91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0228
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Short description: 
CRIM CD-SALE FIREARMS                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961.  Makes various changes  to  the      
   unlawful  sale of firearms statute.  Includes in various violations of      
   the statute, transferring or possessing  with  intent  to  transfer  a      
   firearm  to  a person prohibited by law to possess a firearm.  Makes a      
   transferor of a firearm criminally liable if he or she has  reasonable      
   cause  to believe that the person is prohibited by law from possessing      
   a firearm.  Prohibits the transfer of more than one firearm to any one      
   person within a 30 day period.                                              
          FISCAL NOTE (Criminal Justice Information Authority)                 
          HB228 will not have a fiscal impact on the Authority.                
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                             
          Corrections population and fiscal impacts are minimial.              
          FISCAL NOTE (Illinois State Police)                                  
          HB228 would have no measurable fiscal impact on the State            
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)         
          It has been determined that the bill would neither decrease or       
          increase the need for the number of judges in the State.             
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1                                               
          (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)                            
          Does not pre-empt home rule authority.                               
          STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1                                          
          (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)                            
          Does not create a State mandate.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Illinois State Police)                          
          Fiscal impact on the State Police would be $713,500.                 
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Corrections)                           
          There will be minimal fiscal and corrections population impact.      
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Corrections)                     
          Same as previous fiscal note.                                        
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          720 ILCS 5/24-3.1A new                                               
        Changes references in the statute on  unlawful sale  of  firearms      
   from  "sell"  or  "give"  to "transfer".   Prohibits multiple sales of      
   handguns within a 30-day period.   Creates  the  offense  of  unlawful      
   purchase  of  handguns.  Provides  exemptions.  Penalty  is  a Class A      
   misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a  second  or      
   subsequent offense.                                                         
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/LOST          050-064-002

   Last action date: 99-03-22

           Location: House

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


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