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Proposed Illinois Firearm Legislation SB1413

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview


Description: Creates the Firearms Registration Act. Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending. Provides that the Department of State Police must complete a background check of any person who applies for: (1) a registration certificate for a firearm that was lawfully owned or possessed on the effective date of the Act, was brought into the State by a new resident, or was acquired by operation of law upon the death of the former owner; or (2) a renewal of a registration certificate unless, within 12 months of the date the renewal application is submitted, the applicant passed a background check conducted by the Department in connection with the applicant's acquisition of another firearm. Provides exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 2 felony to sell or transfer ownership of a firearm to another person without complying with the registration requirement of the Firearms Registration Act.

Session: 99th General Assembly

Last Action: Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans

Last Action Date: November 10, 2016


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

5 sponsors: Jacqueline Collins (D); Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins (D); Kimberly Lightford (D); Napoleon Harris (D); Heather Steans (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 8% (5 of 59)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Nov 10, 2016 Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
Senate Oct 10, 2015 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
Senate May 30, 2015 Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
Senate May 15, 2015 Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
Senate Apr 24, 2015 Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
Senate Mar 27, 2015 Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 24, 2015
Senate Mar 25, 2015 Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
Senate Mar 25, 2015 Sponsor Removed Sen. William Delgado
Senate Mar 24, 2015 Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
Senate Mar 23, 2015 Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Senate Mar 11, 2015 To Subcommittee on Firearms (JU)
Senate Mar 3, 2015 Assigned to Judiciary
Senate Feb 20, 2015 First Reading
Senate Feb 20, 2015 Referred to Assignments
Senate Feb 20, 2015 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Feb 20, 2015 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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