CD CORR-FELONY-POSS OF FIREARM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Requires the
State Police, upon receiving notice from the circuit clerk that a
person has been convicted of a felony, to immediately revoke that
person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID Card). Amends the
Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that, even if there is an
agreement regarding the defendant's sentence, a presentence
investigation is required before the defendant may be sentenced for a
felony. Requires that the presentence report contain information
concerning the defendant's possession of any firearm and a FOID Card.
At the defendant's sentencing hearing, requires the court to question
the defendant concerning his possession of firearms and admonish the
defendant that possession of firearms by a person who has had his or
her FOID Card revoked for conviction of a felony is a separate
offense, punishable as a Class 3 felony. Provides that, as part of
the defendant's sentence, he or she must be ordered to mail his or her
FOID Card to the State Police within 24 hours after sentencing.
Requires the circuit clerk, within 24 hours after the defendant's
conviction of a felony, to notify the State Police of this conviction.
For any defendant convicted of a felony, allows law enforcement
officers to search the person, residence, or any other real or
personal property of the defendant without the defendant's consent and
seize any firearms found. Provides that probation, conditional
discharge, or periodic imprisonment imposed for a felony offense shall
be revoked if the defendant possesses a firearm. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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