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92_HB3388 LRB9206271DJdv 1 AN ACT in relation to public safety. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act is 5 amended by changing Section 1.1 as follows: 6 (430 ILCS 65/1.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 83-1.1) 7 Sec. 1.1. For purposes of this Act: 8 "Firearm" means any device, by whatever name known, which 9 is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles by the 10 action of an explosion, expansion of gas or escape of gas; 11 excluding, however: 12 (1) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun 13 or B-B gun which either expels a single globular 14 projectile not exceeding .18 inch in diameter and which 15 has a maximum muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet per 16 second or breakable paint balls containing washable 17 marking colors; 18 (2) any device used exclusively for signalling or 19 safety and required or recommended by the United States 20 Coast Guard or the Interstate Commerce Commission; 21 (3) any device used exclusively for the firing of 22 stud cartridges, explosive rivets or similar industrial 23 ammunition; and 24 (4) an antique firearm or replica of an antique 25 firearm (other than a machine-gun) which, although 26 designed as a weapon, the Department of State Police 27 finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, 28 design, and other characteristics is primarily a 29 collector's item and is not likely to be used as a 30 weapon. This paragraph (4) includes single-shot black 31 powder firearms. -2- LRB9206271DJdv 1 "Firearm ammunition" means any self-contained cartridge 2 or shotgun shell, by whatever name known, which is designed 3 to be used or adaptable to use in a firearm; excluding, 4 however: 5 (1) any ammunition exclusively designed for use 6 with a device used exclusively for signalling or safety 7 and required or recommended by the United States Coast 8 Guard or the Interstate Commerce Commission; and 9 (2) any ammunition designed exclusively for use 10 with a stud or rivet driver or other similar industrial 11 ammunition. 12 (Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.) 13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 14 becoming law.
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