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Full Text of HB3943  102nd General Assembly

HB3943 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3943

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Prohibits the transfer of .50 caliber ammunition and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (30 rounds or more). Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the person may transfer .50 caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding device only to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining it in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. Provides exemptions. Provides that a person who knowingly transfers or causes to be transferred .50 caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding devices commits a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation or for the transfer of 2 or more of these caliber bullets or devices at the same time. Defines various terms. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 24-1.9 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new)
7    Sec. 24-1.9. Transfer of a .50 caliber ammunition and
8large capacity ammunition feeding devices; prohibited.
9    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
10        ".50 caliber cartridge" means a cartridge in .50 BMG
11    caliber or .50 caliber, either by designation or actual
12    measurement, that is capable of being fired from a
13    centerfire rifle. The term ".50 caliber cartridge" does
14    not include any memorabilia or display item that is filled
15    with a permanent inert substance or that is otherwise
16    permanently altered in a manner that prevents ready
17    modification for use as live ammunition or shotgun
18    ammunition with a caliber measurement that is equal to or
19    greater than .50 caliber.
20        "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means:
21            (A) a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar
22        device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily
23        restored or converted to accept, 30 rounds or more of

 

 

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1        ammunition; or
2            (B) any combination of parts from which a device
3        described in subparagraph (A) can be assembled.
4        "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" does not
5    include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and
6    capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire
7    ammunition or a feeding device that has been permanently
8    altered so that it cannot accommodate 30 rounds or more.
9    "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" does not
10    include a tubular magazine that is contained in a
11    lever-action firearm or any device that has been made
12    permanently inoperable.
13    (b) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), on and
14after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
15General Assembly, it is unlawful for any person within this
16State to knowingly transfer or cause to be transferred .50
17caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding
18device.
19    (c) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
20of the 102nd General Assembly, the person may transfer .50
21caliber ammunition or a large capacity ammunition feeding
22device only to an heir, an individual residing in another
23state maintaining it in another state, or a dealer licensed as
24a federal firearms dealer under Section 923 of the federal Gun
25Control Act of 1968. Within 10 days after transfer of the .50
26caliber ammunition or device except to an heir, the person

 

 

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1shall notify the Department of State Police of the name and
2address of the transferee and comply with the requirements of
3subsection (b) of Section 3 of the Firearm Owners
4Identification Card Act. A person to whom the ammunition or
5device is transferred may transfer it only as provided in this
6subsection.
7    (d) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
8following:
9        (1) a transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
10    capacity ammunition feeding device to a peace officer;
11        (2) a transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
12    capacity ammunition feeding device by a local law
13    enforcement agency for the purpose of equipping the
14    agency's peace officers;
15        (3) a transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
16    capacity ammunition feeding device to a warden,
17    superintendent, or keeper of a prison, penitentiary, jail,
18    or other institution for the detention of persons accused
19    or convicted of an offense;
20        (4) a transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
21    capacity ammunition feeding device to a member of the
22    Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States or
23    the Illinois National Guard, while in the performance of
24    his or her official duties or while traveling to or from
25    their place of duty;
26        (5) a transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large

 

 

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1    capacity ammunition feeding device to a company that
2    employs armed security officers in this State at a nuclear
3    energy, storage, weapons, or development site or facility
4    regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and
5    persons employed as an armed security force member at a
6    nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or
7    facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory
8    Commission who have completed the background screening and
9    training mandated by the rules and regulations of the
10    federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and while in the
11    performance of his or her official duties;
12        (6) the transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
13    capacity ammunition feeding device to persons authorized
14    under paragraphs (1) through (5) of this subsection (d) to
15    transfer those items;
16        (7) the transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
17    capacity ammunition feeding device for transfer in another
18    state; or
19        (8) the transfer of .50 caliber ammunition or a large
20    capacity ammunition feeding device used in firearms for
21    the purpose of rental for use solely as props for a motion
22    picture, television, or video production or entertainment
23    event.
24    (e) Sentence. A person who knowingly transfers or causes
25to be transferred .50 caliber ammunition or a large capacity
26ammunition feeding device in violation of this Section commits

 

 

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1a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for
2a second or subsequent violation or for the transfer of 2 or
3more of these caliber bullets or devices at the same time.
 
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5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.