90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0140
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CRIM CD & CD CORR-FELON WEAPON                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961.  Provides that the unlawful use      
   of weapons by a person convicted of a felony who is not confined in  a      
   penal  institution is a Class 2 felony (now a Class 3 felony).  Amends      
   the Unified Code of Corrections.  Makes the offense  of  the  unlawful      
   use  of  weapons  by  a  person  who  has  been  convicted of a felony      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 140 fails to meet the definition of       
          a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.                        
          FISCAL NOTE (Ill. State Police)                                      
          There will be no fiscal impact on the State Police from HB140.       
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          Correctional population impact total 5,089 inmates; fiscal           
          impact totals $1,009,869,200.                                        
          JUDICIAL NOTE                                                        
          There may be an increase in judicial workloads; impact on the        
          need for the number of judges cannot be determined.                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the penalty for the unlawful use or  possession  of      
   weapons  by  a felon or person confined in a Department of Corrections      
   facility if the possession was of a firearm is a Class 2 felony and if      
   the possession was  of  another  weapon,  it  is  a  Class  3  felony.      
   Provides  if  the  person  possessed a firearm, the offender shall not      
   receive probation, conditional discharge, or periodic imprisonment.         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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