90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1557
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Short description: 
CONCEALED FIREARMS-PERMITS                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Family  and  Personal  Protection  Act.   Establishes      
   statewide  uniform  standards  for  the  issuance  of permits to carry      
   concealed firearms in this State.  Vests in the  Department  of  State      
   Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified      
   applicants.  Requires  an  applicant  to complete a training course in      
   handgun use, safety, and marksmanship.  Also requires  instruction  in      
   the law relating to firearm use.  Requires an applicant to be at least      
   21  years  of age.  Prohibits an applicant who has been convicted of a      
   felony or has a history of  mental  illness,  addiction,  or  habitual      
   alcohol  use  from obtaining a permit.  Creates the Citizen Safety and      
   Self-Defense Trust Fund administered by the Department.  The moneys in      
   the  Fund  shall  be  used  to  administer   the   Act.    Establishes      
   restrictions  on  carrying  concealed firearms.  Establishes standards      
   for the training course and for certifying instructors.    Amends  the      
   Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to preempt home rule.                
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          Corrections population and fiscal impacts are unknown.               
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Corrections)                                       
          No change from correctional note.                                    
          JUDICIAL NOTE                                                        
          It is not possible to determine impact on the need to increase       
          the number of judges in the State.                                   
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          HB 1557 does not preempt home rule authority.                        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          HB1557 creates a service mandate which normally requires 50% to      
          100% reimbursement. However, HB1557 provides for applicant fees      
          that would compensate local gov'ts. for any revenues expended,       
          exempting the State from reimbursement responsibility.               
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Office of Ill. Courts)                          
          Fiscal impact on the Judicial Branch cannot be determined.           
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 3                                                
          Impact on the need to increase the number of judges in the           
          State cannot be determined.                                          
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 3                                   
          No change from previous mandate note.                                
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 3                                               
          No change from previous home rule note.                              
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Deletes everything  after  the  enacting  clause.  Reincorporates      
   provisions  of  the bill except also requires photo of applicant to be      
   in color and that the applicant be identified by gender.   Permits  an      
   employer  to  prohibit employees who hold concealed carry permits from      
   carrying  firearms  on  business  premises.      Establishes   various      
   additional  areas  where  carrying  concealed  firearms is prohibited.      
   Provides that, in municipalities within counties of 3,000,000 or  more      
   inhabitants, the duties imposed upon the sheriff shall be imposed upon      
   the  municipal  police  department or police chief. Increases hours of      
   classroom instruction from 8 hours to 12 hours that an applicant for a      
   permit to carry a concealed firearm must take in order to be  eligible      
   for the permit.                                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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