pre-schools or child care facilities, --- home day care can have guns. You won't be able to carry in government buildings, inducing courts, no public transportation or establishment dealing primarily in liquor. You can't carry in permitted public events (but those walking through to their car or home can still have it), no public playgrounds, public parks, athletic facilities--however, you can take your weapon on a trail. No universities (including parking lots), gaming facilities (including parking lots), stadiums (and parking lots), libraries (including lots), airports (including lots), amusement parks (including lots), zoos or museums (lots).

 

In other places, if the owner doesn't want a weapon brought in it must be clearly posted.

 

Your license can be suspended if there's an order of protection of any kind.

 

Concealed carry, under the amendment, is based on preemption--meaning home rule cities can't make their own laws.

 

The act also works to consolidate the CC license and FOID card. The act also amends a section of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities code by changing "mental defective" to mentally disabled person. Not sure what that does for the definition of "mentally disabled person".

 

Illinois has until June 9th to pass a reasonable carry law, an order from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Governor Pat Quinn said he must have something on his desk by May 31st in order to meet the deadline.

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