(55 ILCS 5/3-6041)
    Sec. 3-6041. Military equipment surplus program.
    (a) For purposes of this Section:
    "Bayonet" means a large knife designed to be attached to the muzzle of a rifle, shotgun, or long gun for the purpose of hand-to-hand combat.
    "Grenade launcher" means a firearm or firearm accessory used to launch fragmentary explosive rounds designed to inflict death or cause great bodily harm.
    "Military equipment surplus program" means any federal or State program allowing a law enforcement agency to obtain surplus military equipment including, but not limited to, any program organized under Section 1122 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Pub. L. 103-160) or Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Pub. L. 104-201) or any program established under 10 U.S.C. 2576a.
    "Tracked armored vehicle" means a vehicle that provides ballistic protection to its occupants and utilizes a tracked system instead of wheels for forward motion not including vehicles listed in the Authorized Equipment List as published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    "Weaponized aircraft, vessel, or vehicle" means any aircraft, vessel, or vehicle with weapons installed.
    (b) A sheriff's department shall not request or receive from any military equipment surplus program nor purchase or otherwise utilize the following equipment:
        (1) tracked armored vehicles;
        (2) weaponized aircraft, vessels, or vehicles;
        (3) firearms of .50-caliber or higher;
        (4) ammunition of .50-caliber or higher;
        (5) grenade launchers; or
        (6) bayonets.
    (c) A home rule county may not regulate the acquisition of equipment in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule counties of powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (d) If the sheriff requests property from a military equipment surplus program, the sheriff shall publish notice of the request on a publicly accessible website maintained by the sheriff or the county within 14 days after the request.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 7-1-21; 102-28, eff. 6-25-21.)