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Full Text of SB3297  100th General Assembly

SB3297 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
SB3297

 

Introduced 2/16/2018, by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Prohibits the transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, and a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the person may transfer the assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity ammunition feeding device only to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining it in another state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. Provides exemptions. Provides that a person who knowingly transfers or causes to be transferred an assault weapon or .50 caliber rifle commits a Class 3 felony for a first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation or for the transfer of 2 or more of these weapons at the same time. Provides that a person who knowingly delivers or causes to be delivered an assault weapon attachment or large capacity ammunition feeding device commits a Class 4 felony for a first violation and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent violation. Defines various terms.


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CORRECTIONAL BUDGET AND IMPACT NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 24-1.9 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new)
7    Sec. 24-1.9. Transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
8attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity ammunition
9feeding device.
10    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
11        (1) "Antique firearm" has the meaning ascribed to it in
12    18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(16).
13        (2) "Assault weapon" means:
14            (A) a semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to
15        accept a large capacity magazine detachable or
16        otherwise and one or more of the following:
17                (i) only a pistol grip without a stock
18            attached;
19                (ii) any feature capable of functioning as a
20            protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger
21            hand;
22                (iii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
23            stock;

 

 

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1                (iv) a shroud attached to the barrel, or that
2            partially or completely encircles the barrel,
3            allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the
4            non-trigger hand without being burned, but
5            excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or
6                (v) a muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
7            (B) a semiautomatic pistol or any semi-automatic
8        rifle that has a fixed magazine, that has the capacity
9        to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition;
10            (C) a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to
11        accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the
12        following:
13                (i) any feature capable of functioning as a
14            protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger
15            hand;
16                (ii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
17            stock;
18                (iii) a shroud attached to the barrel, or that
19            partially or completely encircles the barrel,
20            allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the
21            non-trigger hand without being burned, but
22            excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
23                (iv) a muzzle brake or muzzle compensator; or
24                (v) the capacity to accept a detachable
25            magazine at some location outside of the pistol
26            grip;

 

 

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1            (D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of
2        the following:
3                (i) only a pistol grip without a stock
4            attached;
5                (ii) any feature capable of functioning as a
6            protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger
7            hand;
8                (iii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
9            stock;
10                (iv) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5
11            rounds; or
12                (v) an ability to accept a detachable
13            magazine;
14            (E) any shotgun with a revolving cylinder;
15            (F) a conversion kit, part or combination of parts,
16        from which an assault weapon can be assembled if those
17        parts are in the possession or under the control of the
18        same person;
19            (G) shall include, but not be limited to, the
20        assault weapons models identified as follows:
21                (i) the following rifles or copies or
22            duplicates of those rifles:
23                    (I) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM,
24                MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93,
25                VEPR;
26                    (II) AR-10;

 

 

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1                    (III) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite
2                Ml5, or Olympic Arms PCR;
3                    (IV) AR70;
4                    (V) Calico Liberty;
5                    (VI) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov
6                SVU;
7                    (VII) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or
8                FNC;
9                    (VIII) Hi-Point Carbine;
10                    (IX) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
11                    (X) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
12                    (XI) Saiga;
13                    (XII) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
14                    (XIII) SKS with detachable magazine;
15                    (XIV) SLG 95;
16                    (XV) SLR 95 or 96;
17                    (XVI) Steyr AUG;
18                    (XVII) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
19                    (XVIII) Tavor;
20                    (XIX) Thompson 1927, Thompson Ml, or
21                Thompson 1927 Commando; or
22                    (XX) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil
23                Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
24                (ii) the following pistols or copies or
25            duplicates of those pistols:
26                    (I) Calico M-110;

 

 

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1                    (II) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;
2                    (III) Olympic Arms OA;
3                    (IV) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or
4                AB-10; or
5                    (V) Uzi.
6                (iii) The following shotguns or copies or
7            duplicates of those shotguns:
8                    (I) Armscor 30 BG;
9                    (II) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
10                    (III) Striker 12; or
11                    (IV) Streetsweeper.
12        "Assault weapon" does not include any firearm that has
13    been made permanently inoperable, or satisfies the
14    definition of antique firearm, or weapons designed for
15    Olympic target shooting events.
16        (3) "Assault weapon attachment" means any device
17    capable of being attached to a firearm that is specifically
18    designed for making or converting a firearm into any of the
19    firearms listed in paragraph (2) of this subsection (a).
20        (4) "Detachable magazine" means any ammunition feeding
21    device, the function of which is to deliver one or more
22    ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can be
23    removed from the firearm without the use of any tool,
24    including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.
25        (5) ".50 caliber cartridge" means a cartridge in .50
26    BMG caliber, either by designation or actual measurement,

 

 

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1    that is capable of being fired from a centerfire rifle. The
2    term ".50 caliber cartridge" does not include any
3    memorabilia or display item that is filled with a permanent
4    inert substance or that is otherwise permanently altered in
5    a manner that prevents ready modification for use as live
6    ammunition or shotgun ammunition with a caliber
7    measurement that is equal to or greater than .50 caliber.
8        (6) ".50 caliber rifle" means a centerfire rifle
9    capable of firing a .50 caliber cartridge. The term does
10    not include any antique firearm, any shotgun including a
11    shotgun that has a rifle barrel, or any muzzle-loader which
12    uses black powder for hunting or historical re-enactments.
13        (7) "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means:
14            (A) a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar
15        device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily
16        restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of
17        ammunition; or
18            (B) any combination of parts from which a device
19        described in subparagraph (A) can be assembled.
20        "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" does not
21    include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and
22    capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire
23    ammunition or a feeding device that has been permanently
24    altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
25    "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" does not
26    include a tubular magazine that is contained in a

 

 

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1    lever-action firearm or any device that has been made
2    permanently inoperable.
3        (8) "Muzzle brake" means a device attached to the
4    muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce
5    recoil.
6        (9) "Muzzle compensator" means a device attached to the
7    muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to control
8    muzzle movement.
9        (10) "Transfer" means a delivery, loan, rental, or
10    sale.
11    (b) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this
12Section, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
13of the 100th General Assembly, it is unlawful for any person
14within this State to knowingly transfer or cause to be
15transferred an assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50
16caliber rifle, or large capacity ammunition feeding device.
17    (c) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
18of the 100th General Assembly, the person may transfer the
19assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle,
20or large capacity ammunition feeding device only to an heir, an
21individual residing in another state maintaining it in another
22state, or a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer under
23Section 923 of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. Within 10
24days after transfer of the weapon, attachment, or device except
25to an heir, the person shall notify the Department of State
26Police of the name and address of the transferee and comply

 

 

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1with the requirements of subsection (b) of Section 3 of the
2Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. A person to whom the
3weapon is transferred may transfer it only as provided in this
4subsection.
5    (d) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
6following:
7        (1) a transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
8    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
9    ammunition feeding device to a peace officer;
10        (2) a transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
11    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
12    ammunition feeding device by a local law enforcement agency
13    for the purpose of equipping the agency's peace officers;
14        (3) a transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
15    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
16    ammunition feeding device to a warden, superintendent, or
17    keeper of a prison, penitentiary, jail, or other
18    institution for the detention of persons accused or
19    convicted of an offense;
20        (4) a transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
21    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
22    ammunition feeding device to a member of the Armed Services
23    or Reserve Forces of the United States or the Illinois
24    National Guard, while in the performance of his or her
25    official duties or while traveling to or from their place
26    of duty;

 

 

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1        (5) a transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
2    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
3    ammunition feeding device to a company that employs armed
4    security officers in this State at a nuclear energy,
5    storage, weapons, or development site or facility
6    regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and
7    persons employed as an armed security force member at a
8    nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or
9    facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory
10    Commission who have completed the background screening and
11    training mandated by the rules and regulations of the
12    federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and while in the
13    performance of his or her official duties;
14        (6) the transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
15    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
16    ammunition feeding device to persons authorized under
17    paragraphs (1) through (5) of this subsection (d) to
18    transfer those items;
19        (7) the transfer of an assault weapon, assault weapon
20    attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or large capacity
21    ammunition feeding device for transfer in another state; or
22        (8) the transfer of a blank-firing assault weapon or
23    .50 caliber rifle or the weapon's respective attachments,
24    to a person authorized or permitted, or both authorized and
25    permitted to acquire and possess the weapon or attachments
26    for the purpose of rental for use solely as props for a

 

 

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1    motion picture, television, or video production or
2    entertainment event.
3    (e) Sentence.
4        (1) A person who knowingly transfers or causes to be
5    transferred an assault weapon or .50 caliber rifle in
6    violation of this Section commits a Class 3 felony for a
7    first violation and a Class 2 felony for a second or
8    subsequent violation or for the transfer of 2 or more of
9    these weapons at the same time.
10        (2) A person who knowingly delivers or causes to be
11    delivered in violation of this Section an assault weapon
12    attachment or large capacity ammunition feeding device
13    commits a Class 4 felony for a first violation and a Class
14    3 felony for a second or subsequent violation.