DART-LANG-BROSNAHAN-ACEVEDO-GASH, FEIGENHOLTZ, MCKEON,
GARRETT, RONEN, SCHOENBERG, SHARP, KENNER, SLONE, BRADLEY AND ERWIN.
FIREARM DEALERS ACCOUNTABILITY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Firearms Accountability Act. Provides that a person
who intentionally or negligently delivers a firearm, firearm
ammunition, or a silencer to: (1) a person who is not legally
authorized to possess that item, (2) a person who is purchasing the
item on behalf of another person, or (3) any person who knows or has
reason to know that the item will be used unlawfully is civilly liable
for the commission of any subsequent tortious conduct that directly or
indirectly involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of the
item by any person. Requires a federally licensed firearm dealer to
have liability insurance in an amount of at least $1,000,000.
Violation of this insurance requirement is a business offense with a
maximum fine of $50,000. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card
Act. Defines "transfer" of a firearm or firearm ammunition. Requires
a person who makes a sale or transfer of a firearm to another person
to report that sale or transfer to the Department of State Police
within 24 hours after making the sale or transfer.
FISCAL NOTE (Illinois State Police)
Cost to administer HB223 would be $465,000.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE (Housing Development Authority)
No fiscal effect on a single-family residence.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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