Bill Status of SB2858 99th General Assembly
Short Description: USE/OCC TAX-FIREARMS&AMMO-INS
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Imposes an 18% surcharge on firearms and firearm ammunition. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Firearm Sales Tax Trust Fund. Requires the 18% surcharge to be deposited into the Fund. Subject to appropriation, authorizes the Department of Human Services to make grants to mental health services and crime victim services. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (FOID). Requires firearm safety training to apply for an FOID Card, but exempts anyone who had an FOID card on June 1, 1998 and certain others. Provides that any person who owns a firearm shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of the firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Prohibits multiple sales of firearms within a 30-day period. Creates the offense of unlawful acquisition of firearms. Provides exemptions and affirmative defenses. Penalty is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Increases the penalty for a second or subsequent unlawful use of weapons for possession of a firearm. Increases various penalties for the possession or use of a firearm or weapon in a school or public housing. Prohibits a person not a law enforcement officer from possessing an air rifle in a school or at a school-related activity without the written authorization of the board or officer in charge of the school. Penalty is a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/17/2016||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein|| 2/17/2016||Senate||First Reading|| 2/17/2016||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 3/2/2016||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 3/9/2016||Senate||To Subcommittee on Firearms (JU)|| 4/8/2016||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016|| 4/22/2016||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 13, 2016|| 5/13/2016||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 27, 2016|| 5/27/2016||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016|| 5/31/2016||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|