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 Bill Status of SB1521  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Ellman, Laura Fine, Mary Edly-Allen and Ann Gillespie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/24-9.1 new
720 ILCS 5/24-9 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Provides that the Act may be referred to as Ethan's Law. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to store or keep any firearm on the premises of a residence under the control of the person if the person knows, or reasonably should know, that: (1) a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor; or (2) a resident of the residence is ineligible to possess a firearm under federal, State, or local law. Provides exemptions for safe storage of the firearm. Provides that a person who commits a violation is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $500 per violation. Provides that if a person violates this provision and a minor or a resident who is ineligible to possess a firearm under federal, State, or local law obtains the firearm and causes injury or death to the minor, resident, or any other individual, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that any firearm stored in violation of this provision is subject to seizure and forfeiture. Repeals provisions of the Code relating to firearms and child protection.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/23/2023SenateTo Subcommittee on Firearms
  3/1/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/1/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/10/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/14/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/27/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/18/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie

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