102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Rita Mayfield
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the provision of the
Code that makes it an offense for a person who possesses or acquires a
firearm and thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from
the person, to fail to report the loss or theft to the local law
enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss
or theft is a Class 4 felony for a third offense (rather than a Class A
misdemeanor) and a Class 3 felony for a fourth or subsequent offense.
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by
changing Section 24-4.1 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/24-4.1)
Report of lost or stolen firearms.
(a) If a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's
Identification Card and who possesses or acquires a firearm
thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from
the person, the person must report the loss or theft to the
local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining
knowledge of the loss or theft.
(b) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction shall
take a written report and shall, as soon as practical, enter
the firearm's serial number as stolen into the Law Enforcement
Agencies Data System (LEADS).
(c) A person shall not be in violation of this Section if:
(1) the failure to report is due to an act of God, act
of war, or inability of a law enforcement agency to
receive the report;
(2) the person is hospitalized, in a coma, or is
otherwise seriously physically or mentally impaired as to