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HB3262 Enrolled                                LRB9204438ARsb

 1        AN ACT concerning criminal law.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Criminal  Code  of  1961 is amended by
 5    changing Section 24-8 as follows:

 6        (720 ILCS 5/24-8)
 7        Sec. 24-8.  Firearm tracing.
 8        (a)  Upon recovering a firearm  from  the  possession  of
 9    anyone  who  is  not  permitted  by  federal  or State law to
10    possess a firearm, a local law enforcement agency  shall  use
11    the  best  available  information, including a firearms trace
12    when necessary, to determine how and  from  whom  the  person
13    gained  possession of the firearm.  Upon recovering a firearm
14    that was used in the commission of any offense classified  as
15    a  felony  or  upon recovering a firearm that appears to have
16    been lost, mislaid, stolen, or otherwise unclaimed,  a  local
17    law   enforcement   agency   shall  use  the  best  available
18    information, including a firearms trace  when  necessary,  to
19    determine prior ownership of the firearm.
20        (b)  Local  law  enforcement shall, when appropriate, use
21    the National Tracing Center of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol,
22    Tobacco and Firearms in complying with subsection (a) of this
23    Section.
24        (c)  Local  law  enforcement  agencies  shall   use   the
25    Illinois  Department of State Police Law Enforcement Agencies
26    Data System (LEADS) Gun File to enter all stolen, seized,  or
27    recovered  firearms  as  prescribed  by LEADS regulations and
28    policies.
29    (Source: P.A. 90-137, eff. 1-1-98; 91-364, eff. 1-1-00.)

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