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 1        AN ACT to amend the  Criminal  Code  of  1961  by  adding
 2    Sections 24-5.5 and 24-5.6.

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

 5        Section 5.  The Criminal  Code  of  1961  is  amended  by
 6    adding Sections 24-5.5 and 24-5.6 as follows:

 7        (720 ILCS 5/24-5.5 new)
 8        Sec. 24-5.5. Firearm serial number; requirements.
 9        (a)  A  manufacturer  of  a firearm that the manufacturer
10    intends to be sold at retail in this  State  by  a  federally
11    licensed  firearm  dealer  must engrave, emboss, or stamp the
12    serial number of the firearm on the firearm. The manufacturer
13    of the firearm may  not  affix  a  detachable  plate  to  the
14    firearm  that  contains  the  firearm's  serial number.  This
15    Section does not apply to antique firearms that are  exempted
16    from this requirement by the Director of State Police.
17        (b)  Sentence.   A violation of this Section is a Class B
18    misdemeanor.

19        (720 ILCS 5/24-5.6 new)
20        Sec. 24-5.6.  Possession of  semiautomatic  firearm  that
21    may be converted into an automatic firearm.
22        (a)  It  is  unlawful  to possess a semiautomatic firearm
23    that may be converted into a fully automatic firearm.
24        (b) Sentence.  A person  who  violates  this  Section  is
25    guilty of a Class 4 felony.
26        (c)  Definitions.   For  the  purposes  of  this Section,
27    "semiautomatic firearm" has the meaning  ascribed  to  it  in
28    Section  33A-1  of  this  Code; and "fully automatic firearm"
29    means a repeating firearm that  utilizes  a  portion  of  the
30    energy  of  a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge
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 1    case and chamber the next round and that  requires  a  single
 2    pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.

 3        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 4    becoming law.

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