Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1155
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1155, AS AMENDED, by
inserting the following in its proper numeric sequence:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by
adding Section 24-4.1 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/24-4.1 new)
Report of lost or stolen firearms.
(a) A person, who possesses a firearm and either loses or
misplaces the firearm or has the firearm stolen, must report
the loss or theft to a law enforcement agency having
jurisdiction within 48 hours after the person knows or should
have known of the loss or theft.
(b) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction shall take
a written report and shall as soon as practical enter the
firearm's serial number as stolen into the Law Enforcement
Agencies Data System (LEADS).
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(c) A person does not commit the offense if:
(1) the failure to report is due to an act of God, act
of war, or inability of a law enforcement agency to receive
(2) the person calls 911 to make the report;
(3) the person is hospitalized, in a coma, or is
otherwise seriously physically or mentally impaired as to
prevent the person from reporting; however, the reporting
period is only tolled for the period of the person's
hospitalization, coma, or impairment; or
(4) the person's designee makes a report if the person
is unable to make the report.
(d) Sentence. A person who violates subsection (a) is
guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for a first violation. A second
or subsequent violation of subsection (a) is a Class A