IL HB0898 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 13-2)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-31 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed weapon. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

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2019-07-31HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
2019-07-31HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
2019-07-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
2019-07-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
2019-03-29HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-02-19HouseTo Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
2019-02-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
2019-02-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
2019-02-05HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
2019-01-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
2019-01-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
2019-01-28HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-01-28HouseFirst Reading
2019-01-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
2019-01-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
2019-01-24HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
2019-01-24HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
2019-01-24HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
2019-01-24HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
2019-01-24HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
507052Amended CodeCitation Text
720524-2Amended CodeCitation Text
73012526.1New CodeSee Bill Text
73053-2-13New CodeSee Bill Text

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