Bill Text: IL HB3229 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act concerning the prohibition by a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee holding the office of mayor, alderman, president, trustee, marshal, or deputy marshal of a municipality, from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the municipality. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee who is a member of a park district board from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the park district.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3229 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3229-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB3229

Introduced , by Rep. Reginald Phillips

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
430 ILCS 66/65

Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act concerning the prohibition by a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee holding the office of mayor, alderman, president, trustee, marshal, or deputy marshal of a municipality, from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the municipality. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee who is a member of a park district board from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the park district.
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A BILL FOR

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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 65 as follows:
6 (430 ILCS 66/65)
7 Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
8 (a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a
9firearm on or into:
10 (1) Any building, real property, and parking area under
11 the control of a public or private elementary or secondary
12 school.
13 (2) Any building, real property, and parking area under
14 the control of a pre-school or child care facility,
15 including any room or portion of a building under the
16 control of a pre-school or child care facility. Nothing in
17 this paragraph shall prevent the operator of a child care
18 facility in a family home from owning or possessing a
19 firearm in the home or license under this Act, if no child
20 under child care at the home is present in the home or the
21 firearm in the home is stored in a locked container when a
22 child under child care at the home is present in the home.
23 (3) Any building, parking area, or portion of a

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1 building under the control of an officer of the executive
2 or legislative branch of government, provided that nothing
3 in this paragraph shall prohibit a licensee from carrying a
4 concealed firearm onto the real property, bikeway, or trail
5 in a park regulated by the Department of Natural Resources
6 or any other designated public hunting area or building
7 where firearm possession is permitted as established by the
8 Department of Natural Resources under Section 1.8 of the
9 Wildlife Code.
10 (4) Any building designated for matters before a
11 circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or
12 any building or portion of a building under the control of
13 the Supreme Court.
14 (5) Any building or portion of a building under the
15 control of a unit of local government. Nothing in this
16 paragraph shall prevent a licensee holding the office of
17 mayor, alderman, president, trustee, marshal, or deputy
18 marshal of a municipality, from carrying a handgun as
19 defined in this Act while attending a public meeting at a
20 building under the control of the municipality. Nothing in
21 this paragraph shall prevent a licensee who is a member of
22 a park district board from carrying a handgun as defined in
23 this Act while attending a public meeting at a building
24 under the control of the park district.
25 (6) Any building, real property, and parking area under
26 the control of an adult or juvenile detention or

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1 correctional institution, prison, or jail.
2 (7) Any building, real property, and parking area under
3 the control of a public or private hospital or hospital
4 affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing home.
5 (8) Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for
6 in whole or in part with public funds, and any building,
7 real property, and parking area under the control of a
8 public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part
9 with public funds.
10 (9) Any building, real property, and parking area under
11 the control of an establishment that serves alcohol on its
12 premises, if more than 50% of the establishment's gross
13 receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of
14 alcohol. The owner of an establishment who knowingly fails
15 to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises as provided
16 in this paragraph or who knowingly makes a false statement
17 or record to avoid the prohibition on concealed firearms
18 under this paragraph is subject to the penalty under
19 subsection (c-5) of Section 10-1 of the Liquor Control Act
20 of 1934.
21 (10) Any public gathering or special event conducted on
22 property open to the public that requires the issuance of a
23 permit from the unit of local government, provided this
24 prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must walk
25 through a public gathering in order to access his or her
26 residence, place of business, or vehicle.

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1 (11) Any building or real property that has been issued
2 a Special Event Retailer's license as defined in Section
3 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time
4 designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event
5 Retailer's license, or a Special use permit license as
6 defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor
7 Control Act during the time designated for the sale of
8 alcohol by the Special use permit license.
9 (12) Any public playground.
10 (13) Any public park, athletic area, or athletic
11 facility under the control of a municipality or park
12 district, provided nothing in this Section shall prohibit a
13 licensee from carrying a concealed firearm while on a trail
14 or bikeway if only a portion of the trail or bikeway
15 includes a public park.
16 (14) Any real property under the control of the Cook
17 County Forest Preserve District.
18 (15) Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical
19 clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue,
20 entertainment venue, officially recognized
21 university-related organization property, whether owned or
22 leased, and any real property, including parking areas,
23 sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public
24 or private community college, college, or university.
25 (16) Any building, real property, or parking area under
26 the control of a gaming facility licensed under the

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1 Riverboat Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of
2 1975, including an inter-track wagering location licensee.
3 (17) Any stadium, arena, or the real property or
4 parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any
5 collegiate or professional sporting event.
6 (18) Any building, real property, or parking area under
7 the control of a public library.
8 (19) Any building, real property, or parking area under
9 the control of an airport.
10 (20) Any building, real property, or parking area under
11 the control of an amusement park.
12 (21) Any building, real property, or parking area under
13 the control of a zoo or museum.
14 (22) Any street, driveway, parking area, property,
15 building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used
16 by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site
17 or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory
18 Commission. The licensee shall not under any circumstance
19 store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle or in a
20 compartment or container within a vehicle located anywhere
21 in or on the street, driveway, parking area, property,
22 building, or facility described in this paragraph.
23 (23) Any area where firearms are prohibited under
24 federal law.
25 (a-5) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a public or
26private community college, college, or university from:

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1 (1) prohibiting persons from carrying a firearm within
2 a vehicle owned, leased, or controlled by the college or
3 university;
4 (2) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies
5 regarding student, employee, or visitor misconduct and
6 discipline, including suspension and expulsion;
7 (3) developing resolutions, regulations, or policies
8 regarding the storage or maintenance of firearms, which
9 must include designated areas where persons can park
10 vehicles that carry firearms; and
11 (4) permitting the carrying or use of firearms for the
12 purpose of instruction and curriculum of officially
13 recognized programs, including but not limited to military
14 science and law enforcement training programs, or in any
15 designated area used for hunting purposes or target
16 shooting.
17 (a-10) The owner of private real property of any type may
18prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property
19under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in
20accordance with subsection (d) of this Section indicating that
21firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property is
22a private residence.
23 (b) Notwithstanding subsections (a), (a-5), and (a-10) of
24this Section except under paragraph (22) or (23) of subsection
25(a), any licensee prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm
26into the parking area of a prohibited location specified in

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1subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-10) of this Section shall be
2permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her
3person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a
4firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked
5vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the
6vehicle in the parking area. A licensee may carry a concealed
7firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle
8within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited
9purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the vehicle's
10trunk. For purposes of this subsection, "case" includes a glove
11compartment or console that completely encloses the concealed
12firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the vehicle, or a firearm
13carrying box, shipping box, or other container.
14 (c) A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section
15while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that
16touches or crosses any of the premises under subsection (a),
17(a-5), or (a-10) of this Section if the concealed firearm is
18carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions
19of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the
20licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of
21law.
22 (d) Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is
23prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at the
24entrance of a building, premises, or real property specified in
25this Section as a prohibited area, unless the building or
26premises is a private residence. Signs shall be of a uniform

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1design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches
2by 6 inches in size. The Department shall adopt rules for
3standardized signs to be used under this subsection.
4(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 99-29, eff. 7-10-15.)
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