State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning decommissioned police firearms.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.  Short  title.   This Act may be cited as the
 5    Decommissioned Police Firearms Act.

 6        Section 5.  Definitions.  In this Act:
 7        "Firearm" means the same as in Section 1.1 of the Firearm
 8    Owners Identification Card Act.
 9        "Decommissioned firearm" means a firearm that (i)  is  no
10    longer  in service or use by a law enforcement agency or (ii)
11    is involved in the commission of a crime  and  is  no  longer
12    needed for evidentiary purposes.

13        Section  10.  Prohibition.   Except as otherwise provided
14    in this Act, all law enforcement agencies  of  the  State  or
15    units of local government are prohibited from the practice of
16    transferring  any decommissioned police firearm to any person
17    and must provide for the destruction  of  all  decommissioned
18    firearms.

19        Section 15.  Exceptions.
20        (a)  A  law  enforcement agency of the State or a unit of
21    local government may transfer  a  decommissioned  firearm  to
22    another law enforcement agency.
23        (b)  A  law  enforcement agency of the State or a unit of
24    local government may allow a peace officer to retain  his  or
25    her decommissioned firearm upon his or her retirement in good
26    standing.

27        Section  20.  Home  rule.   A  home  rule  unit  may  not
28    regulate  the transfer of decommissioned firearms in a manner
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 1    less restrictive than this Act.  This Section is a limitation
 2    under subsection (i) of Section  6  of  Article  VII  of  the
 3    Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule
 4    units of powers and functions exercised by the State.

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