PETKA-MADIGAN,R-O'DANIEL-REA AND PHILIP.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Wildlife Code. In provisions permitting the Director
of Natural Resources to issue a permit to a handicapped person to hunt
with a crossbow, deletes language limiting the permit to the taking of
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a handicapped person hunting on a licensed game
breeding and hunting preserve who has in his or her possession a
permit to hunt from a standing vehicle may transport a shotgun in or
on an all-terrain vehicle provided that the shotgun is unloaded and
the breech is open at all times when the vehicle is in motion or the
engine is running.
STATE DEBT NOTE, H-AM 1
SB 71, as amended by H-am 1 would not have an impact.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Natural Resources)
Additional clerical processing costs would be less than $5000
annually and would be offset by increased permit revenues.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Natural Resources)
No change from previous note.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1
SB 71 would neither decrease nor increase the need for the num-
ber of judges in the state.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
720 ILCS 5/24-1 from Ch. 38, par. 24-1
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to unlawful use of
weapons. Provides that a first violation of carrying or possessing a
firearm in a vehicle, concealed upon one's person, or upon a public
street or public lands within a municipality is a Class A misdemeanor
(instead of Class 4 felony). Provides that a second or subsequent
offense is a Class 3 felony. Provides that a person under 21 years of
age who commits this violation by carrying or possessing a handgun is
guilty of a Class 3 felony. Provides that a gang member who violates
these provisions by carrying or possessing a firearm is guilty of a
Class 3 felony.
STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1 & 2
SB 71 would not have an impact on the level of State debt.
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends that provisions of the bill that change the penalty
from a Class 4 felony to a Class A misdemeanor for a conviction for
a first offense for the unlawful use of a weapon for carrying or
possessing a firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about one's
person or for carrying or possessing a firearm on or about one's per-
son upon any public street, alley, or other public lands within the
corporate limits of a city, village, or incorporated town be removed
and the Class 4 felony penalty be reinstated.
Last action on Bill: BILL DEAD-AMENDATORY VETO
Last action date: 97-10-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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