WEAVER,MIKE-STEPHENS-BRUNSVOLD-ACKERMAN, COWLISHAW AND REITZ.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. Establishes
statewide uniform standards for the issuance of permits to carry
concealed firearms in this State. Vests in the Department of State
Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified
applicants. Requires an applicant to complete a training course in
handgun use, safety, and marksmanship. Also requires instruction in
the law relating to firearm use. Requires an applicant to be at least
21 years of age. Prohibits an applicant who has been convicted of a
felony or has a history of mental illness, addiction, or habitual
alcohol use from obtaining a permit. Creates the Citizen Safety and
Self-Defense Trust Fund administered by the Department. The moneys in
the Fund shall be used to administer the Act. Establishes
restrictions on carrying concealed firearms. Establishes standards
for the training course and for certifying instructors. Amends the
Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to preempt home rule.
Corrections population and fiscal impacts are unknown.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Corrections)
No change from correctional note.
It is not possible to determine impact on the need to increase
the number of judges in the State.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 1557 does not preempt home rule authority.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB1557 creates a service mandate which normally requires 50% to
100% reimbursement. However, HB1557 provides for applicant fees
that would compensate local gov'ts. for any revenues expended,
exempting the State from reimbursement responsibility.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Office of Ill. Courts)
Fiscal impact on the Judicial Branch cannot be determined.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 3
Impact on the need to increase the number of judges in the
State cannot be determined.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 3
No change from previous mandate note.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 3
No change from previous home rule note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reincorporates
provisions of the bill except also requires photo of applicant to be
in color and that the applicant be identified by gender. Permits an
employer to prohibit employees who hold concealed carry permits from
carrying firearms on business premises. Establishes various
additional areas where carrying concealed firearms is prohibited.
Provides that, in municipalities within counties of 3,000,000 or more
inhabitants, the duties imposed upon the sheriff shall be imposed upon
the municipal police department or police chief. Increases hours of
classroom instruction from 8 hours to 12 hours that an applicant for a
permit to carry a concealed firearm must take in order to be eligible
for the permit.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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