98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
SB1536

Introduced 2/13/2013, by Sen. Chapin Rose

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
430 ILCS 65/13.1 from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Denies home rule powers to require firearm training and instruction or to otherwise regulate the ownership or possession of firearms. 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 Owners Identification Card Act is
5amended by changing Section 13.1 as follows:
6 (430 ILCS 65/13.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1)
7 Sec. 13.1. It is unlawful for any unit of local government,
8including a home rule unit of government, to require any person
9to obtain training or instruction in order to own or possess a
10firearm for his or her personal use. It is declared to be the
11policy of this State that the regulation of the right to own or
12possess a firearm is an exclusive power and function of the
13State. A home rule unit may not regulate the ownership or
14possession of firearms. This Section is a denial and limitation
15of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of
16Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. The
17provisions of any ordinance enacted by any municipality which
18requires registration or imposes greater restrictions or
19limitations on the acquisition, possession and transfer of
20firearms than are imposed by this Act, are not invalidated or
21affected by this Act.
22(Source: P.A. 76-1939.)

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