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Full Text of SB1937  102nd General Assembly

SB1937 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB1937

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Dale Fowler

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
430 ILCS 66/65

    Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the prohibition against a licensee carrying a firearm into any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government does not apply to any rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation or to buildings located in rest areas under the control of the Department of Transportation. Eliminates provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds. Eliminates provision that a licensee shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a municipality or park district. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Firearm Concealed Carry Act is amended by
5changing Section 65 as follows:
 
6    (430 ILCS 66/65)
7    Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
8    (a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a
9firearm on or into:
10        (1) Any building, real property, and parking area
11    under the control of a public or private elementary or
12    secondary school.
13        (2) Any building, real property, and parking area
14    under the control of a pre-school or child care facility,
15    including any room or portion of a building under the
16    control of a pre-school or child care facility. Nothing in
17    this paragraph shall prevent the operator of a child care
18    facility in a family home from owning or possessing a
19    firearm in the home or license under this Act, if no child
20    under child care at the home is present in the home or the
21    firearm in the home is stored in a locked container when a
22    child under child care at the home is present in the home.
23        (3) Any building, parking area, or portion of a

 

 

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1    building under the control of an officer of the executive
2    or legislative branch of government, provided that nothing
3    in this paragraph shall prohibit a licensee from carrying
4    a concealed firearm onto the real property, bikeway, or
5    trail in a park regulated by the Department of Natural
6    Resources or any other designated public hunting area or
7    building where firearm possession is permitted as
8    established by the Department of Natural Resources under
9    Section 1.8 of the Wildlife Code. This paragraph (3) does
10    not apply to any rest areas under the control of the
11    Department of Transportation or to buildings located in
12    rest areas under the control of the Department of
13    Transportation.
14        (4) Any building designated for matters before a
15    circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or
16    any building or portion of a building under the control of
17    the Supreme Court.
18        (5) Any building or portion of a building under the
19    control of a unit of local government.
20        (6) Any building, real property, and parking area
21    under the control of an adult or juvenile detention or
22    correctional institution, prison, or jail.
23        (7) Any building, real property, and parking area
24    under the control of a public or private hospital or
25    hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing
26    home.

 

 

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1        (8) (Blank). Any bus, train, or form of transportation
2    paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any
3    building, real property, and parking area under the
4    control of a public transportation facility paid for in
5    whole or in part with public funds.
6        (9) Any building, real property, and parking area
7    under the control of an establishment that serves alcohol
8    on its premises, if more than 50% of the establishment's
9    gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale
10    of alcohol. The owner of an establishment who knowingly
11    fails to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises as
12    provided in this paragraph or who knowingly makes a false
13    statement or record to avoid the prohibition on concealed
14    firearms under this paragraph is subject to the penalty
15    under subsection (c-5) of Section 10-1 of the Liquor
16    Control Act of 1934.
17        (10) Any public gathering or special event conducted
18    on property open to the public that requires the issuance
19    of a permit from the unit of local government, provided
20    this prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must
21    walk through a public gathering in order to access his or
22    her residence, place of business, or vehicle.
23        (11) Any building or real property that has been
24    issued a Special Event Retailer's license as defined in
25    Section 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time
26    designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event

 

 

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1    Retailer's license, or a Special use permit license as
2    defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor
3    Control Act during the time designated for the sale of
4    alcohol by the Special use permit license.
5        (12) Any public playground.
6        (13) (Blank). Any public park, athletic area, or
7    athletic facility under the control of a municipality or
8    park district, provided nothing in this Section shall
9    prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm
10    while on a trail or bikeway if only a portion of the trail
11    or bikeway includes a public park.
12        (14) Any real property under the control of the Cook
13    County Forest Preserve District.
14        (15) Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical
15    clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue,
16    entertainment venue, officially recognized
17    university-related organization property, whether owned or
18    leased, and any real property, including parking areas,
19    sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public
20    or private community college, college, or university.
21        (16) Any building, real property, or parking area
22    under the control of a gaming facility licensed under the
23    Illinois Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of
24    1975, including an inter-track wagering location licensee.
25        (17) Any stadium, arena, or the real property or
26    parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any

 

 

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1    collegiate or professional sporting event.
2        (18) Any building, real property, or parking area
3    under the control of a public library.
4        (19) Any building, real property, or parking area
5    under the control of an airport.
6        (20) Any building, real property, or parking area
7    under the control of an amusement park.
8        (21) Any building, real property, or parking area
9    under the control of a zoo or museum.
10        (22) Any street, driveway, parking area, property,
11    building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used
12    by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site
13    or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory
14    Commission. The licensee shall not under any circumstance
15    store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle or in a
16    compartment or container within a vehicle located anywhere
17    in or on the street, driveway, parking area, property,
18    building, or facility described in this paragraph.
19        (23) Any area where firearms are prohibited under
20    federal law.
21    (a-5) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a public or
22private community college, college, or university from:
23        (1) prohibiting persons from carrying a firearm within
24    a vehicle owned, leased, or controlled by the college or
25    university;
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1    regarding student, employee, or visitor misconduct and
2    discipline, including suspension and expulsion;
3        (3) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies
4    regarding the storage or maintenance of firearms, which
5    must include designated areas where persons can park
6    vehicles that carry firearms; and
7        (4) permitting the carrying or use of firearms for the
8    purpose of instruction and curriculum of officially
9    recognized programs, including but not limited to military
10    science and law enforcement training programs, or in any
11    designated area used for hunting purposes or target
12    shooting.
13    (a-10) The owner of private real property of any type may
14prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property
15under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in
16accordance with subsection (d) of this Section indicating that
17firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property
18is a private residence.
19    (b) Notwithstanding subsections (a), (a-5), and (a-10) of
20this Section except under paragraph (22) or (23) of subsection
21(a), any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm
22into the parking area of a prohibited location specified in
23subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-10) of this Section shall be
24permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her
25person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a
26firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked

 

 

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1vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the
2vehicle in the parking area. A licensee may carry a concealed
3firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle
4within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited
5purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the
6vehicle's trunk. For purposes of this subsection, "case"
7includes a glove compartment or console that completely
8encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the
9vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other
10container.
11    (c) A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section
12while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that
13touches or crosses any of the premises under subsection (a),
14(a-5), or (a-10) of this Section if the concealed firearm is
15carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions
16of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the
17licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of
18law.
19    (d) Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is
20prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the
21entrance of a building, premises, or real property specified
22in this Section as a prohibited area, unless the building or
23premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform
24design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches
25by 6 inches in size. The Department shall adopt rules for
26standardized signs to be used under this subsection.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.