State of Illinois
2015 and 2016

Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan

720 ILCS 5/24-9

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning firearms.
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1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
5Section 24-9 as follows:
6 (720 ILCS 5/24-9)
7 Sec. 24-9. Firearms; Child Protection.
8 (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), it is unlawful
9for any person to store or leave, within premises under his or
10her control, a firearm if the the person knows or has reason to
11believe that a minor under the age of 14 years who does not
12have a Firearm Owners Identification Card is likely to gain
13access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the
14minor's parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor,
15and the minor causes death or great bodily harm with the
16firearm, unless the firearm is:
17 (1) secured by a device or mechanism, other than the
18 firearm safety, designed to render a firearm temporarily
19 inoperable; or
20 (2) placed in a securely locked box or container; or
21 (3) placed in some other location that a reasonable
22 person would believe to be secure from a minor under the
23 age of 14 years.

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1 (b) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty
2of a Class C misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than
3$1,000. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a
4Class A misdemeanor.
5 (c) Subsection (a) does not apply:
6 (1) if the minor under 14 years of age gains access to
7 a firearm and uses it in a lawful act of self-defense or
8 defense of another; or
9 (2) to any firearm obtained by a minor under the age of
10 14 because of an unlawful entry of the premises by the
11 minor or another person.
12 (d) For the purposes of this Section, "firearm" has the
13meaning ascribed to it in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners
14Identification Card Act.
15(Source: P.A. 91-18, eff. 1-1-00.)