90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0071
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WILDLIFE CD-HANDICAPD-CROSSBOW                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Wildlife Code.  In provisions permitting the  Director      
   of Natural Resources to issue a permit to a handicapped person to hunt      
   with a crossbow, deletes language limiting the permit to the taking of      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that a handicapped person hunting  on  a  licensed  game      
   breeding  and  hunting  preserve  who  has  in his or her possession a      
   permit to hunt from a standing vehicle may transport a shotgun  in  or      
   on  an  all-terrain  vehicle provided that the shotgun is unloaded and      
   the breech is open at all times when the vehicle is in motion  or  the      
   engine is running.                                                          
          STATE DEBT NOTE, H-AM 1                                              
          SB 71, as amended by H-am 1 would not have an impact.                
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Natural Resources)                                 
          Additional clerical processing costs would be less than $5000        
          annually and would be offset by increased permit revenues.           
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Natural Resources)                     
          No change from previous note.                                        
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                                
          SB 71 would neither decrease nor increase the need for the num-      
          ber of judges in the state.                                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          720 ILCS 5/24-1                 from Ch. 38, par. 24-1               
        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961  relating  to  unlawful  use  of      
   weapons.   Provides that a first violation of carrying or possessing a      
   firearm in a vehicle, concealed upon one's person, or  upon  a  public      
   street  or public lands within a municipality is a Class A misdemeanor      
   (instead of Class 4 felony).  Provides that  a  second  or  subsequent      
   offense is a Class 3 felony.  Provides that a person under 21 years of      
   age  who commits this violation by carrying or possessing a handgun is      
   guilty of a Class 3 felony.  Provides that a gang member who  violates      
   these  provisions  by  carrying or possessing a firearm is guilty of a      
   Class 3 felony.                                                             
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1 & 2                                   
          SB 71 would not have an impact on the level of State debt.           
        GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE                                     
        Recommends that provisions of the bill that change the penalty         
   from a Class 4 felony to a Class A misdemeanor for a conviction for         
   a first offense for the unlawful use of a weapon for carrying or            
   possessing a firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about one's          
   person or for carrying or possessing a firearm on or about one's per-       
   son upon any public street, alley, or other public lands within the         
   corporate limits of a city, village, or incorporated town be removed        
   and the Class 4 felony penalty be reinstated.                               

   Last action date: 97-10-30

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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