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Full Text of HB4296  102nd General Assembly

HB4296 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4296

 

Introduced 1/5/2022, by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
430 ILCS 66/65

    Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowing carry a firearm into a campground, aquatic center, grounds of an aquatic center, boat launch, boating center, athletic venue, picnic grove, nature center, grounds of a nature center, pavilion, grounds of a pavilion, golf course, golf course parking lot, driving range, adventure course, grounds of an adventure course, zipline building, grounds of a zipline, equestrian center, grounds of an equestrian center, exercise venue, grounds of an exercise venue, any Illinois Nature Preserve, Land and Water Reserve, or any public or private gathering or special event conducted on property that requires the issuance of a permit under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District (rather than real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District). Provides that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm in any public park, athletic area, or athletic facility under the control of a forest preserve district or any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a botanic garden.


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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.
10        (4) Any building designated for matters before a
11    circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or
12    any building or portion of a building under the control of
13    the Supreme Court.
14        (5) Any building or portion of a building under the
15    control of a unit of local government.
16        (6) Any building, real property, and parking area
17    under the control of an adult or juvenile detention or
18    correctional institution, prison, or jail.
19        (7) Any building, real property, and parking area
20    under the control of a public or private hospital or
21    hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing
22    home.
23        (8) Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for
24    in whole or in part with public funds, and any building,
25    real property, and parking area under the control of a
26    public transportation facility paid for in whole or in

 

 

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

 

 

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1        (12) Any public playground.
2        (13) Any public park, athletic area, or athletic
3    facility under the control of a municipality, forest
4    preserve district, or park district, provided nothing in
5    this Section shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a
6    concealed firearm while on a trail or bikeway if only a
7    portion of the trail or bikeway includes a public park.
8        (14) Any campground, aquatic center, grounds of an
9    aquatic center, boat launch, boating center, athletic
10    venue, picnic grove, nature center, grounds of a nature
11    center, pavilion, grounds of a pavilion, golf course, golf
12    course parking lot, driving range, adventure course,
13    grounds of an adventure course, zipline building, grounds
14    of a zipline, equestrian center, grounds of an equestrian
15    center, exercise venue, grounds of an exercise venue, any
16    Illinois Nature Preserve, Land and Water Reserve, or any
17    public or private gathering or special event conducted on
18    property that requires the issuance of a permit real
19    property under the control of the Cook County Forest
20    Preserve District.
21        (15) Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical
22    clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue,
23    entertainment venue, officially recognized
24    university-related organization property, whether owned or
25    leased, and any real property, including parking areas,
26    sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public

 

 

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1    or private community college, college, or university.
2        (16) Any building, real property, or parking area
3    under the control of a gaming facility licensed under the
4    Illinois Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of
5    1975, including an inter-track wagering location licensee.
6        (17) Any stadium, arena, or the real property or
7    parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any
8    collegiate or professional sporting event.
9        (18) Any building, real property, or parking area
10    under the control of a public library.
11        (19) Any building, real property, or parking area
12    under the control of an airport.
13        (20) Any building, real property, or parking area
14    under the control of an amusement park.
15        (21) Any building, real property, or parking area
16    under the control of a zoo, botanic garden, or museum.
17        (22) Any street, driveway, parking area, property,
18    building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used
19    by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site
20    or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory
21    Commission. The licensee shall not under any circumstance
22    store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle or in a
23    compartment or container within a vehicle located anywhere
24    in or on the street, driveway, parking area, property,
25    building, or facility described in this paragraph.
26        (23) Any area where firearms are prohibited under

 

 

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1    federal law.
2    (a-5) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a public or
3private community college, college, or university from:
4        (1) prohibiting persons from carrying a firearm within
5    a vehicle owned, leased, or controlled by the college or
6    university;
7        (2) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies
8    regarding student, employee, or visitor misconduct and
9    discipline, including suspension and expulsion;
10        (3) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies
11    regarding the storage or maintenance of firearms, which
12    must include designated areas where persons can park
13    vehicles that carry firearms; and
14        (4) permitting the carrying or use of firearms for the
15    purpose of instruction and curriculum of officially
16    recognized programs, including but not limited to military
17    science and law enforcement training programs, or in any
18    designated area used for hunting purposes or target
19    shooting.
20    (a-10) The owner of private real property of any type may
21prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property
22under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in
23accordance with subsection (d) of this Section indicating that
24firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property
25is a private residence.
26    (b) Notwithstanding subsections (a), (a-5), and (a-10) of

 

 

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1this Section except under paragraph (22) or (23) of subsection
2(a), any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm
3into the parking area of a prohibited location specified in
4subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-10) of this Section shall be
5permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her
6person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a
7firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked
8vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the
9vehicle in the parking area. A licensee may carry a concealed
10firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle
11within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited
12purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the
13vehicle's trunk. For purposes of this subsection, "case"
14includes a glove compartment or console that completely
15encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the
16vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other
17container.
18    (c) A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section
19while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that
20touches or crosses any of the premises under subsection (a),
21(a-5), or (a-10) of this Section if the concealed firearm is
22carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions
23of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the
24licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of
25law.
26    (d) Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is

 

 

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1prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the
2entrance of a building, premises, or real property specified
3in this Section as a prohibited area, unless the building or
4premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform
5design as established by the Illinois State Police and shall
6be 4 inches by 6 inches in size. The Illinois State Police
7shall adopt rules for standardized signs to be used under this
8subsection.
9(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)