Bill Status of HB5374 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER
Rep. Daniel Didech and Margaret Croke
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel, equipment, reporting to law enforcement, or legal action to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from inspection and copying records concerning a school employee's determination about whether an individual poses a clear and present danger, a school district's report of a threat to law enforcement, or an action by a school district under the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has been determined to pose a clear and present danger, it shall determine whether to file an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act with that person as the respondent. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that when the Illinois State Police is notified that a person has been determined to pose a clear and present danger, the Illinois State Police shall determine whether to revoke the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and whether to file an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act with that person as the respondent. Provides that any information disclosed under this provision shall remain privileged and confidential, and shall not be redisclosed, except as required under the provisions reporting a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index, Denied Persons Files or for the purpose of an action under the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a school district board of directors or board of education may by policy or resolution authorize a designee or designees to file petitions for firearms restraining orders on its behalf with or without prior board approval of a specific petition. Provides that for any petition filed by a designee without prior board approval, the board must approve a resolution ratifying the specific petition as soon as possible after the filing of the petition, but no later than 30 days after the filing of the petition.