Bill Status of HB5475 100th General Assembly
Short Description: MACHINE GUN-PENALTIES
Rep. Barbara Wheeler - David S. Olsen - Grant Wehrli, Margo McDermed, Sheri Jesiel and Patricia R. Bellock
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases the penalty for unlawful use of weapons by selling, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or carrying a machine gun, other than in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle or on one's person if the weapon is loaded, from a Class 2 felony, with a mandatory sentence of not less than 3 years and not more than 7 years imprisonment to a Class 1 felony, with a mandatory sentence of not less than 4 years and not more than 15 years imprisonment. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a person serving a sentence for this violation shall receive no more than 7.5 days sentence credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment (rather than day for day sentence credit).