Bill Status of HB2578 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: FIREARM OFFENSES-HABITUAL CRIM
Rep. John M. Cabello, John Egofske, Blaine Wilhour, Chris Miller, Brad Halbrook, Dan Ugaste, Norine K. Hammond, Patrick Windhorst, Dan Caulkins, Adam M. Niemerg, Tony M. McCombie, Jason Bunting, Jackie Haas, Dennis Tipsword, Jr., Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer, Michael J. Coffey, Jr., Ryan Spain, Bradley Fritts, Randy E. Frese, Kevin Schmidt, Amy Elik, Charles Meier, Dan Swanson and Wayne A Rosenthal
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases penalties for unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons or persons in the custody of the Department of Corrections facilities. Provides that a person commits unlawful sale or delivery of firearms when he or she knowingly: (1) sells or gives a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a felony or who is a streetgang member or (2) sells or gives a firearm that has been purchased or acquired out of state to a person who has been convicted of a felony or is a streetgang member. Provides that a violation is a Class 1 felony. Provides that a second or subsequent violation is non-probationable. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes a provision that the first offense had to be committed when the person was 21 years of age or older to be adjudged a habitual criminal. Provides that a person who attained the age of 18 at the time of the third offense may be adjudged a habitual criminal. In the Class X sentencing provision for a defendant over 21 years of age who is convicted of a Class 1 or Class 2 felony after twice being convicted of a Class 1 or Class 2 felony, deletes a provision that the first offense had to be committed when the person was 21 years of age or older and deletes a provision that the offenses had to be forcible felonies. Exempts theft from this calculation.