91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0156
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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

           Location: House

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


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