92nd General Assembly
Status of HB4959
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   New Act                                                                     
   430 ILCS 65/13.1          from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1                         
   720 ILCS 5/24-2           from Ch. 38, par. 24-2                            

        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.  Provides that the Family and      
   Personal Protection Act supersedes an ordinance of  a  unit  of  local      
   government  inconsistent  with  that  Act.  Prohibits a home rule unit      
   from regulating the issuance of permits to carry  concealed  firearms.      
   Amends  the  Criminal  Code  of 1961.  Exempts from an unlawful use of      
   weapons and aggravated unlawful use of weapons violation, persons  who      
   carry  or  possess firearms in accordance with the Family and Personal      
   Protection Act.  Effective immediately.                                     
   FEB-05-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-05-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-05-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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