State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 1/18/2011, by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps


New Act
50 ILCS 705/10.6 new
720 ILCS 5/24-2

    Creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. Permits the county sheriff to issue permits to carry concealed firearms to persons at least 21 years of age who meet certain requirements. Requires an applicant for a permit to have completed specified training requirements developed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board consisting of classroom instruction and live firing exercises. Preempts home rule. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act and the Criminal Code of 1961 to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning firearms.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Family
5and Personal Protection Act.
6    Section 5. Legislative declaration. On June 26, 2008 the
7United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of
8District of Columbia et al. v. Heller. In that decision, the
9Court's majority stated "Putting all of these textual elements
10together, we find that they guarantee the individual right to
11possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation."
12    The General Assembly finds, in keeping with the Heller
13decision, that as a matter of public policy it is necessary to
14provide statewide uniform standards for issuing permits to
15carry concealed firearms and that no person who does not
16qualify under the provisions of this Act receives a permit to
17carry concealed firearms. The General Assembly recognizes that
18it already regulates the use and possession of concealed
19firearms under Sections 24-1 and 24-1.6 of the Criminal Code of
201961 and that the regulation of concealed firearms is an
21exclusive Statewide function. The General Assembly does not
22delegate to the county sheriff the authority to regulate or
23restrict the issuing of concealed firearms permits provided for



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1in this Act beyond those provisions contained in this Act.
2    Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
3    "Board" means the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
4Standards Board.
5    "Concealed firearm" means a handgun carried on or about a
6person completely or mostly concealed from view of the public,
7or carried in a vehicle in such a way as it is concealed from
8view of the public.
9    "Fund" means the Citizen Safety and Self-Defense Trust Fund
10in each county.
11    "Handgun" has the meaning ascribed to it in paragraph (h)
12of subsection (A) of Section 24-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961.
13    "Permit" means a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued
14by the county sheriff.
15    "Permittee" means a person who is issued a permit to carry
16a concealed firearm by the county sheriff.
17    Section 15. Permit for concealed firearms. The county
18sheriff is authorized to issue permits to carry concealed
19firearms to persons qualified as provided in this Act. Permits
20to carry concealed firearms shall be valid throughout the State
21for a period of 3 years from the date of issuance. Any person
22in compliance with the terms of the permit may carry concealed
23firearms on or about his or her person. The permittee shall
24carry the permit at all times the permittee is carrying a



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1concealed firearm and shall display the permit upon the request
2of a law enforcement officer.
3    Section 20. Application for permit and qualifications of
5    (a) An applicant for a permit shall obtain the application
6from the county sheriff of the county in which the applicant
7resides. The completed application and all accompanying
8material plus an application fee of $100 for a new permit or
9$75 for a renewal shall be presented to the office of the
10sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides.
11    The sheriff shall evaluate the application and
12accompanying material, and within 30 days, the sheriff shall
13either issue or deny the permit.
14    (b) The county sheriff, upon a person's application for a
15concealed firearms permit, upon receipt of the appropriate
16fees, and after compliance with the procedures set out in this
17Section, shall issue the applicant a concealed firearms permit
18if the person:
19        (i) is at least 21 years of age;
20        (ii) resides within the State of Illinois and has been
21    a resident for the last 6 months (except the 6 months shall
22    be waived for members of the Armed Forces) and is a
23    permanent resident of the United States;
24        (iii) has a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card;
25        (iv) Has not been convicted of a crime punishable by



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1    imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, or of a
2    misdemeanor evidencing violence, is not free on any form of
3    bond or pretrial release for a felony or a misdemeanor
4    evidencing violence, and has no outstanding warrants for
5    those crimes;
6        (v) Has no record of mental disease or mental illness
7    on file that would evidence incapacity, or lack of proper
8    mental capacity;
9        (vi) Has not been committed to a state or federal
10    facility for the abuse of a controlled substance or
11    cannabis and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor
12    violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or
13    Cannabis Control Act or similar laws of any other state
14    relating to controlled substances or cannabis within a 10
15    year period immediately preceding the date on which the
16    application is submitted; and
17        (vii) Does not chronically and habitually use
18    alcoholic beverages as evidenced by the applicant having 2
19    or more convictions for violating Section 11-501 of the
20    Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local
21    ordinance within 5 years preceding his or her application
22    or the applicant having elected treatment under the
23    supervision of a licensed program in accordance with the
24    Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act or
25    similar laws of any other state within a 5 year period
26    immediately preceding the date on which the application is



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1    submitted.
2    Section 25. Contents of application. The initial
3application shall be in writing, under oath and under the
4penalties of perjury, on a standard form promulgated by the
5county sheriff and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees
6and required documentation. The application shall only contain
7or require the following information:
8        (i) the applicant's name, address, gender, race, date
9    and place of birth, and driver license or State
10    identification card number;
11        (ii) an affirmation that the applicant is at least 21
12    years of age and that the applicant possesses a currently
13    valid Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification Card,
14    together with the card number and a photocopy of the
15    Firearm Owner's Identification Card;
16        (iii) a full set of legible fingerprints of the
17    applicant taken by any federal, State, county or municipal
18    law enforcement agency. Any cost of fingerprinting shall be
19    paid by the applicant. The State, county or local law
20    enforcement agencies may not charge more than $10 to
21    fingerprint an applicant;
22        (iv) a head and shoulder color photograph taken within
23    30 days preceding the date on which the application is
24    submitted;
25        (v) questions to certify or demonstrate that the



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1    applicant has completed the firearms and deadly use of
2    force training and education prerequisites specified under
3    this Act and a photocopy of a certificate or other evidence
4    of completion of a course to show compliance;
5        (vi) a statement that the applicant is a resident of
6    the State of Illinois and has been a resident for the last
7    6 months (except the 6 months shall be waived for members
8    of the Armed Forces) and is a permanent resident of the
9    United States;
10        (vii) a waiver of privacy and confidentiality rights
11    and privileges enjoyed by the applicant under all federal
12    and state laws governing justice, psychological, or
13    psychiatric records, or access to records relating to the
14    applicant's history of juvenile court, or criminal
15    institutionalization, and an affirmative request that any
16    person having custody of any such record provide it or
17    information concerning it to the sheriff;
18        (viii) an affirmation that the applicant has never been
19    convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving the
20    use or threat of physical force or violence to any person;
21    and has never been adjudicated a delinquent minor for an
22    offense which, had he or she been tried as an adult, would
23    have been such a felony or misdemeanor. The application
24    shall also contain the following statement along with a
25    signature line for use by the applicant, which statement
26    the applicant shall affirm under oath: "I, the undersigned,



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1    state, under oath and subject to the penalty of perjury,
2    that I am not a streetgang member as defined in Section 10
3    of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention
4    Act, and I will not join or become associated with a
5    criminal streetgang."; and
6        (ix) a conspicuous warning that false statements made
7    by the applicant will result in prosecution for perjury in
8    accordance with Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961.
9    Section 30. Fees. Fees collected under this Act and
10deposited into a Citizen Safety and Self-Defense Trust Fund
11shall be used exclusively by the sheriff for administrating the
12provisions of this Act. Any excess monies in the Fund may be
13used to ensure the prompt and efficient processing of
14applications received under Section 25 of this Act. The
15application fee shall be retained by the office of the sheriff
16for official expenses of the office associated with this Act.
17    Fees for a concealed firearms permit shall be:
18    New permit..$100
19    Renewal..$75
20    Duplicate of a lost or destroyed permit..$25
21    Corrected permit due to change of address or name..$25
22    Late renewal fee..$25
23    Section 35. Approval of application.
24    (a) If the sheriff finds that the applicant possesses a



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1valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, meets the training
2requirements of this Act, and has provided the documentation
3and paid the fees required for issuance of a concealed firearms
4permit, and that, as nearly as it is possible to determine,
5nothing in the applicant's background or present circumstances
6disqualify him or her from possessing a firearm in Illinois,
7the Sheriff shall approve the application and issue the
8applicant a wallet sized permit bearing the photograph, name,
9and address of the applicant and identifying the office issuing
10the permit within 30 days.
11    (b) The sheriff may consider an objection or recommendation
12made by the sheriff or municipal police department supported by
13specific and articulable reasons, in a written report, why the
14applicant should be denied a permit and may deny the permit
15based solely on those objections. If the objection contains
16false, malicious or inaccurate information, the sheriff or
17municipal police department filing the objection shall bear all
18of the applicant's costs if the applicant prevails in an
20    (c) If the applicant is found to be ineligible, the sheriff
21shall deny the application, and notify the applicant in
22writing, stating the grounds for denial and informing the
23applicant of the right to submit, within 30 days, any
24additional documentation relating to the grounds of the denial.
25Upon receiving any additional documentation, the sheriff shall
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1of the result of the reconsideration. The applicant shall
2further be informed of the right to appeal the denial in the
3circuit court of his or her place of residence.
4    Section 40. Revocation of a permit. A permit issued under
5Section 35 shall be suspended or revoked if the permit holder
6becomes ineligible to be issued a permit under the criteria set
7forth in paragraph (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), or (vii)
8of Section 25 or subsection (b) of Section 35 of this Act.
9    When an order of protection is issued under Section 112A-14
10of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 or under Section 214
11of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 against a person
12holding a permit issued under this Act, the holder of the
13permit shall surrender the permit to the court or to the
14officer serving the order. The officer to whom the permit is
15surrendered shall forthwith transmit the permit to the court
16issuing the order. The permit shall be suspended until the
17order is terminated.
18    Section 45. Notification of renewal. Not later than 120
19days before the expiration of any permit issued under this Act,
20the sheriff shall notify the permit holder in writing of the
21expiration and furnish an application for renewal of the
23    Section 50. Renewal of permit.



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1     (a) The permit shall be renewed for a qualified applicant
2upon receipt of the properly completed renewal application and
3required renewal fee. The renewal application shall contain the
4same required information as set forth in paragraphs (i)
5through (ix) of Section 25, except that in lieu of the firearm
6education and use of deadly force training, the applicant need
7only demonstrate previous issuance of and continued
8eligibility for a concealed firearms permit.
9    (b) A permittee who fails to file a renewal application on
10or before its expiration date must pay an additional late fee
11of $25. A person who fails to renew his or her application
12within 6 months after its expiration must reapply for a new
13permit and pay the fee for a new application.
14    Section 55. Change of address, change of name, and lost or
15destroyed permits.
16     (a) Within 30 days after changing his or her permanent
17residence, and within 30 days after loss or destruction of a
18concealed firearms permit, the permittee shall notify the
19sheriff of the loss, destruction, change of name, or change of
20residence. Failure to notify the Department of State Police
21shall constitute a noncriminal violation with a penalty of $25
22payable to the Department of State Police.
23    (b) If a person issued a permit to carry a concealed
24firearm changes residence within this State, or changes his or
25her name, the person to whom the permit was issued may, upon



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1payment of $25 and presentation of their current permit to the
2sheriff, obtain a corrected concealed firearms permit with a
3change of address or change of name upon furnishing a notarized
4statement to the sheriff that the permittee has changed
5residence or his or her name, and upon submission of an
6application as set forth in paragraph (i) of Section 25 and a
7photograph as set forth in paragraph (iv) of Section 25. A
8concealed firearms permit shall be automatically invalid after
930 days if the permittee has not notified the Department of
10State Police of a change of residence. A permit corrected under
11this subsection shall be issued in 48 hours.
12    (c) If a permit to carry a concealed firearm is lost or
13destroyed, the permit shall be automatically invalid, and the
14person to whom the permit was issued may obtain a duplicate,
15upon payment of $25 to the sheriff and furnishing a notarized
16statement to the sheriff that the permit was lost or destroyed,
17and submission of an application as set forth in paragraph (i)
18of Section 25 and a photograph as set forth in paragraph (iv)
19of Section 25.
20    Section 60. Automated listing.
21    (a) At least monthly, the sheriff shall transmit a listing
22of all individuals to whom the Sheriff has issued or revoked a
23permit under this Act. That listing shall contain the name,
24address, gender, race, date and place of birth, and driver
25license or State identification card number.



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1    (b) The Department of State Police shall maintain an
2automated listing of permit holders, and this information shall
3be available on-line, upon request, at all times to all
4Illinois law enforcement agencies. Except as provided in this
5Act, information on applications for permits, names and
6addresses, or other identifying information relating to permit
7holders shall be confidential and shall not be made available
8except to law enforcement agencies.
9    Section 65. Privacy of permit holders and applicants.
10Except as provided in this Section, information on applications
11for permits, names and addresses, or other identifying
12information relating to permit holders shall be confidential,
13not subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, and
14shall not be made available except to law enforcement agencies.
15    Requests for information about any permit holder or
16applicant made by persons other than a bona fide law
17enforcement agency shall be made in writing together with any
18fee required for providing the information.
19    No State or local law enforcement agency shall provide a
20list of names of any or all holders or applicants in the State
21of Illinois or a county licensed to carry a concealed firearm,
22except that the Department of State Police or sheriff may, upon
23proper application and the payment of the required fee, provide
24to the requester, in written form only, confirmation that an
25individual has or has not been issued, applied for, or denied a



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1permit, or had a permit revoked under this Act. No identifying
2information other than the name shall be provided.
3    Only the Department of State Police or sheriff may provide
4statistical information on:
5        (i) the number of permits or applicants issued or
6    received;
7        (ii) the race, age, or gender of those issued permits
8    or applicants;
9        (iii) the county of residence of those issued permits
10    or applicants;
11        (vi) the number of permits revoked and for what reason.
12    Nothing in this Section shall prevent any law enforcement
13agency from releasing information about an individual as part
14of a criminal investigation.
15    The names of all persons, other than law enforcement
16agencies and peace officers, requesting information under this
17Section shall be public records. No other agency of government
18other than the Department of State Police or sheriff shall
19provide any information to a requester not entitled to it by
21    Section 70. Concealed firearms permit.
22    (a) A concealed firearm permit shall authorize the person
23in whose name the permit is issued to carry concealed firearms
24on or about his or her person or vehicle throughout the State.
25No permit issued under this Section shall authorize any person



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1to carry a concealed firearm into or upon:
2        (i) Any state or local police or sheriff's office or
3    station without the consent of the chief law enforcement
4    officer in charge of that office or station.
5        (ii) The facility of any adult or juvenile detention or
6    correctional institution, prison, or jail.
7        (iii) Any courthouse solely occupied by the Circuit,
8    Appellate, or Supreme Court or a courtroom of any of those
9    courts, or court proceeding, except that nothing in this
10    Section shall preclude a judge, holding a concealed firearm
11    permit, from carrying a concealed firearm within a
12    courthouse.
13        (iv) Any meeting of the governing body of a unit of
14    local government; or any meeting of the General Assembly or
15    a committee of the General Assembly, except that nothing in
16    this paragraph shall preclude a member of the body or
17    registered lobbyist holding a concealed firearms permit
18    from carrying a concealed firearm at a meeting of the body.
19        The General Assembly or a county or municipality may by
20    statute or ordinance prohibit or limit the carrying of
21    concealed firearms by permit holders, other than
22    permittees described in this paragraph (iv) in that portion
23    of a building owned, leased or controlled by that unit of
24    government. That portion of a building in which the
25    carrying of concealed firearms is prohibited or limited
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1    to the restricted area. The statute or ordinance shall
2    exempt any building used for public housing by private
3    persons, highways or rest areas, firing ranges, and private
4    dwellings owned, leased, or controlled by that unit of
5    government from any restriction on the carrying or of
6    possession of a firearm. The statute or ordinance shall not
7    specify any criminal penalty for its violation but may
8    specify that persons violating the statute or ordinance may
9    be denied entrance to the building, ordered to leave the
10    building and if the employees of the unit of government, be
11    subjected to disciplinary measures for violation of the
12    provisions of the statute or ordinance. The provisions of
13    this Section shall not apply to any other unit of
14    government.
15        (v) Any portion of an establishment licensed to
16    dispense beer or alcoholic beverages for consumption on the
17    premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily
18    devoted to that purpose.
19        This paragraph (v) does not apply to any bona fide
20    restaurant open to the general public having dining
21    facilities for at least 25 persons and that receives at
22    least 50% of its gross annual income from the dining
23    facilities by the sale of food.
24        (vi) Any area of an airport to which access is
25    controlled by the inspection of persons and property.
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1    prohibited by federal law.
2        (viii) Inside any elementary or secondary school
3    facility without the consent of school authorities.
4        (ix) Any portion of a building used as a child care
5    facility without the consent of the manager. Nothing in
6    this Section shall prevent the operator of a child care
7    facility in a family home from owning or possessing a
8    firearm or permit.
9        (x) A riverboat gambling operation or horse racing
10    facility accessible by the public.
11        (xi) Any gated area of an amusement park.
12        (xii) Any stadium, arena, or collegiate or
13    professional sporting event.
14        (xiii) A church or other place of religious worship.
15    A violation of this subsection (a) is a Class A
17    A concealed firearm permit does not authorize the concealed
18carrying or transportation of a stun gun or taser.
19    (b) The owner, business or commercial lessee, manager of a
20private business enterprise, or any other organization,
21entity, or person may prohibit persons holding a permit for
22concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms on the
23premises and may prohibit employees, not under a collective
24bargaining agreement, not authorized by the employer, holding a
25permit for concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms
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1premises are open to the public, the employer of the business
2enterprise shall post signs on or about the premises if
3carrying a concealed firearm is prohibited. Possession of a
4firearm in a vehicle on the premises shall not be a criminal
5offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle
6or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises. An employer
7may prohibit employees, not under a collective bargaining
8agreement, or other persons holding a permit for a concealed
9firearm from carrying a concealed firearm in vehicles owned by
10the employer. Carrying of a concealed firearm in a location
11specified in this subsection by a permit holder shall not be a
12criminal act but may subject the person to denial to the
13premises or removal from the premises.
14    (c) Any owner, business or commercial lessee, manager of a
15private business enterprise, or any other organization,
16entity, or person that prohibits persons holding a permit for
17concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms on the
18premises shall be civilly liable for any injury from a criminal
19act upon a person holding a permit for carrying a concealed
20firearm who was prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm on
21the premises.
22    Section 75. Immunity of sheriff, employees, and agents. The
23office of the county sheriff, or any employee or agent of the
24county sheriff, shall not be liable for damages in any civil
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1renewing, or failure to revoke permits issued under this Act.
2The office of the county sheriff or any employee or agent of
3the office of the county sheriff shall not be liable for
4submitting specific and articulable reasons why an applicant
5should be denied a permit, unless the objection contains false,
6malicious or inaccurate information. The sheriff or municipal
7police department filing the objection shall bear all of the
8applicant's costs if the applicant prevails in an appeal.
9    Section 80. Applicant training.
10    (a) The applicant training course shall be the standardized
11training course furnished by the Board and taught by a
12qualified firearms instructor, consisting of:
13        (1) Eight hours of classroom instruction, covering at
14    least the following topics:
15            (i) handgun safety in the classroom, at home, on
16        the firing range and while carrying the firearm;
17            (ii) the basic principles of marksmanship;
18            (iii) care and cleaning of handguns;
19            (iv) by means of a videotape produced or approved
20        by the Board:
21                (A) the requirements for obtaining a concealed
22            firearms permit in this State;
23                (B) laws relating to firearms as prescribed in
24            the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act,
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1            U.S.C. 921 through 930; and
2                (C) laws relating to the justifiable use of
3            force as prescribed in Article 7 of the Criminal
4            Code of 1961;
5            (v) a written exam not to exceed 100 questions
6        testing the knowledge of the applicant on the subject
7        matter covered in the course.
8        (2) Live firing exercises of sufficient duration for
9    each applicant to fire a handgun:
10            (i) from a standing position;
11            (ii) a minimum of 20 rounds;
12            (iii) at a distance of 7 yards from a B-21
13        silhouette target, or an equivalent as approved by the
14        Board.
15    (b) The classroom portion of the course may be, at the
16qualified firearms instructor's discretion, divided into
17segments of not less than 2 hours each.
18    (c) (1) An applicant training course shall not be open to
19persons who are less than 21 years of age.
20    (2) Applicant training course students shall complete a
21course application form, which shall include a statement
22acknowledging receipt of copies of pertinent statutory
23provisions listed in clauses (A), (B), and (C) of subparagraph
24(iv) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) and a liability waiver.
25    (3) The course application form may be obtained from the
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1    (d) At the conclusion of the classroom portion of the
2applicant training course, the qualified firearms instructor
4        (1) distribute a standard course examination to the
5    students;
6        (2) not leave the room in which the examination is
7    being held while the examination is in progress;
8        (3) collect examination booklets and answer sheets
9    from each student at the end of the examination period;
10        (4) not grade the examinations in the presence of
11    students; and
12        (5) not divulge an applicant's numeric score on the day
13    of the examination, but the instructor may indicate whether
14    an applicant passed or failed the examination.
15    (f) A person shall not:
16        (1) Make an unauthorized copy of the applicant training
17    course examination, in whole or in part;
18        (2) Possess the applicant training course examination,
19    or questions from the examination, unless authorized by the
20    Department; or
21        (3) Divulge the contents of an applicant training
22    course examination question to another person.
23    (g) (1) Students shall provide their own safe, functional
24handgun and factory-loaded ammunition.
25    (2) Prior to conducting range firing, the certified
26firearms instructor shall:



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1        (i) inspect each applicant's firearm; and
2        (ii) not allow the firing of a handgun that is not in
3    sound mechanical condition or otherwise may pose a safety
4    hazard.
5    (h) Grades of "passing" shall not be given on range work to
6an applicant who:
7        (1) does not follow the orders of the certified
8    firearms instructor;
9        (2) in the judgment of the certified firearms
10    instructor, handles a firearm in a manner that poses a
11    danger to the applicant or to others; or
12        (3) during the testing portion of the range work fails
13    to hit the silhouette portion of the target with a majority
14    of 20 rounds.
15    (i) Certified firearms instructors shall:
16        (1) allow monitoring of their classes by officials of
17    any certifying agency;
18        (2) make all course records available upon demand to
19    authorized personnel of the Board; and
20        (3) not divulge course records except as authorized by
21    the certifying agency.
22    (j)(1) Fees for applicant training courses shall not exceed
23$125 per student.
24        (2) Qualified firearms instructors shall collect the
25    fee and remit $25 of the fee to the Board.
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1    otherwise do not complete the course.
2    (k) An applicant training course shall not have more than
340 students in the classroom portion or more than 5 students
4per range officer engaged in range firing.
5    (l) Within 3 working days after the completion of the
6course, the certified firearms instructor shall:
7        (1) grade the examinations, and
8        (2) mail to the Board:
9            (i) the completed course application form, showing
10        the student's score on the written examination and
11        indicating whether the student passed or failed the
12        range work, and
13            (ii) the graded examinations.
14    (m) Within 15 days after receipt of the material described
15in subsection (1), the Board shall mail to the applicant:
16        (i) A certificate of successful course completion; or
17        (ii) Notification that the applicant has failed the
18    course and will not be certified.
19    (n) A student shall be issued a certificate of completion
20if he or she:
21         (i) answers at least 70% of the written examination
22    questions correctly; and
23        (ii) achieves a grade of "passing" on the range work.
24    (o) (i) Students who score below 70% on the written
25examination may retake the examination one time without having
26to retake the course.



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1        (ii) Students who do not achieve a grade of "passing"
2    on the range work may repeat the range work twice without
3    having to retake the course.
4        (iii) Notices of failure will include information on
5    whether the student failed the written exam, the range
6    firing, or both.
7    Section 90. Firearms instructor certification. The Board
8shall certify instructors who have met the requirements of this
10    (a) Persons who are not certified firearms instructors
11shall not teach applicant training courses.
12    (b) Persons who are not certified firearms instructors
13shall not advertise or otherwise represent courses they teach
14as qualifying their students to meet the requirements to
15receive a permit to carry concealed firearms in this State.
16    (c) Persons who are not certified instructor trainers shall
17not teach instructor qualification courses.
18    (d) Persons wishing to become certified firearms
19instructors shall:
20        (1) be at least 21 years of age;
21        (2) be a citizen of the United States; and
22        (3) meet the requirements of subsection (b) of Section
23    20. Persons wishing to become instructor trainers, in
24    addition to the other requirements of this subsection (d),
25    shall:



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1            (A) possess at least a high school diploma or GED
2        certificate,
3            (B) have at least one of the following valid
4        firearms instructor certifications:
5                (I) National Rifle Association Personal
6            Protection Instructor;
7                (II) National Rifle Association Pistol
8            Marksmanship Instructor;
9                (III) Certification from a firearms
10            instructor's course offered by a State or federal
11            governmental agency; or
12                (IV) A similar firearms instructor qualifying
13            course, approved by the Police Training Board.
14    (e) (1) Applicants shall agree to background checks.
15        (2) An applicant may be disqualified from becoming a
16    certified instructor, or have his or her instructor
17    qualification revoked if the applicant:
18            (A) does not meet the requirements of this Act to
19        possess a concealed firearms permit;
20            (B) provides false or misleading information to
21        the Board; or
22            (C) has had a prior instructor qualification
23        revoked by the Board.
24    (f) The training course to certify firearms instructors and
25instructor trainers shall include:
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1    the following topics:
2        (i) By means of a videotape produced or approved by the
3    Board:
4            (A) the requirements for obtaining a concealed
5        firearms permit in this State;
6            (B) laws relating to firearms as contained in the
7        Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, Article 24 of
8        the Criminal Code of 1961, and 18 U.S.C. 921 through
9        930;
10            (C) laws relating to the justifiable use of force
11        as contained in Article 7 of the Criminal Code of 1961;
12            (D) the conduct of applicant training courses;
13            (E) record-keeping requirements of this Act;
14            (F) the basic nomenclature of handguns;
15            (G) the basic principles of marksmanship; and
16            (H) the safe handling of handguns.
17        (2) A classroom demonstration, during which the
18    instructor candidate shall receive instruction on and
19    demonstrate competency in the ability to prepare and
20    deliver a classroom presentation using materials from the
21    applicant curriculum.
22        (3) Range instruction and firing of live ammunition,
23    during which the instructor candidate shall receive
24    instruction on and demonstrate competency in the ability
25    to:
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1        accurately;
2            (ii) conduct a function test and safety inspection
3        of common types of handguns;
4            (iii) clean common types of handguns; and
5            (iv) supervise and conduct live firing exercises
6        in a safe and efficient manner.
7    (g) To qualify as a certified firearms instructor or
8instructor trainer, instructor candidates shall achieve:
9        (1) A minimum score of 70% on a written examination
10    covering the material taught during the classroom portion
11    of the course;
12        (2) A minimum score of 80% on range firing of a handgun
13    from the standing position while aiming at a B-21 PC
14    silhouette target or an equivalent as approved by the
15    Board, with a minimum of:
16            (i) ten rounds from 7 yards; and
17            (ii) ten rounds from 15 yards; and
18            (iii) a score of "passing" from the course
19        instructor for demonstrating competency in each of the
20        following:
21                (A) Supervising and conducting live fire;
22                (B) Cleaning and inspecting handguns; and
23                (C) Preparing and delivering the classroom
24            lecture.
25    (h) Instructor candidates who fail to meet the minimum
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1examination, range work, or classroom demonstration one time
2without having to repeat the course.
3    (i) Qualified firearms instructor and instructor trainer
4certificates shall be valid for 5 years from the date of
5issuance. Qualified firearms instructors or instructor
6trainers may renew their certification by successfully
7completing a refresher course offered or approved by the Board.
8    (j) The fees for instructor trainer or refresher courses
9shall be $100 per student.
10        (1) The fees for qualified instructor courses shall be
11    no more than $100 per student. The instructor trainer shall
12    remit $25 per student to the Board.
13        (2) Fees shall not be refunded to those who do not pass
14    or otherwise fail to complete a course.
15    (k) Course participants shall provide their own safe,
16functional handgun and factory-loaded ammunition.
17    (l) Prior to conducting range firing, the course instructor
19        (i) inspect each applicant's firearm; and
20        (ii) not allow the firing of a handgun which is not in
21    sound mechanical condition or otherwise may pose a safety
22    hazard.
23    Section 95. Study. The Secretary of State shall conduct a
24study, to determine the cost and feasibility of creating a
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1means to show that an individual has been issued a permit to
2carry a concealed firearm by the sheriff on the person's
3driver's license or State identification card.
4    Section 100. Report. By March 1 of each year, the
5Department of State Police shall submit a statistical report to
6the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of
7the House of Representatives, indicating the number of permits
8issued, revoked, suspended, denied and issued after appeal in
9the previous calendar year and in total and also the number of
10permits currently valid. The report shall also include the
11number of arrests, convictions and types of crimes in the
12previous calendar year by individuals issued permits to carry a
13concealed firearm.
14    Section 105. Preemption. The regulating of carrying
15firearms being an exclusive function of the State under Section
1624-1 and 24-1.6 of the Criminal Code of 1961, an ordinance of a
17unit of local government, including a home rule unit, is
18invalid if it is inconsistent with the Family and Personal
19Protection Act. It is declared to be the policy of this State
20that the regulation of the right to carry concealed firearms
21and the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms is an
22exclusive power and function of the State. A home rule unit may
23not regulate the carrying of concealed firearms. This Section
24is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions



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1under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the
2Illinois Constitution.
3    Section 110. Severability. The provisions of this Act are
4severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
5    Section 115. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
6adding Section 10.6 as follows:
7    (50 ILCS 705/10.6 new)
8    Sec. 10.6. Family and Personal Protection Act training
9course. The Board shall initiate, develop, and oversee a
10training course for the Family and Personal Protection Act
11pursuant to that Act. The training course shall include all of
12the subjects enumerated in the Family and Personal Protection
13Act. The Board shall issue a certificate to those persons
14successfully completing the course according to that Act.
15    Section 120. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
16changing Section 24-2 as follows:
17    (720 ILCS 5/24-2)
18    Sec. 24-2. Exemptions.
19    (a) Subsections 24-1(a)(3), 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(10), and
2024-1(a)(13) and Section 24-1.6 do not apply to or affect any of
21the following:



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1        (1) Peace officers, and any person summoned by a peace
2    officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the
3    peace, while actually engaged in assisting such officer.
4        (2) Wardens, superintendents and keepers of prisons,
5    penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the
6    detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense,
7    while in the performance of their official duty, or while
8    commuting between their homes and places of employment.
9        (3) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of
10    the United States or the Illinois National Guard or the
11    Reserve Officers Training Corps, while in the performance
12    of their official duty.
13        (4) Special agents employed by a railroad or a public
14    utility to perform police functions, and guards of armored
15    car companies, while actually engaged in the performance of
16    the duties of their employment or commuting between their
17    homes and places of employment; and watchmen while actually
18    engaged in the performance of the duties of their
19    employment.
20        (5) Persons licensed as private security contractors,
21    private detectives, or private alarm contractors, or
22    employed by an agency certified by the Department of
23    Professional Regulation, if their duties include the
24    carrying of a weapon under the provisions of the Private
25    Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint
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1    in the performance of the duties of their employment or
2    commuting between their homes and places of employment,
3    provided that such commuting is accomplished within one
4    hour from departure from home or place of employment, as
5    the case may be. Persons exempted under this subdivision
6    (a)(5) shall be required to have completed a course of
7    study in firearms handling and training approved and
8    supervised by the Department of Professional Regulation as
9    prescribed by Section 28 of the Private Detective, Private
10    Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith
11    Act of 2004, prior to becoming eligible for this exemption.
12    The Department of Professional Regulation shall provide
13    suitable documentation demonstrating the successful
14    completion of the prescribed firearms training. Such
15    documentation shall be carried at all times when such
16    persons are in possession of a concealable weapon.
17        (6) Any person regularly employed in a commercial or
18    industrial operation as a security guard for the protection
19    of persons employed and private property related to such
20    commercial or industrial operation, while actually engaged
21    in the performance of his or her duty or traveling between
22    sites or properties belonging to the employer, and who, as
23    a security guard, is a member of a security force of at
24    least 5 persons registered with the Department of
25    Professional Regulation; provided that such security guard
26    has successfully completed a course of study, approved by



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1    and supervised by the Department of Professional
2    Regulation, consisting of not less than 40 hours of
3    training that includes the theory of law enforcement,
4    liability for acts, and the handling of weapons. A person
5    shall be considered eligible for this exemption if he or
6    she has completed the required 20 hours of training for a
7    security officer and 20 hours of required firearm training,
8    and has been issued a firearm control card by the
9    Department of Professional Regulation. Conditions for the
10    renewal of firearm control cards issued under the
11    provisions of this Section shall be the same as for those
12    cards issued under the provisions of the Private Detective,
13    Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and
14    Locksmith Act of 2004. Such firearm control card shall be
15    carried by the security guard at all times when he or she
16    is in possession of a concealable weapon.
17        (7) Agents and investigators of the Illinois
18    Legislative Investigating Commission authorized by the
19    Commission to carry the weapons specified in subsections
20    24-1(a)(3) and 24-1(a)(4), while on duty in the course of
21    any investigation for the Commission.
22        (8) Persons employed by a financial institution for the
23    protection of other employees and property related to such
24    financial institution, while actually engaged in the
25    performance of their duties, commuting between their homes
26    and places of employment, or traveling between sites or



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1    properties owned or operated by such financial
2    institution, provided that any person so employed has
3    successfully completed a course of study, approved by and
4    supervised by the Department of Professional Regulation,
5    consisting of not less than 40 hours of training which
6    includes theory of law enforcement, liability for acts, and
7    the handling of weapons. A person shall be considered to be
8    eligible for this exemption if he or she has completed the
9    required 20 hours of training for a security officer and 20
10    hours of required firearm training, and has been issued a
11    firearm control card by the Department of Professional
12    Regulation. Conditions for renewal of firearm control
13    cards issued under the provisions of this Section shall be
14    the same as for those issued under the provisions of the
15    Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security,
16    Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Such firearm
17    control card shall be carried by the person so trained at
18    all times when such person is in possession of a
19    concealable weapon. For purposes of this subsection,
20    "financial institution" means a bank, savings and loan
21    association, credit union or company providing armored car
22    services.
23        (9) Any person employed by an armored car company to
24    drive an armored car, while actually engaged in the
25    performance of his duties.
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1    pursuant to the Peace Officer Fire Investigation Act.
2        (11) Investigators of the Office of the State's
3    Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor authorized by the board of
4    governors of the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate
5    Prosecutor to carry weapons pursuant to Section 7.06 of the
6    State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act.
7        (12) Special investigators appointed by a State's
8    Attorney under Section 3-9005 of the Counties Code.
9        (12.5) Probation officers while in the performance of
10    their duties, or while commuting between their homes,
11    places of employment or specific locations that are part of
12    their assigned duties, with the consent of the chief judge
13    of the circuit for which they are employed.
14        (13) Court Security Officers while in the performance
15    of their official duties, or while commuting between their
16    homes and places of employment, with the consent of the
17    Sheriff.
18        (13.5) A person employed as an armed security guard at
19    a nuclear energy, storage, weapons or development site or
20    facility regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
21    who has completed the background screening and training
22    mandated by the rules and regulations of the Nuclear
23    Regulatory Commission.
24        (14) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of weapons
25    to persons authorized under subdivisions (1) through
26    (13.5) of this subsection to possess those weapons.



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1    (b) Subsections 24-1(a)(4) and 24-1(a)(10) and Section
224-1.6 do not apply to or affect any of the following:
3        (1) Members of any club or organization organized for
4    the purpose of practicing shooting at targets upon
5    established target ranges, whether public or private, and
6    patrons of such ranges, while such members or patrons are
7    using their firearms on those target ranges.
8        (2) Duly authorized military or civil organizations
9    while parading, with the special permission of the
10    Governor.
11        (3) Hunters, trappers or fishermen with a license or
12    permit while engaged in hunting, trapping or fishing.
13        (4) Transportation of weapons that are broken down in a
14    non-functioning state or are not immediately accessible.
15        (5) Carrying or possessing any pistol, revolver, stun
16    gun or taser or other firearm on the land or in the legal
17    dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's
18    permission.
19        (6) Carrying a concealed firearm by a permittee who has
20    been issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm under the
21    Family and Personal Protection Act.
22    (c) Subsection 24-1(a)(7) does not apply to or affect any
23of the following:
24        (1) Peace officers while in performance of their
25    official duties.
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1    penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the
2    detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense.
3        (3) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of
4    the United States or the Illinois National Guard, while in
5    the performance of their official duty.
6        (4) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of machine
7    guns to persons authorized under subdivisions (1) through
8    (3) of this subsection to possess machine guns, if the
9    machine guns are broken down in a non-functioning state or
10    are not immediately accessible.
11        (5) Persons licensed under federal law to manufacture
12    any weapon from which 8 or more shots or bullets can be
13    discharged by a single function of the firing device, or
14    ammunition for such weapons, and actually engaged in the
15    business of manufacturing such weapons or ammunition, but
16    only with respect to activities which are within the lawful
17    scope of such business, such as the manufacture,
18    transportation, or testing of such weapons or ammunition.
19    This exemption does not authorize the general private
20    possession of any weapon from which 8 or more shots or
21    bullets can be discharged by a single function of the
22    firing device, but only such possession and activities as
23    are within the lawful scope of a licensed manufacturing
24    business described in this paragraph.
25        During transportation, such weapons shall be broken
26    down in a non-functioning state or not immediately



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1    accessible.
2        (6) The manufacture, transport, testing, delivery,
3    transfer or sale, and all lawful commercial or experimental
4    activities necessary thereto, of rifles, shotguns, and
5    weapons made from rifles or shotguns, or ammunition for
6    such rifles, shotguns or weapons, where engaged in by a
7    person operating as a contractor or subcontractor pursuant
8    to a contract or subcontract for the development and supply
9    of such rifles, shotguns, weapons or ammunition to the
10    United States government or any branch of the Armed Forces
11    of the United States, when such activities are necessary
12    and incident to fulfilling the terms of such contract.
13        The exemption granted under this subdivision (c)(6)
14    shall also apply to any authorized agent of any such
15    contractor or subcontractor who is operating within the
16    scope of his employment, where such activities involving
17    such weapon, weapons or ammunition are necessary and
18    incident to fulfilling the terms of such contract.
19        During transportation, any such weapon shall be broken
20    down in a non-functioning state, or not immediately
21    accessible.
22    (d) Subsection 24-1(a)(1) does not apply to the purchase,
23possession or carrying of a black-jack or slung-shot by a peace
25    (e) Subsection 24-1(a)(8) does not apply to any owner,
26manager or authorized employee of any place specified in that



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1subsection nor to any law enforcement officer.
2    (f) Subsection 24-1(a)(4) and subsection 24-1(a)(10) and
3Section 24-1.6 do not apply to members of any club or
4organization organized for the purpose of practicing shooting
5at targets upon established target ranges, whether public or
6private, while using their firearms on those target ranges.
7    (g) Subsections 24-1(a)(11) and 24-3.1(a)(6) do not apply
9        (1) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of
10    the United States or the Illinois National Guard, while in
11    the performance of their official duty.
12        (2) Bonafide collectors of antique or surplus military
13    ordinance.
14        (3) Laboratories having a department of forensic
15    ballistics, or specializing in the development of
16    ammunition or explosive ordinance.
17        (4) Commerce, preparation, assembly or possession of
18    explosive bullets by manufacturers of ammunition licensed
19    by the federal government, in connection with the supply of
20    those organizations and persons exempted by subdivision
21    (g)(1) of this Section, or like organizations and persons
22    outside this State, or the transportation of explosive
23    bullets to any organization or person exempted in this
24    Section by a common carrier or by a vehicle owned or leased
25    by an exempted manufacturer.
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1persons licensed under federal law to manufacture any device or
2attachment of any kind designed, used, or intended for use in
3silencing the report of any firearm, firearms, or ammunition
4for those firearms equipped with those devices, and actually
5engaged in the business of manufacturing those devices,
6firearms, or ammunition, but only with respect to activities
7that are within the lawful scope of that business, such as the
8manufacture, transportation, or testing of those devices,
9firearms, or ammunition. This exemption does not authorize the
10general private possession of any device or attachment of any
11kind designed, used, or intended for use in silencing the
12report of any firearm, but only such possession and activities
13as are within the lawful scope of a licensed manufacturing
14business described in this subsection (g-5). During
15transportation, those devices shall be detached from any weapon
16or not immediately accessible.
17    (g-6) Subsections 24-1(a)(4) and 24-1(a)(10) and Section
1824-1.6 do not apply to or affect any parole agent or parole
19supervisor who meets the qualifications and conditions
20prescribed in Section 3-14-1.5 of the Unified Code of
22    (g-10) Subsections 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(8), and
2324-1(a)(10), and Sections 24-1.6 and 24-3.1 do not apply to an
24athlete's possession, transport on official Olympic and
25Paralympic transit systems established for athletes, or use of
26competition firearms sanctioned by the International Olympic



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1Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the
2International Shooting Sport Federation, or USA Shooting in
3connection with such athlete's training for and participation
4in shooting competitions at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic
5Games and sanctioned test events leading up to the 2016 Olympic
6and Paralympic Games.
7    (h) An information or indictment based upon a violation of
8any subsection of this Article need not negative any exemptions
9contained in this Article. The defendant shall have the burden
10of proving such an exemption.
11    (i) Nothing in this Article shall prohibit, apply to, or
12affect the transportation, carrying, or possession, of any
13pistol or revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm consigned
14to a common carrier operating under license of the State of
15Illinois or the federal government, where such transportation,
16carrying, or possession is incident to the lawful
17transportation in which such common carrier is engaged; and
18nothing in this Article shall prohibit, apply to, or affect the
19transportation, carrying, or possession of any pistol,
20revolver, stun gun, taser, or other firearm, not the subject of
21and regulated by subsection 24-1(a)(7) or subsection 24-2(c) of
22this Article, which is unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm
23carrying box, shipping box, or other container, by the
24possessor of a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card.
25(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-613, eff. 9-11-07;
2695-885, eff. 1-1-09; 96-7, eff. 4-3-09; 96-230, eff. 1-1-10;



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196-742, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
2    Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.