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Full Text of HB1349  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Department of State Police Law of the Civil
5 Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding Section
6 2605-560 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 2605/2605-560 new)
8     Sec. 2605-560. Handgun Roster Board.
9     (a) There is established a Handgun Roster Board in the
10 Department of State Police. The Board consists of 11 members.
11         (1) Of the 11 members of the Board:
12             (A) one shall be the Director of State Police as an
13         ex officio member; and
14             (B) ten shall be appointed by the Governor with the
15         advice and consent of the Senate.
16         (2) Of the 10 appointed members of the Board:
17             (A) one shall be a representative of a State law
18         enforcement agency association;
19             (B) one shall be a representative of a State
20         prosecutorial association;
21             (C) one shall be a handgun dealer, gunsmith, or
22         representative of a handgun manufacturer;
23             (D) one shall be a resident of the State who is a
24         representative of a rifle association;
25             (E) one shall be a representative of an
26         organization that promotes gun violence prevention;
27         and
28             (F) five shall be public members, 2 of whom shall
29         be mechanical or electrical engineers.
30     (b) Each member of the Board, other than the Director of
31 State Police, shall serve a term of 4 years. The Director of
32 State Police shall serve as chairman. The Board shall appoint



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1 such other officers as it deems appropriate. The Board shall
2 meet at the request of the chairman or of a majority of the
3 members.
4     (c) The Board members shall receive no additional
5 compensation for their service as members of the Board but may
6 be reimbursed for their actual expenses for service on the
7 Board from appropriations made to the Department of State
8 Police for that purpose.
9     Section 10. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by adding
10 Section 24-11 as follows:
11     (720 ILCS 5/24-11 new)
12     Sec. 24-11. Handgun safety devices.
13     (a) In this Section:
14     "Authorized user" means the owner and any person authorized
15 by the owner to possess and use the handgun.
16     "External safety lock" means an external device that is:
17         (1) attached to a handgun with a key or combination
18     lock; and
19         (2) designed to prevent a handgun from being discharged
20     unless the device has been deactivated.
21     "Handgun" has the meaning ascribed to it in clause (h)(2)
22 of subsection (A) of Section 24-3 of this Code.
23     "Handgun Roster Board" means the Board created in Section
24 2605-560 of the Department of State Police Law.
25     "Personalized handgun" means a handgun manufactured with
26 incorporated design technology that:
27         (1) allows the handgun to be fired only by the
28     authorized user; and
29         (2) prevents any of the safety characteristics of the
30     handgun from being readily deactivated.
31     (b) A dealer may not sell, offer for sale, rent, or
32 transfer in this State a handgun unless the handgun is sold,
33 offered for sale, rented, or transferred with an external
34 safety lock.



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1     (c) The Handgun Roster Board annually shall:
2         (1) review the status of personalized handgun
3     technology; and
4         (2) on or before July 1, report its findings to the
5     Governor and to the General Assembly.
6     (d) In reviewing the status of personalized handgun
7 technology under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this
8 Section, the Handgun Roster Board shall consider:
9         (1) the number and variety of models and calibers of
10     personalized handguns that are available for sale;
11         (2) each study, analysis, or other evaluation of
12     personalized handguns conducted or commissioned by: (A)
13     the National Institute of Justice; (B) a federal, State, or
14     local law enforcement laboratory; or (C) any other entity
15     with an expertise in handgun technology; and
16         (3) any other information that the Handgun Roster Board
17     considers relevant.
18     (e) This Section does not apply to:
19         (1) the purchase, sale, or transportation of a handgun
20     to or by a federally licensed gun dealer or manufacturer
21     that provides or services a handgun for: (i) personnel of
22     any unit of the federal government; (ii) members of the
23     armed forces of the United States or the National Guard;
24     (iii) law enforcement personnel of the State or any local
25     law enforcement agency in the State while acting within the
26     scope of their official duties; and (iv) an organization
27     that is required by federal law governing its specific
28     business or activity to maintain handguns and applicable
29     ammunition;
30         (2) a firearm modified to be permanently inoperative;
31         (3) the sale or transfer of a handgun by a federally
32     licensed gun dealer or manufacturer covered under item (1)
33     of this subsection;
34         (4) the sale or transfer of a handgun by a federally
35     licensed gun dealer or manufacturer to a lawful customer
36     outside the State; or



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1         (5) an antique firearm.
2     (f) A dealer who violates subsection (b) of this Section is
3 guilty of a Class 4 felony.