Bill Status of HB5228  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez and Edward J. Acevedo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
430 ILCS 65/1.1from Ch. 38, par. 83-1.1
430 ILCS 65/4from Ch. 38, par. 83-4
430 ILCS 65/4.1 new
430 ILCS 65/5from Ch. 38, par. 83-5
430 ILCS 65/6.1
430 ILCS 65/7from Ch. 38, par. 83-7
430 ILCS 65/8from Ch. 38, par. 83-8
430 ILCS 65/9from Ch. 38, par. 83-9
430 ILCS 65/10from Ch. 38, par. 83-10
430 ILCS 65/13.2from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.2
430 ILCS 65/14from Ch. 38, par. 83-14
720 ILCS 5/24-3from Ch. 38, par. 24-3
720 ILCS 5/24-3.1from Ch. 38, par. 24-3.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that beginning July 1, 2009, a person may not possess a handgun in the State unless the person has successfully completed a handgun safety course approved by the Department of State Police and has been issued a handgun possession permit by the Department. Provides that in determining the standards for approval of handgun safety courses, the Department shall consult with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that an approved course shall consist of 20 hours of training, which shall include all of the following: (1) instruction in the dangers of and misuse of handguns, and the storage, safety rules, and care and cleaning of handguns; (2) practice firing on a range with live ammunition; (3) instruction in the legal use of handguns; and (4) a presentation of the ethical and moral considerations necessary for any person who possesses a handgun. Establishes penalties for violations.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2008HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die