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technology exists, manufacturers have not yet produced
It behooves the State to install a program in partnership
with law enforcement to bring
microstamp-ready firearms into
use in Illinois.
This Act may be cited as the
Microstamping Funding Program Act.
"Microstamp-ready" means that the firearm is manufactured
to produce a unique
alphanumeric or geometric code on at least
one location on each expended cartridge
case that identifies
the make, model, and serial number of the firearm.
"Microstamping mechanism" means a mechanism of the firearm
designed and intended
to produce a unique alphanumeric or
geometric code on an expended cartridge that
make, model, and serial number of the firearm.
Grants for microstamp-ready firearms.
to appropriation, the State shall set aside $500,000 to
establish a grant program for microstamp-ready firearms in
Illinois. The program will award:
(A) Replenishment grants: Grants between $35,000 and
$50,000, for the
replenishment of new firearms for their
officers. One of these grants shall be for
the Illinois State
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Police, and the other three shall be for three municipal law
enforcement agencies of towns or cities with a population
between 50,000 and
200,000 who purchase firearms for their
officers through a Quartermaster
system, in which the
Quartermaster is responsible for the purchase, inventory,
dissemination of uniforms and equipment to officers.
(B) New officer grants : Grants between $5,000 to $20,000
to law enforcement
agencies of towns or cities with a
population between 30,000 and 200,000 to
assist with the
purchase of firearms by new officers.
Administration and restrictions.
program shall be administered by the Illinois State Police and
the grant funds shall only be used for the purchase of
microstamp-ready firearms by law enforcement agencies that are
Education and training.
Education and training
associated with microstamp-ready firearms, and integration
the NIBIN and CGIC centers in Illinois shall be included
in the program.
Grant application and participation.
shall establish the objectives and provide direction for the
program's grant application process, by which qualified law
enforcement agencies can apply to receive funds for
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microstamp-ready firearms for use by their officers. Law
enforcement agencies participating in the grant program must
have their officers using the microstamp-ready firearms as
soon as they are delivered.
All grants this program must be awarded by June 30, 2022.
Law enforcement agencies that have been awarded funds must
use funds within one year of receipt or funds will be returned
to the State of Illinois.
The Illinois State Police
shall collect data from each grant recipient, including but
the number of microstamp-ready firearms
number of officers using the
microstamp-ready firearms, and
the number of microstamp-ready
firearms that are discharged in the first of year of use.
Any person who knowingly or
intentionally changes, alters, removes or obliterates the
of the importer's or manufacturer's serial number or the
of any firearm commits a Class 2