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Proposed Illinois Firearm Legislation HB4240

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Legislation Overview


Description: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Permits employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Provides that the exemption only applies to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

Session: 101st General Assembly

Last Action: Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin

Last Action Date: February 5, 2020


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3 sponsors: Thomas Bennett (R); Darren Bailey (R); Michael Halpin (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (3 of 118)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 5, 2020 Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
House Feb 4, 2020 Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
House Jan 27, 2020 First Reading
House Jan 27, 2020 Referred to Rules Committee
House Jan 23, 2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Jan 23, 2020 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Link: link to state bill page

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