99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Carol A. Sente
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
55 ILCS 5/5-1117
from Ch. 34, par. 5-1117
520 ILCS 5/2.33
from Ch. 61, par. 2.33
Amends the Counties Code and the Wildlife Code. Provides that in the
counties of Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage, it is unlawful for any person to
discharge any firearm for the purpose
of taking any of the species
protected by the Wildlife Code, or hunt with gun or
dog, or intentionally
or wantonly allow a dog to hunt, within 1,000 yards of an inhabited
first obtaining permission from the owner or tenant.
Permits the discharge of firearms at a licensed shooting range regardless
of the distance from inhabited residences. Preempts a home rule unit
located in the counties of Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage from regulating the
discharge of firearms in a manner inconsistent with these provisions.
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AN ACT concerning firearms.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
5-1117 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/5-1117)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-1117)
Discharge of firearms.
(a) The county board of any county may, by ordinance,
prohibit within unincorporated areas the discharge
of firearms in any
residential area where such discharge is
likely to subject residents or
passersby to the risk of injury.
However, such an ordinance shall not
limit the right to
discharge a firearm for the lawful defense of persons or
property, or in the course of making a lawful arrest, when such
use of force
is justified under Article 7 of the Criminal Code
(a-5) Nothing in this Section prohibits the discharge of
firearms at a licensed shooting range.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, a "residential area"
in counties other than Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage
within 300 yards of at least 3 single or multi-family
In the counties of Cook, Lake, Will,
and DuPage, a "residential area" is any
area within 1,000 yards