State of Illinois
2015 and 2016

Introduced , by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

430 ILCS 66/5

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Defines "substantially similar". Effective immediately.
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1 AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Firearm Concealed Carry Act is amended by
5changing Section 5 as follows:
6 (430 ILCS 66/5)
7 Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8 "Applicant" means a person who is applying for a license to
9carry a concealed firearm under this Act.
10 "Board" means the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.
11 "Concealed firearm" means a loaded or unloaded handgun
12carried on or about a person completely or mostly concealed
13from view of the public or on or about a person within a
15 "Department" means the Department of State Police.
16 "Director" means the Director of State Police.
17 "Handgun" means any device which is designed to expel a
18projectile or projectiles by the action of an explosion,
19expansion of gas, or escape of gas that is designed to be held
20and fired by the use of a single hand. "Handgun" does not
22 (1) a stun gun or taser;
23 (2) a machine gun as defined in item (i) of paragraph

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1 (7) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code
2 of 2012;
3 (3) a short-barreled rifle or shotgun as defined in
4 item (ii) of paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of Section
5 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012; or
6 (4) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
7 B-B gun which expels a single globular projectile not
8 exceeding .18 inch in diameter, or which has a maximum
9 muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet per second, or which
10 expels breakable paint balls containing washable marking
11 colors.
12 "Law enforcement agency" means any federal, State, or local
13law enforcement agency, including offices of State's Attorneys
14and the Office of the Attorney General.
15 "License" means a license issued by the Department of State
16Police to carry a concealed handgun.
17 "Licensee" means a person issued a license to carry a
18concealed handgun.
19 "Municipality" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1
20of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
21 "Substantially similar" means any license that is issued by
22another governmental entity in which the person undergoes a
23background check and submits proof of any firearm training.
24 "Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to it
25in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
26(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13.)

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1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.