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Full Text of HB0731  95th General Assembly



HB0731 Engrossed LRB095 07926 RLC 28088 b

1     AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by changing
5 Section 24-9 as follows:
6     (720 ILCS 5/24-9)
7     Sec. 24-9. Firearms; minor protection Child Protection.
8     (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), it is unlawful
9 for any person to store or leave, within premises under his or
10 her control, a firearm if the person knows or has reason to
11 believe that a minor under the age of 18 14 years who does not
12 have a Firearm Owners Identification Card or who is not serving
13 in the military is likely to gain access to the firearm without
14 the lawful permission of the minor's parent, guardian, or
15 person having charge of the minor, and the minor causes death
16 or great bodily harm with the firearm, unless the firearm is:
17         (1) secured by a device or mechanism, other than the
18     firearm safety, designed to render a firearm temporarily
19     inoperable; or
20         (2) placed in a securely locked box or container; or
21         (3) (blank) placed in some other location that a
22     reasonable person would believe to be secure from a minor
23     under the age of 14 years.



HB0731 Engrossed - 2 - LRB095 07926 RLC 28088 b

1     (b) Sentence.
2         (1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of
3     this subsection (b), a A person who violates this Section
4     is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and shall be fined not
5     less than $1,000. A second or subsequent violation of this
6     Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
7         (2) Except as provided in subsection (c), a person who
8     violates subsection (a) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor
9     if a minor under the age of 18 causes death or great bodily
10     harm with the firearm stored or left in violation of this
11     Section.
12     (c) Paragraph (2) of subsection (b) Subsection (a) does not
13 apply:
14         (1) if the minor under 18 14 years of age gains access
15     to a firearm and uses it in a lawful act of self-defense or
16     defense of another; or
17         (2) to any firearm obtained by a minor under the age of
18     18 14 because of an unlawful entry of the premises by the
19     minor or another person.
20     (d) For the purposes of this Section, "firearm" has the
21 meaning ascribed to it in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners
22 Identification Card Act.
23 (Source: P.A. 91-18, eff. 1-1-00.)