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Full Text of HB2584  95th General Assembly


Executive Committee

Adopted in House Comm. on May 29, 2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2584 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
5 changing Section 24-9 as follows:
6     (720 ILCS 5/24-9)
7     Sec. 24-9. Firearms; 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 14 years who does not
12 have a Firearm Owners Identification Card is likely to gain
13 access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the
14 minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor,
15 and the minor causes death or great bodily harm with the
16 firearm, unless the firearm is:



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1         (1) secured by a device or mechanism, other than the
2     firearm safety, designed to render a firearm temporarily
3     inoperable; or
4         (2) placed in a securely locked box or container; or
5         (3) placed in some other location that a reasonable
6     person would believe to be secure from a minor under the
7     age of 14 years.
8     (b) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty
9 of a Class C misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than
10 $1,000. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a
11 Class A misdemeanor.
12     (c) Subsection (a) does not apply:
13         (1) if the minor under 14 years of age gains access to
14     a firearm and uses it in a lawful act of self-defense or
15     defense of another; or
16         (2) to any firearm obtained by a minor under the age of
17     14 because of an unlawful entry of the premises by the
18     minor or another person.
19     (d) For the purposes of this Section, "firearm" has the
20 meaning ascribed to it in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners
21 Identification Card Act.
22 (Source: P.A. 91-18, eff. 1-1-00.)".