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 Bill Status of SB1657  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  GUN DEALER LICENSING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Julie A. Morrison - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Kwame Raoul - Mattie Hunter, Daniel Biss, Heather A. Steans, Cristina Castro, Iris Y. Martinez, Terry Link, Laura M. Murphy, Antonio Muņoz, Patricia Van Pelt, Ira I. Silverstein, Donne E. Trotter, Emil Jones, III, Kimberly A. Lightford, Martin A. Sandoval and Omar Aquino

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 030-021-001

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 80/4.38 new
5 ILCS 100/5-45from Ch. 127, par. 1005-45

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to engage in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms without a license issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that a dealership agent other than a dealer licensee-in-charge may act on behalf of the licensed dealership without being licensed as a dealer under the Act. Creates the Gun Dealer Licensing Board consisting of 5 members appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation to recommend policies, procedures, and rules relevant to the administration and enforcement of the Act. Provides that the holder of a dealership license issued under the Act may employ in the conduct of his or her business dealership agents. Establishes qualifications for obtaining dealership licenses and for being employed as a dealership agent. Establishes penalties for violations of the Act. Provides for rulemaking, including emergency rulemaking. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2028. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes conforming changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill except: (1) provides that "dealer" includes the following Federal Firearms Licenses: Type 01-dealer in firearms other than destructive devices; Type 02-pawnbroker in firearms other than destructive devices; Type 09-dealer of destructive devices; (2) defines "collector" and "licensed collector"; (3) defines "importer"; (4) provides that "manufacturer" includes the following types of Federal Firearms Licenses: Type 06-manufacturer of ammunition for firearms other than ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition; Type 07-manufacturer of firearms other than destructive devices; Type 10-manufacturer of destructive devices, ammunition for destructive devices, or armor piercing ammunition; (5) provides that the exemption from licensing under the Gun Dealer Licensing Act for transfers of pieces or parts of a firearm that do not themselves qualify as firearms under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 by a person who is actually engaged in manufacturing and selling those pieces or parts but only on the activities which are within the lawful scope of that business applies only to the manufacture of which do not require the manufacturer to hold a Federal Firearms License; (6) provides that a person licensed as an auctioneer under the Auction License Act may facilitate a transfer permitted under the Gun Dealer Licensing Act without being registered as a dealer under the Act; (7) provides that a dealer holding a Federal Firearms License Type 01-dealer in firearms other than destructive devices; Type 02-pawnbroker in firearms other than destructive devices; or Type 09-dealer of destructive devices on April 1, 2017, is not exempt from the Gun Dealer Licensing Act by obtaining a Manufacturer Federal Firearms License or Importer Federal Firearms License; and (8) exempts from the requirements of licensure under the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, transfers of firearms by a dealer in which 20% or less of the dealer's annual sales are from the sale of firearms.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/16/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/16/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/16/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/16/2017SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/22/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/28/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Firearms
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/2/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/2/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  3/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/7/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  3/7/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/10/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/14/2017SenateReported Back To Judiciary; 002-001-000
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/28/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/29/2017SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-005-000
  3/29/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 30, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/25/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 007-004-000
  4/27/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/27/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 030-021-001
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter

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