Bill Status of HB2531  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS-FIREARMS

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett, Deanne M. Mazzochi, Mark Batinick, Seth Lewis, Jeff Keicher, Keith R. Wheeler and Bradley Stephens

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 705/2from Ch. 85, par. 502
720 ILCS 5/24-2
730 ILCS 5/3-2-13 new
730 ILCS 125/26.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed weapon. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/18/2021HouseTo Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Stephens
  5/31/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  5/31/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs