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Full Text of SB2340  100th General Assembly


Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Filed: 4/9/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2340 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act is
5amended by changing Sections 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 12, and 14 as
7    (430 ILCS 65/1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-1)
8    Sec. 1. It is hereby declared as a matter of legislative
9determination that in order to promote and protect the health,
10safety and welfare of the public, it is necessary and in the
11public interest to provide a system of identifying persons who
12are not qualified to acquire or possess firearms, firearm
13ammunition, firearm parts, stun guns, and tasers within the
14State of Illinois by the establishment of a system of Firearm
15Owner's Identification Cards, thereby establishing a practical
16and workable system by which law enforcement authorities will



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1be afforded an opportunity to identify those persons who are
2prohibited by Section 24-3.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012, from
3acquiring or possessing firearms and firearm ammunition and who
4are prohibited by this Act from acquiring stun guns and tasers.
5(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
6    (430 ILCS 65/1.1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-1.1)
7    Sec. 1.1. For purposes of this Act:
8    "80% receiver blank" means a casting or machined body in
9which the fire-control cavity area is un-machined and sold as
10not yet at the stage of manufacture which could result in the
11classification of it as a firearm under federal law.
12    "Addicted to narcotics" means a person who has been:
13        (1) convicted of an offense involving the use or
14    possession of cannabis, a controlled substance, or
15    methamphetamine within the past year; or
16        (2) determined by the Department of State Police to be
17    addicted to narcotics based upon federal law or federal
18    guidelines.
19    "Addicted to narcotics" does not include possession or use
20of a prescribed controlled substance under the direction and
21authority of a physician or other person authorized to
22prescribe the controlled substance when the controlled
23substance is used in the prescribed manner.
24    "Adjudicated as a person with a mental disability" means
25the person is the subject of a determination by a court, board,



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1commission or other lawful authority that the person, as a
2result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness,
3mental impairment, incompetency, condition, or disease:
4        (1) presents a clear and present danger to himself,
5    herself, or to others;
6        (2) lacks the mental capacity to manage his or her own
7    affairs or is adjudicated a person with a disability as
8    defined in Section 11a-2 of the Probate Act of 1975;
9        (3) is not guilty in a criminal case by reason of
10    insanity, mental disease or defect;
11        (3.5) is guilty but mentally ill, as provided in
12    Section 5-2-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections;
13        (4) is incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case;
14        (5) is not guilty by reason of lack of mental
15    responsibility under Articles 50a and 72b of the Uniform
16    Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. 850a, 876b;
17        (6) is a sexually violent person under subsection (f)
18    of Section 5 of the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment
19    Act;
20        (7) is a sexually dangerous person under the Sexually
21    Dangerous Persons Act;
22        (8) is unfit to stand trial under the Juvenile Court
23    Act of 1987;
24        (9) is not guilty by reason of insanity under the
25    Juvenile Court Act of 1987;
26        (10) is subject to involuntary admission as an



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1    inpatient as defined in Section 1-119 of the Mental Health
2    and Developmental Disabilities Code;
3        (11) is subject to involuntary admission as an
4    outpatient as defined in Section 1-119.1 of the Mental
5    Health and Developmental Disabilities Code;
6        (12) is subject to judicial admission as set forth in
7    Section 4-500 of the Mental Health and Developmental
8    Disabilities Code; or
9        (13) is subject to the provisions of the Interstate
10    Agreements on Sexually Dangerous Persons Act.
11    "Barrel" means the tube, either rifled or smooth, through
12which the projectile travels.
13    "Clear and present danger" means a person who:
14        (1) communicates a serious threat of physical violence
15    against a reasonably identifiable victim or poses a clear
16    and imminent risk of serious physical injury to himself,
17    herself, or another person as determined by a physician,
18    clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner; or
19        (2) demonstrates threatening physical or verbal
20    behavior, such as violent, suicidal, or assaultive
21    threats, actions, or other behavior, as determined by a
22    physician, clinical psychologist, qualified examiner,
23    school administrator, or law enforcement official.
24    "Clinical psychologist" has the meaning provided in
25Section 1-103 of the Mental Health and Developmental
26Disabilities Code.



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1    "Controlled substance" means a controlled substance or
2controlled substance analog as defined in the Illinois
3Controlled Substances Act.
4    "Counterfeit" means to copy or imitate, without legal
5authority, with intent to deceive.
6    "Federally licensed firearm dealer" means a person who is
7licensed as a federal firearms dealer under Section 923 of the
8federal Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 U.S.C. 923).
9    "Firearm" means any device, by whatever name known, which
10is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles by the action
11of an explosion, expansion of gas or escape of gas; excluding,
13        (1) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
14    B-B gun which expels a single globular projectile not
15    exceeding .18 inch in diameter or which has a maximum
16    muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet per second;
17        (1.1) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
18    B-B gun which expels breakable paint balls containing
19    washable marking colors;
20        (2) any device used exclusively for signalling or
21    safety and required or recommended by the United States
22    Coast Guard or the Interstate Commerce Commission;
23        (3) any device used exclusively for the firing of stud
24    cartridges, explosive rivets or similar industrial
25    ammunition; and
26        (4) an antique firearm (other than a machine-gun)



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1    which, although designed as a weapon, the Department of
2    State Police finds by reason of the date of its
3    manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is
4    primarily a collector's item and is not likely to be used
5    as a weapon.
6    "Firearm ammunition" means any self-contained cartridge or
7shotgun shell, by whatever name known, which is designed to be
8used or adaptable to use in a firearm; excluding, however:
9        (1) any ammunition exclusively designed for use with a
10    device used exclusively for signalling or safety and
11    required or recommended by the United States Coast Guard or
12    the Interstate Commerce Commission; and
13        (2) any ammunition designed exclusively for use with a
14    stud or rivet driver or other similar industrial
15    ammunition.
16    "Firearm part" means an 80% receiver blank, barrel, firing
17pin, or receiver as defined in this Act.
18    "Firing pin" means a movable pin or spring that strikes the
19cartridge primer that ignites the charge of the projectile.
20    "Gun show" means an event or function:
21        (1) at which the sale and transfer of firearms is the
22    regular and normal course of business and where 50 or more
23    firearms are displayed, offered, or exhibited for sale,
24    transfer, or exchange; or
25        (2) at which not less than 10 gun show vendors display,
26    offer, or exhibit for sale, sell, transfer, or exchange



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1    firearms.
2    "Gun show" includes the entire premises provided for an
3event or function, including parking areas for the event or
4function, that is sponsored to facilitate the purchase, sale,
5transfer, or exchange of firearms as described in this Section.
6Nothing in this definition shall be construed to exclude a gun
7show held in conjunction with competitive shooting events at
8the World Shooting Complex sanctioned by a national governing
9body in which the sale or transfer of firearms is authorized
10under subparagraph (5) of paragraph (g) of subsection (A) of
11Section 24-3 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
12    Unless otherwise expressly stated, "gun show" does not
13include training or safety classes, competitive shooting
14events, such as rifle, shotgun, or handgun matches, trap,
15skeet, or sporting clays shoots, dinners, banquets, raffles, or
16any other event where the sale or transfer of firearms is not
17the primary course of business.
18    "Gun show promoter" means a person who organizes or
19operates a gun show.
20    "Gun show vendor" means a person who exhibits, sells,
21offers for sale, transfers, or exchanges any firearms at a gun
22show, regardless of whether the person arranges with a gun show
23promoter for a fixed location from which to exhibit, sell,
24offer for sale, transfer, or exchange any firearm.
25    "Involuntarily admitted" has the meaning as prescribed in
26Sections 1-119 and 1-119.1 of the Mental Health and



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1Developmental Disabilities Code.
2    "Mental health facility" means any licensed private
3hospital or hospital affiliate, institution, or facility, or
4part thereof, and any facility, or part thereof, operated by
5the State or a political subdivision thereof which provide
6treatment of persons with mental illness and includes all
7hospitals, institutions, clinics, evaluation facilities,
8mental health centers, colleges, universities, long-term care
9facilities, and nursing homes, or parts thereof, which provide
10treatment of persons with mental illness whether or not the
11primary purpose is to provide treatment of persons with mental
13    "National governing body" means a group of persons who
14adopt rules and formulate policy on behalf of a national
15firearm sporting organization.
16    "Patient" means:
17        (1) a person who voluntarily receives mental health
18    treatment as an in-patient or resident of any public or
19    private mental health facility, unless the treatment was
20    solely for an alcohol abuse disorder and no other secondary
21    substance abuse disorder or mental illness; or
22        (2) a person who voluntarily receives mental health
23    treatment as an out-patient or is provided services by a
24    public or private mental health facility, and who poses a
25    clear and present danger to himself, herself, or to others.
26    "Person with a developmental disability" means a person



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1with a disability which is attributable to any other condition
2which results in impairment similar to that caused by an
3intellectual disability and which requires services similar to
4those required by persons with intellectual disabilities. The
5disability must originate before the age of 18 years, be
6expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a
7substantial disability. This disability results, in the
8professional opinion of a physician, clinical psychologist, or
9qualified examiner, in significant functional limitations in 3
10or more of the following areas of major life activity:
11        (i) self-care;
12        (ii) receptive and expressive language;
13        (iii) learning;
14        (iv) mobility; or
15        (v) self-direction.
16    "Person with an intellectual disability" means a person
17with a significantly subaverage general intellectual
18functioning which exists concurrently with impairment in
19adaptive behavior and which originates before the age of 18
21    "Physician" has the meaning as defined in Section 1-120 of
22the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
23    "Qualified examiner" has the meaning provided in Section
241-122 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
25    "Receiver" means the part of a firearm that provides
26housing for the hammer, bolt, or breechblock and firing



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1mechanism which is usually threaded at its forward portion to
2receive the barrel, including a frame or receiver blank,
3casting, or machined body that requires further machining or
4molding to be used as a part of a functional firearm which was
5designed and clearly identifiable as being used to be
6exclusively a part of a firearm.
7    "Sanctioned competitive shooting event" means a shooting
8contest officially recognized by a national or state shooting
9sport association, and includes any sight-in or practice
10conducted in conjunction with the event.
11    "School administrator" means the person required to report
12under the School Administrator Reporting of Mental Health Clear
13and Present Danger Determinations Law.
14    "Stun gun or taser" has the meaning ascribed to it in
15Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
16(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 99-29, eff. 7-10-15; 99-143,
17eff. 7-27-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
18    (430 ILCS 65/2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-2)
19    Sec. 2. Firearm Owner's Identification Card required;
21    (a) (1) No person may acquire or possess any firearm, stun
22gun, or taser within this State without having in his or her
23possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously
24issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police
25under the provisions of this Act.



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1    (2) No person may acquire or possess firearm ammunition
2within this State without having in his or her possession a
3Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or
4her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions
5of this Act.
6    (3) No person may acquire or possess any firearm part,
7unless otherwise exempted under the Act, which can be used to
8assemble or modify a firearm without having in his or her
9possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously
10issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police.
11    (b) The provisions of this Section regarding the possession
12of firearms, firearm ammunition, firearm parts, stun guns, and
13tasers do not apply to:
14        (1) United States Marshals, while engaged in the
15    operation of their official duties;
16        (2) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States or
17    the National Guard, while engaged in the operation of their
18    official duties;
19        (3) Federal officials required to carry firearms,
20    while engaged in the operation of their official duties;
21        (4) Members of bona fide veterans organizations which
22    receive firearms directly from the armed forces of the
23    United States, while using the firearms for ceremonial
24    purposes with blank ammunition;
25        (5) Nonresident hunters during hunting season, with
26    valid nonresident hunting licenses and while in an area



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1    where hunting is permitted; however, at all other times and
2    in all other places these persons must have their firearms
3    unloaded and enclosed in a case;
4        (6) Those hunters exempt from obtaining a hunting
5    license who are required to submit their Firearm Owner's
6    Identification Card when hunting on Department of Natural
7    Resources owned or managed sites;
8        (7) Nonresidents while on a firing or shooting range
9    recognized by the Department of State Police; however,
10    these persons must at all other times and in all other
11    places have their firearms unloaded and enclosed in a case;
12        (8) Nonresidents while at a firearm showing or display
13    recognized by the Department of State Police; however, at
14    all other times and in all other places these persons must
15    have their firearms unloaded and enclosed in a case;
16        (9) Nonresidents whose firearms are unloaded and
17    enclosed in a case;
18        (10) Nonresidents who are currently licensed or
19    registered to possess a firearm in their resident state;
20        (11) Unemancipated minors while in the custody and
21    immediate control of their parent or legal guardian or
22    other person in loco parentis to the minor if the parent or
23    legal guardian or other person in loco parentis to the
24    minor has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification
25    Card;
26        (12) Color guards of bona fide veterans organizations



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1    or members of bona fide American Legion bands while using
2    firearms for ceremonial purposes with blank ammunition;
3        (13) Nonresident hunters whose state of residence does
4    not require them to be licensed or registered to possess a
5    firearm and only during hunting season, with valid hunting
6    licenses, while accompanied by, and using a firearm owned
7    by, a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's
8    Identification Card and while in an area within a
9    commercial club licensed under the Wildlife Code where
10    hunting is permitted and controlled, but in no instance
11    upon sites owned or managed by the Department of Natural
12    Resources;
13        (14) Resident hunters who are properly authorized to
14    hunt and, while accompanied by a person who possesses a
15    valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, hunt in an area
16    within a commercial club licensed under the Wildlife Code
17    where hunting is permitted and controlled;
18        (15) A person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a
19    Firearm Owner's Identification Card under this Act and is
20    under the direct supervision of a holder of a Firearm
21    Owner's Identification Card who is 21 years of age or older
22    while the person is on a firing or shooting range or is a
23    participant in a firearms safety and training course
24    recognized by a law enforcement agency or a national,
25    statewide shooting sports organization; and
26        (16) Competitive shooting athletes whose competition



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1    firearms are sanctioned by the International Olympic
2    Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the
3    International Shooting Sport Federation, or USA Shooting
4    in connection with such athletes' training for and
5    participation in shooting competitions at the 2016 Olympic
6    and Paralympic Games and sanctioned test events leading up
7    to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
8    (c) The provisions of this Section regarding the
9acquisition and possession of firearms, firearm ammunition,
10firearm parts, stun guns, and tasers do not apply to law
11enforcement officials of this or any other jurisdiction, while
12engaged in the operation of their official duties.
13    (c-5) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of
14subsection (a) of this Section regarding the possession of
15firearms and firearm ammunition do not apply to the holder of a
16valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm
17Concealed Carry Act who is in physical possession of the
18concealed carry license.
19    (d) Any person who becomes a resident of this State, who is
20not otherwise prohibited from obtaining, possessing, or using a
21firearm or firearm ammunition, shall not be required to have a
22Firearm Owner's Identification Card to possess firearms or
23firearms ammunition until 60 calendar days after he or she
24obtains an Illinois driver's license or Illinois
25Identification Card.
26(Source: P.A. 99-29, eff. 7-10-15.)



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1    (430 ILCS 65/3)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-3)
2    Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in Section 3a, no person may
3knowingly transfer, or cause to be transferred, any firearm,
4firearm ammunition, firearm part, stun gun, or taser to any
5person within this State unless the transferee with whom he
6deals displays either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner's
7Identification Card which has previously been issued in his or
8her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions
9of this Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a
10concealed firearm which has previously been issued in his or
11her name by the Department of State Police under the Firearm
12Concealed Carry Act. In addition, all firearm, stun gun, and
13taser transfers by federally licensed firearm dealers are
14subject to Section 3.1.
15    (a-5) Any person who is not a federally licensed firearm
16dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm while that
17person is on the grounds of a gun show must, before selling or
18transferring the firearm, request the Department of State
19Police to conduct a background check on the prospective
20recipient of the firearm in accordance with Section 3.1.
21    (a-10) Notwithstanding item (2) of subsection (a) of this
22Section, any person who is not a federally licensed firearm
23dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm or
24firearms to any person who is not a federally licensed firearm
25dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms,



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1contact the Department of State Police with the transferee's or
2purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to
3determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's
4Firearm Owner's Identification Card. This subsection shall not
5be effective until January 1, 2014. The Department of State
6Police may adopt rules concerning the implementation of this
7subsection. The Department of State Police shall provide the
8seller or transferor an approval number if the purchaser's
9Firearm Owner's Identification Card is valid. Approvals issued
10by the Department for the purchase of a firearm pursuant to
11this subsection are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
12    (a-15) The provisions of subsection (a-10) of this Section
13do not apply to:
14        (1) transfers that occur at the place of business of a
15    federally licensed firearm dealer, if the federally
16    licensed firearm dealer conducts a background check on the
17    prospective recipient of the firearm in accordance with
18    Section 3.1 of this Act and follows all other applicable
19    federal, State, and local laws as if he or she were the
20    seller or transferor of the firearm, although the dealer is
21    not required to accept the firearm into his or her
22    inventory. The purchaser or transferee may be required by
23    the federally licensed firearm dealer to pay a fee not to
24    exceed $10 per firearm, which the dealer may retain as
25    compensation for performing the functions required under
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1    Section 3.1;
2        (2) transfers as a bona fide gift to the transferor's
3    husband, wife, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter,
4    father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, brother, sister,
5    nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, grandfather, grandmother,
6    grandson, granddaughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law,
7    son-in-law, or daughter-in-law;
8        (3) transfers by persons acting pursuant to operation
9    of law or a court order;
10        (4) transfers on the grounds of a gun show under
11    subsection (a-5) of this Section;
12        (5) the delivery of a firearm by its owner to a
13    gunsmith for service or repair, the return of the firearm
14    to its owner by the gunsmith, or the delivery of a firearm
15    by a gunsmith to a federally licensed firearms dealer for
16    service or repair and the return of the firearm to the
17    gunsmith;
18        (6) temporary transfers that occur while in the home of
19    the unlicensed transferee, if the unlicensed transferee is
20    not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms and the
21    unlicensed transferee reasonably believes that possession
22    of the firearm is necessary to prevent imminent death or
23    great bodily harm to the unlicensed transferee;
24        (7) transfers to a law enforcement or corrections
25    agency or a law enforcement or corrections officer acting
26    within the course and scope of his or her official duties;



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1        (8) transfers of firearms that have been rendered
2    permanently inoperable to a nonprofit historical society,
3    museum, or institutional collection; and
4        (9) transfers to a person who is exempt from the
5    requirement of possessing a Firearm Owner's Identification
6    Card under Section 2 of this Act.
7    (a-20) The Department of State Police shall develop an
8Internet-based system for individuals to determine the
9validity of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card prior to the
10sale or transfer of a firearm. The Department shall have the
11Internet-based system completed and available for use by July
121, 2015. The Department shall adopt rules not inconsistent with
13this Section to implement this system.
14    (b) Any person within this State who transfers or causes to
15be transferred any firearm, stun gun, or taser shall keep a
16record of such transfer for a period of 10 years from the date
17of transfer. Such record shall contain the date of the
18transfer; the description, serial number or other information
19identifying the firearm, stun gun, or taser if no serial number
20is available; and, if the transfer was completed within this
21State, the transferee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card
22number and any approval number or documentation provided by the
23Department of State Police pursuant to subsection (a-10) of
24this Section. On or after January 1, 2006, the record shall
25contain the date of application for transfer of the firearm. On
26demand of a peace officer such transferor shall produce for



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1inspection such record of transfer. If the transfer or sale
2took place at a gun show, the record shall include the unique
3identification number. Failure to record the unique
4identification number or approval number is a petty offense.
5    (b-5) Any resident may purchase ammunition from a person
6within or outside of Illinois if shipment is by United States
7mail or by a private express carrier authorized by federal law
8to ship ammunition. Any resident purchasing ammunition within
9or outside the State of Illinois must provide the seller with a
10copy of his or her valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card or
11valid concealed carry license and either his or her Illinois
12driver's license or Illinois State Identification Card prior to
13the shipment of the ammunition. The ammunition may be shipped
14only to an address on either of those 2 documents.
15    (c) The provisions of this Section regarding the transfer
16of firearm ammunition shall not apply to those persons
17specified in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.
18(Source: P.A. 98-508, eff. 8-19-13; 99-29, eff. 7-10-15.)
19    (430 ILCS 65/12)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-12)
20    Sec. 12. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to the
21passing or transfer of any firearm, or firearm ammunition, or
22firearm part upon the death of the owner thereof to his heir or
23legatee or to the passing or transfer of any firearm or firearm
24ammunition incident to any legal proceeding or action until 60
25days after such passing or transfer.



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1(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2600.)
2    (430 ILCS 65/14)  (from Ch. 38, par. 83-14)
3    Sec. 14. Sentence.
4    (a) Except as provided in subsection (a-5), a violation of
5paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a) of Section 2, when the
6person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is expired but the
7person is not otherwise disqualified from renewing the card, is
8a Class A misdemeanor.
9    (a-5) A violation of paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a)
10of Section 2, when the person's Firearm Owner's Identification
11Card is expired but the person is not otherwise disqualified
12from owning, purchasing, or possessing firearms, is a petty
13offense if the card was expired for 6 months or less from the
14date of expiration.
15    (b) Except as provided in subsection (a) with respect to an
16expired card, a violation of paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection
17(a) of Section 2 is a Class A misdemeanor when the person does
18not possess a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification
19Card, but is otherwise eligible under this Act. A second or
20subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
21    (c) A violation of paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a)
22of Section 2 is a Class 3 felony when:
23        (1) the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card
24    is revoked or subject to revocation under Section 8; or
25        (2) the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card



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1    is expired and not otherwise eligible for renewal under
2    this Act; or
3        (3) the person does not possess a currently valid
4    Firearm Owner's Identification Card, and the person is not
5    otherwise eligible under this Act.
6    (d) A violation of subsection (a) of Section 3 is a Class 4
7felony. A third or subsequent conviction is a Class 1 felony.
8    (d-5) Any person who knowingly enters false information on
9an application for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card, who
10knowingly gives a false answer to any question on the
11application, or who knowingly submits false evidence in
12connection with an application is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
13    (e) Except as provided by Section 6.1 of this Act, any
14other violation of this Act is a Class A misdemeanor.
15(Source: P.A. 97-1131, eff. 1-1-13.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.".