IL SB3609 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 9 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-09 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board may grant written permission to a person who has a Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations granted by the State Superintendent of Education under the Code, other qualified staff, or a qualified volunteer to carry a firearm if employed as an educator, other qualified staff, or a qualified volunteer by the school district, while actually engaged in the performance of the duties of his or her employment. Provides that the person must have undergone a psychiatric evaluation as determined by the school board and possess a valid license to carry a concealed firearm in the State under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a school district may not require any educator, other qualified staff, or a qualified volunteer, as a condition of employment, to carry a firearm. Provides that a person permitted by the school board to carry a firearm shall receive additional training on dealing with children. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Exempts an educator, other qualified staff, or a qualified volunteer from violations of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes for carrying a firearm in a school under these provisions. Effective immediately.

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2019-01-09SenateSession Sine Die
2018-05-08SenateReferred to Assignments
2018-05-08SenateFirst Reading
2018-05-08SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-30New CodeSee Bill Text
105534-18Amended CodeCitation Text
720524-2Amended CodeCitation Text

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