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SB2510 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2510

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Omar Aquino

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon 300 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the Illinois State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Effective immediately.


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CORRECTIONAL BUDGET AND IMPACT NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Sections 24-1.9 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 new)
7    Sec. 24-1.9. Possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of
8assault weapons.
9    (a) Definitions. In this Section:
10        (1) "Antique firearm" has the meaning ascribed to it
11    in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(16).
12        (2) "Assault weapon" means:
13            (A) a semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to
14        accept a large capacity magazine detachable or
15        otherwise and one or more of the following:
16                (i) only a pistol grip without a stock
17            attached;
18                (ii) any feature capable of functioning as a
19            protruding grip that can be held by the
20            non-trigger hand;
21                (iii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
22            stock;
23                (iv) a shroud attached to the barrel, or that

 

 

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1            partially or completely encircles the barrel,
2            allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the
3            non-trigger hand without being burned, but
4            excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or
5                (v) a muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
6            (B) a semiautomatic pistol or any semi-automatic
7        rifle that has a fixed magazine, that has the capacity
8        to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition;
9            (C) a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity
10        to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of
11        the following:
12                (i) any feature capable of functioning as a
13            protruding grip that can be held by the
14            non-trigger hand;
15                (ii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
16            stock;
17                (iii) a shroud attached to the barrel, or that
18            partially or completely encircles the barrel,
19            allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the
20            non-trigger hand without being burned, but
21            excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
22                (iv) a muzzle brake or muzzle compensator; or
23                (v) the capacity to accept a detachable
24            magazine at some location outside of the pistol
25            grip;
26            (D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more

 

 

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1        of the following:
2                (i) only a pistol grip without a stock
3            attached;
4                (ii) any feature capable of functioning as a
5            protruding grip that can be held by the
6            non-trigger hand;
7                (iii) a folding, telescoping, or thumbhole
8            stock;
9                (iv) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5
10            rounds; or
11                (v) an ability to accept a detachable
12            magazine;
13            (E) any shotgun with a revolving cylinder; or
14            (F) a conversion kit, part or combination of
15        parts, from which an assault weapon can be assembled
16        if those parts are in the possession or under the
17        control of the same person.
18        "Assault weapon" includes, but is not limited to, the
19    assault weapon models identified as follows:
20            (i) the following rifles or copies or duplicates
21        of those rifles:
22                (I) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90,
23            Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
24                (II) AR-10;
25                (III) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite Ml5, or
26            Olympic Arms PCR;

 

 

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1                (IV) AR70;
2                (V) Calico Liberty;
3                (VI) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov
4            SVU;
5                (VII) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or
6            FNC;
7                (VIII) Hi-Point Carbine;
8                (IX) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
9                (X) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
10                (XI) Saiga;
11                (XII) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
12                (XIII) SKS with detachable magazine;
13                (XIV) SLG 95;
14                (XV) SLR 95 or 96;
15                (XVI) Steyr AUG;
16                (XVII) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
17                (XVIII) Tavor;
18                (XIX) Thompson 1927, Thompson Ml, or Thompson
19            1927 Commando; or
20                (XX) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil
21            Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
22            (ii) the following pistols or copies or duplicates
23        of those pistols:
24                (I) Calico M-110;
25                (II) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;
26                (III) Olympic Arms OA;

 

 

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1                (IV) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or
2            AB-10; or
3                (V) Uzi.
4            (iii) The following shotguns or copies or
5        duplicates of those shotguns:
6                (I) Armscor 30 BG;
7                (II) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
8                (III) Striker 12; or
9                (IV) Streetsweeper.
10        "Assault weapon" does not include any firearm that has
11    been made permanently inoperable, or satisfies the
12    definition of antique firearm, or weapons designed for
13    Olympic target shooting events.
14        (3) "Assault weapon attachment" means any device
15    capable of being attached to a firearm that is
16    specifically designed for making or converting a firearm
17    into any of the firearms listed in paragraph (2) of this
18    subsection (a).
19        (4) "Detachable magazine" means any ammunition feeding
20    device, the function of which is to deliver one or more
21    ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can
22    be removed from the firearm without the use of any tool,
23    including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.
24        (5) "Locking mechanism" means secured by a device or
25    mechanism, other than the firearm safety, designed to
26    render a firearm temporarily inoperable; or a box or

 

 

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1    container capable of containing the firearm and that can
2    be securely locked.
3        (6) "Muzzle brake" means a device attached to the
4    muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce
5    recoil.
6        (7) "Muzzle compensator" means a device attached to
7    the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to
8    control muzzle movement.
9    (b) The Illinois State Police shall take all steps
10necessary to carry out the requirements of this Section within
11180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
12102nd General Assembly.
13    (c) Except as provided in subsections (d), (e), (f), and
14(h) of this Section, it is unlawful for any person within this
15State to knowingly deliver, sell, or purchase or cause to be
16delivered, sold, or purchased or cause to be possessed by
17another, an assault weapon or assault weapon attachment.
18    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (e), (f),
19and (h) of this Section, 300 days after the effective date of
20this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, it is
21unlawful for any person within this State to knowingly possess
22an assault weapon.
23    (e) This Section does not apply to a person who possessed
24an assault weapon before the effective date of this amendatory
25Act of the 102nd General Assembly, provided the person has
26provided in a registration affidavit, under oath or

 

 

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1affirmation and in the form and manner prescribed by the
2Illinois State Police on or after 180 days after the effective
3date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly but
4within 300 days after the effective date of this amendatory
5Act of the 102nd General Assembly:
6        (1) his or her name;
7        (2) his or her date of birth;
8        (3) his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card
9    number;
10        (4) the make, model, caliber, and serial number of the
11    weapon; and
12        (5) proof of a locking mechanism that properly fits
13    the weapon. The affidavit shall include a statement that
14    the weapon is owned by the person submitting the affidavit
15    and that he or she owns a locking mechanism for the weapon.
16    The affidavit form shall include the following statement
17printed in bold type: "Warning: Entering false information on
18this form is punishable as perjury under Section 32-2 of the
19Criminal Code of 2012."
20    Beginning 300 days after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the person may
22transfer the assault weapon only to an heir, an individual
23residing in another state maintaining it in another state, or
24a dealer licensed as a federal firearms dealer under Section
25923 of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. Within 10 days
26after transfer of the weapon except to an heir, the person

 

 

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1shall notify the Illinois State Police of the name and address
2of the transferee and comply with the requirements of
3subsection (b) of Section 3 of the Firearm Owners
4Identification Card Act. The person to whom the weapon is
5transferred shall, within 60 days of the transfer, complete an
6affidavit and pay the required registration fee under this
7Section. A person to whom the weapon is transferred may
8transfer it only as provided in this subsection.
9    (f) This Section does not apply to a peace officer who has
10retired in good standing from a law enforcement agency of this
11State and who possesses an assault weapon if the weapon was
12lawfully possessed and acquired by the peace officer prior to
13retirement and the retired peace officer within 30 days of
14retirement registers the weapon with the Illinois State Police
15and pays the required registration fee under this Section. The
16retired peace officer shall comply with the transfer and
17notification requirements in subsection (e).
18    (g) For the purpose of registration required under
19subsections (e) and (f) of this Section, the Illinois State
20Police shall assess a registration fee of $25 per person to the
21owner of an assault weapon. The fee shall be deposited into the
22State Police Firearm Services Fund.
23    (h) This Section does not apply to or affect any of the
24following:
25        (1) Peace officers.
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1    enforcement agency for the purpose of equipping the
2    agency's peace officers.
3        (3) Wardens, superintendents, and keepers of prisons,
4    penitentiaries, jails, and other institutions for the
5    detention of persons accused or convicted of an offense.
6        (4) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of
7    the United States or the Illinois National Guard, while in
8    the performance of their official duties or while
9    traveling to or from their place of duty.
10        (5) Any company that employs armed security officers
11    in this State at a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or
12    development site or facility regulated by the federal
13    Nuclear Regulatory Commission and persons employed as an
14    armed security force member at a nuclear energy, storage,
15    weapons, or development site or facility regulated by the
16    federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission who have completed
17    the background screening and training mandated by the
18    rules and regulations of the federal Nuclear Regulatory
19    Commission and while in the performance of their official
20    duties.
21        (6) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of weapons,
22    attachments, or ammunition to persons authorized under
23    subdivisions (1) through (5) of this subsection (h) to
24    possess those items.
25        (7) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of weapons,
26    attachments, or ammunition for sale or transfer in another

 

 

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1    state.
2        (8) Possession of any firearm if that firearm is
3    sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and by
4    USA Shooting, the national governing body for
5    international shooting competition in the United States,
6    but only when the firearm is in the actual possession of an
7    Olympic target shooting competitor or target shooting
8    coach for the purpose of storage, transporting to and from
9    Olympic target shooting practice or events if the firearm
10    is broken down in a non-functioning state, is not
11    immediately accessible, or is unloaded and enclosed in a
12    firearm case, carrying box, shipping box, or other similar
13    portable container designed for the safe transportation of
14    firearms, and when the Olympic target shooting competitor
15    or target shooting coach is engaging in those practices or
16    events.
17        (9) Any non-resident who transports, within 24 hours,
18    a weapon for any lawful purpose from any place where he or
19    she may lawfully possess and carry that weapon to any
20    other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry
21    that weapon if, during the transportation the weapon is
22    unloaded, and neither the weapon nor any ammunition being
23    transported is readily accessible or is directly
24    accessible from the passenger compartment of the
25    transporting vehicle. Provided that, in the case of a
26    vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's

 

 

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1    compartment the weapon or ammunition shall be contained in
2    a locked container other than the glove compartment or
3    console.
4        (10) Possession of a weapon at events taking place at
5    the World Shooting and Recreational Complex at Sparta,
6    only while engaged in the legal use of this weapon, or
7    while traveling to or from this location if the weapon is
8    broken down in a non-functioning state, or is not
9    immediately accessible, or is unloaded and enclosed in a
10    firearm case, carrying box, shipping box, or other similar
11    portable container designed for the safe transportation of
12    firearms.
13        (11) Possession of a weapon only for hunting use
14    expressly permitted under the Wildlife Code, or while
15    traveling to or from a location authorized for this
16    hunting use under the Wildlife Code if the weapon is
17    broken down in a non-functioning state, or is not
18    immediately accessible, or is unloaded and enclosed in a
19    firearm case, carrying box, shipping box, or other similar
20    portable container designed for the safe transportation of
21    firearms.
22        (12) The manufacture, transportation, possession,
23    sale, or rental of blank-firing assault weapons and the
24    weapon's respective attachments, to persons authorized or
25    permitted, or both authorized and permitted to acquire and
26    possess these weapons or attachments for the purpose of

 

 

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1    rental for use solely as props for a motion picture,
2    television, or video production or entertainment event.
3    (i) Sentence.
4        (1) A person who knowingly delivers, sells, purchases,
5    or possesses or causes to be delivered, sold, purchased,
6    or possessed an assault weapon in violation of this
7    Section commits a Class 3 felony for a first violation and
8    a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent violation or
9    for the possession or delivery of 2 or more of these
10    weapons at the same time.
11        (2) A person who knowingly delivers, sells, purchases,
12    or possesses or causes to be delivered, sold, purchased,
13    or possessed in violation of this Section an assault
14    weapon attachment commits a Class 4 felony for a first
15    violation and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent
16    violation.
17        (3) Any other violation of this Section is a Class A
18    misdemeanor.
 
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.