DART-ACEVEDO-BROSNAHAN-SCOTT-GASH, FEIGENHOLTZ, MCKEON,
RONEN, SCHOENBERG, SHARP, KENNER, BRADLEY, FRITCHEY AND ERWIN.
FIREARMS DEALERS LICENSE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Firearms Dealer Licensing Law. Requires a person who
engages in the business of selling or transferring firearms to be
licensed by the Department of State Police. Establishes
qualifications for licenses. Provides that it is a Class 4 felony to
engage in the business of selling or transferring firearms without a
license. Requires a licensed firearms dealer who sells or transfers a
firearm to a person who is not a licensed dealer to report that sale
or transfer to the Department of State Police. Requires a licensed
firearms dealer to have at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance.
Creates the Firearms Accountability Law. 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. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card
Act. Defines "transfer" of a firearm and firearm ammunition. Requires
a person within 24 hours after making a sale or transfer of a firearm
to report the sale or transfer to the Department of State Police.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
Corrections population and fiscal impacts are minimal.
FISCAL NOTE (Illinois State Police)
Cost to administer HB224 would be $923,000.
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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