LANG-SCOTT-LYONS,JOSEPH-GASH-SCHOENBERG, FRITCHEY, ERWIN,
GARRETT, HARRIS, HAMOS AND CURRIE.
CRIM CD-FIREARMS MINORS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Prohibits storing a loaded
firearm in a location and manner that makes the firearm accessible to
a minor under 14 years of age. Provides exemptions. If the minor
gains access to the firearm, the person responsible for storing the
firearm is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. If the minor causes death
or great bodily harm using the firearm, the person responsible for
storing the firearm is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and is civilly
liable for treble the amount of actual damages caused by use of the
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
This bill will have no correctional or fiscal impact.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
Same as DOC fiscal note.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Corrections)
Same as previous note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
720 ILCS 5/24-3.5 new
Adds reference to:
720 ILCS 5/24-9 new
720 ILCS 5/24-9.1 new
Deletes the title and everything after the enacting clause.
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of unlawful
storage of a firearm. Prohibits a person from negligently keeping a
loaded firearm within any premises or vehicle that is under his or her
control so that a child under 14 who is not supervised is likely to be
able to gain access to the firearm and the child gains access to the
firearm and possesses, uses, or exhibits it either in a public place
or in a negligent, suicidal, threatening, or assaultive manner.
Establishes rebuttable presumptions. The penalty is a Class C misde-
meanor for a first offense and a Class A misdemeanor for a second or
subsequent offense. Requires the commercial seller of firearms to
deliver a written warning to the purchaser that it is unlawful and
punishable by imprisonment and a fine for a person to store or leave a
firearm in a place within the reach or easy access of a minor under 14
years of age.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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