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 Bill Status of HB0552  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SAFE GUN STORAGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis and Margaret Croke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
720 ILCS 5/24-9


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safe Gun Storage Act. Provides that a firearm owner shall not store or keep any firearm in any premises unless the firearm is secured in a locked container, properly engaged so as to render the firearm inaccessible or unusable to any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user. Provides that if the firearm is carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user, then the firearm is deemed lawfully stored or kept. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $500. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 if any person knows or reasonably should know that a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person is likely to gain access to a firearm belonging to or under the control of that person and a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person obtains the firearm. Provides that a violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 if a minor, an at-risk person, or a prohibited person obtains a firearm and uses it to injure or cause the death of a person or uses the firearm in connection with a crime. Provides that any money received from the collection of a civil penalty shall be deposited in the Mental Health Fund. Makes corresponding changes in the Criminal Code of 2012.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/8/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  3/18/2021HouseTo Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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