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 Bill Status of HB0796  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  HANDGUN DEALER LICENSING ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Deborah L. Graham - Karen A. Yarbrough - Elizabeth Coulson, William Davis, Greg Harris, Elizabeth Hernandez, LaShawn K. Ford, Marlow H. Colvin, Harry Osterman and Kathleen A. Ryg

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Handgun Dealer Licensing Act. Provides for the regulation of handgun dealers through licensure by the Department of State Police. Provides that no person may sell or otherwise transfer, expose for sale or transfer, or have in his or her possession with the intent to sell or transfer any concealable firearm without being licensed under the Act. Provides, however, that the prohibition does not apply to a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of concealable firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or as a hobby, or who sells all or part of his or her personal collection of firearms. Sets forth provisions concerning application, fees, duration of licensure, license retention requirements, submissions to the Department, penalties, revocation, and suspension. Grants rulemaking authority to the Department and provides that for the purpose of determining compliance with the Act, the Act may be enforced by any municipality in which a licensee is located or, if a licensee is not located in a municipality, by the county in which a licensee is located.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois State Police)
 If HB 796 were to become law, the fiscal impact to the Illinois State Police would be approximately $1 million. A system would need to be developed to track handgun firearm licenses, and a separate system developed to register handgun firearms. Staff would need to be identified to manage, administer and enforce both programs. The costs of this would be offset by some degree by the $300 fee attached to each application for license; however, system development costs could be as high as $650,000. A staff increase of six at a cost of approximately $300,000 would be needed to handle license eligibility, document review, inspection and enforcement issues, and firearm registration. The program would require at least two automobiles for licensee inspectors to use. Computer hardware would cost approximately $25,000.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Makes related changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  2/7/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2007HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/23/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/7/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-002-000
  3/7/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2007HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/26/2007HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/26/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2007HouseThird Reading - Consideration Postponed
  4/26/2007HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed April 26, 2007
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2008HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  2/28/2008HouseRe-assigned to Rules Committee
  2/28/2008HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  2/28/2008HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed February 28, 2008
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/6/2008HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/6/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/13/2008HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/13/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  4/1/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  4/1/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/2/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/16/2008HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/16/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/16/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/18/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008
  5/9/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/31/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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