Section 1230.10  Definitions


Terms defined in the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act [430 ILCS 65/1.1] have the same meanings when used is this Part.  The following additional definitions also apply to this Part unless the context clearly requires a different meaning:


"Act" means Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act [430 ILCS 65].


            "Antique firearm" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in 18 USC 921(a)(16), i.e.:


any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before 1898; or


any replica of any firearm described in the previous paragraph if the replica:


is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; or


uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United States and that is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; or


any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol that is designed to use black powder or a black powder substitute and that cannot use fixed ammunition.


The term "antique firearm" shall not include any weapon that incorporates a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm that is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon that can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock or any combination of these.


"Applicant" means a person who has submitted a completed application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.


"Criminal Justice System Employee" includes law enforcement officials, courts, State's Attorneys, probation officers, parole officers, and federal law enforcement officials.


"Department" means the Department of State Police.


"Director" means the Director of State Police or his or her designee.


"FOID Card" means the Firearm Owner's Identification Card as defined in Section 6 of the Act.


"Law enforcement officer" means an employee of a government agency who:


is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or incarceration of any person for any violation of law;


has statutory powers of arrest or custodial detention;


is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm while on duty;


is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the employing agency that could result in termination;


meets the standards established by the agency that require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm; and


is not prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.


"Law enforcement official", for purposes of clear and present danger reporting, means any peace officer, warden, superintendent or keeper of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention of persons accused or convicted of a criminal offense, and employees of police laboratories having a department or section of forensic firearm identification.


"Out-of-state resident" means a person who does not qualify for an Illinois driver's license or an Illinois State identification card due to his or her establishment of a primary domicile in another state.


"Valid" means current and not suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled, invalidated, denied or disqualified.


(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 2301, effective December 31, 2013)