Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no person may possess a vehicle security circumvention device if he or she has previously been convicted of specified felonies under the Code. Provides that only a mechanic, a licensed new or used vehicle dealer, a licensed locksmith, a repossession agent, or a State or local law enforcement officer may possess a vehicle security circumvention device. Provides that any seller of a vehicle security circumvention device shall: (1) conduct a criminal background check on a buyer before completing the sale; and (2) confirm that the buyer may lawfully possess a vehicle security circumvention device before completing the sale. Provides criminal penalties.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following changes: allows employees of facilities subject to the Automotive Repair Act and Automotive Collision Repair Act (instead of mechanics) to possess a vehicle security circumvention device; specifies that language prohibiting the possession or sale of vehicle security circumvention devices by or to persons convicted of certain felonies applies only with respect to convictions within the previous 5 years.