Bill Text: IL HJRCA0016 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that no moneys, including bond proceeds, derived from taxes, fees, excises, or licenses relating to licensing, carrying, or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition or related to the use of firearms or firearm ammunition shall be expended for purposes other than the following: the costs of administering and enforcing laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition; and, with respect to local governments, other firearm and firearm ammunition regulation purposes as authorized by law. Provides that the costs of administering laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition shall be limited to direct program expenses related to the following: the enforcement of firearm and firearm ammunition regulation laws; the safety of persons from unlawful use of firearms or firearm ammunition; or the regulation of the carrying of firearms. Provides that the limitations to the costs of administering laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition shall also include direct program expenses related to workers' compensation claims for death or injury of employees enforcing firearm and firearm ammunition laws and investigations for improving the safety of the employees enforcing those laws. Provides that none of the revenues described in these provisions shall, by transfer, offset, or otherwise, be diverted to any purpose other than those described in these provisions. Provides that investment income that is attributable to the investment of moneys in funds used for the regulation of firearms and firearm ammunition shall be retained in those funds for the uses specified in these provisions. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-18 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0016 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HJRCA0016-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0016

Introduced , by Rep. Dan Caulkins

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. IX, Sec. 12 new

Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that no moneys, including bond proceeds, derived from taxes, fees, excises, or licenses relating to licensing, carrying, or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition or related to the use of firearms or firearm ammunition shall be expended for purposes other than the following: the costs of administering and enforcing laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition; and, with respect to local governments, other firearm and firearm ammunition regulation purposes as authorized by law. Provides that the costs of administering laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition shall be limited to direct program expenses related to the following: the enforcement of firearm and firearm ammunition regulation laws; the safety of persons from unlawful use of firearms or firearm ammunition; or the regulation of the carrying of firearms. Provides that the limitations to the costs of administering laws related to firearms and firearm ammunition shall also include direct program expenses related to workers' compensation claims for death or injury of employees enforcing firearm and firearm ammunition laws and investigations for improving the safety of the employees enforcing those laws. Provides that none of the revenues described in these provisions shall, by transfer, offset, or otherwise, be diverted to any purpose other than those described in these provisions. Provides that investment income that is attributable to the investment of moneys in funds used for the regulation of firearms and firearm ammunition shall be retained in those funds for the uses specified in these provisions. Effective upon being declared adopted.
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
5SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
6electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
7election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption
8of this resolution a proposition to amend Article IX of the
9Illinois Constitution by adding Section 12 as follows:
10
ARTICLE IX
11
REVENUE
12 (ILCON Art. IX, Sec. 12 new)
13SECTION 12. FIREARM REGULATION FUNDS.
14 (a) No moneys, including bond proceeds, derived from
15taxes, fees, excises, or licenses relating to licensing,
16carrying, or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition or
17related to the use of firearms or firearm ammunition shall be
18expended for purposes other than as provided in subsections
19(b) and (c).
20 (b) Funds described in subsection (a) may be expended for
21the following: the costs of administering and enforcing laws
22related to firearms and firearm ammunition; and, with respect
23to local governments, other firearm and firearm ammunition

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1regulation purposes as authorized by law.
2 (c) The costs of administering laws related to firearms
3and firearm ammunition shall be limited to direct program
4expenses related to the following: the enforcement of firearm
5and firearm ammunition regulation laws; the safety of persons
6from unlawful use of firearms or firearm ammunition; or the
7regulation of the carrying of firearms.
8 The limitations to the costs of administering laws related
9to firearms and firearm ammunition under this subsection (c)
10shall also include direct program expenses related to workers'
11compensation claims for death or injury of employees enforcing
12firearm and firearm ammunition laws and investigations for
13improving the safety of the employees enforcing those laws.
14 (d) None of the revenues described in subsection (a) of
15this Section shall, by transfer, offset, or otherwise, be
16diverted to any purpose other than those described in
17subsections (b) and (c) of this Section.
18 (e) Investment income that is attributable to the
19investment of moneys in funds used for the regulation of
20firearms and firearm ammunition shall be retained in those
21funds for the uses specified in subsection (b).
22
SCHEDULE
23 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
24declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
25Constitutional Amendment Act.
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