(b) The Department shall issue a renewal, corrected, or duplicate license as provided in this Act.
(c) A license shall be valid throughout the State for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance. A license shall permit the licensee to:
(1) carry a loaded or unloaded concealed firearm,
(d) The Department shall make applications for a license available no later than 180 days after the effective date of this Act. The Department shall establish rules for the availability and submission of applications in accordance with this Act.
(e) An application for a license submitted to the Department that contains all the information and materials required by this Act, including the requisite fee, shall be deemed completed. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, no later than 90 days after receipt of a completed application, the Department shall issue or deny the applicant a license.
(f) The Department shall deny the applicant a license if the applicant fails to meet the requirements under this Act or the Department receives a determination from the Board that the applicant is ineligible for a license. The Department must notify the applicant stating the grounds for the denial. The notice of denial must inform the applicant of his or her right to an appeal through administrative and judicial review.
(g) A licensee shall possess a license at all times the licensee carries a concealed firearm except:
(1) when the licensee is carrying or possessing a
(h) If an officer of a law enforcement agency initiates an investigative stop, including but not limited to a traffic stop, of a licensee or a non-resident carrying a concealed firearm under subsection (e) of
Section 40 of this Act, upon the request of the officer the licensee or non-resident shall disclose to the officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm under this Act, or present the license upon the request of the officer if he or she is a licensee or present upon the request of the officer evidence
under paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Section 40 of this Act that he or she is a non-resident qualified to carry
under that subsection. The disclosure requirement under this subsection (h) is satisfied if the licensee presents his or her license to the officer or the non-resident presents to the officer evidence under paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Section 40 of this Act that he or she is qualified to carry under that subsection. Upon the request of the officer, the licensee or non-resident shall also identify the location of the concealed firearm and permit the officer to safely secure the firearm for the duration of the investigative stop. During a traffic stop, any
passenger within the vehicle who is a licensee or a non-resident carrying under subsection (e) of
Section 40 of this Act must comply with the requirements of this subsection (h).
(h-1) If a licensee carrying a firearm or a non-resident carrying a firearm in a vehicle under subsection (e) of Section 40 of this Act is contacted by a law enforcement officer or emergency
services personnel, the law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel may secure the firearm
or direct that it be secured during the duration of the contact if the law enforcement officer or emergency
services personnel determines that it is necessary for the safety of any person
present, including the law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel. The licensee or nonresident
shall submit to the order to secure the firearm. When the law enforcement officer or emergency services
personnel have determined that the licensee or non-resident is not a threat to
the safety of any person present, including the law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel, and
if the licensee or non-resident is physically and mentally capable of
possessing the firearm, the law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel shall return the
firearm to the licensee or non-resident before releasing him or her from the
scene and breaking contact. If the licensee or non-resident is transported for
treatment to another location, the firearm shall be turned over to any peace
officer. The peace officer shall provide a receipt which includes the make,
model, caliber, and serial number of the firearm.
(i) The Department shall maintain a database of license applicants and licensees. The database shall be available to all federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, State's Attorneys, the Attorney General, and authorized court personnel. Within 180 days after the effective date of this Act, the database shall be searchable and provide all information included in the application, including the applicant's previous addresses within the 10 years prior to the license application and any information related to violations of this Act. No law enforcement agency, State's Attorney, Attorney General, or member or staff of the judiciary shall provide any information to a requester who is not entitled to it by law.
(j) No later than 10 days after receipt of a completed application, the Department shall enter the relevant information about the applicant into the database under subsection (i) of this Section which is accessible by law enforcement agencies.
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 98-600, eff. 12-6-13; 99-29, eff. 7-10-15.)