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Full Text of HB4296  102nd General Assembly




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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
11    under the control of a public or private elementary or
12    secondary school.
13        (2) Any building, real property, and parking area
14    under 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
4    a concealed firearm onto the real property, bikeway, or
5    trail in a park regulated by the Department of Natural
6    Resources or any other designated public hunting area or
7    building where firearm possession is permitted as
8    established by the Department of Natural Resources under
9    Section 1.8 of the 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.
16        (6) Any building, real property, and parking area
17    under the control of an adult or juvenile detention or
18    correctional institution, prison, or jail.
19        (7) Any building, real property, and parking area
20    under the control of a public or private hospital or
21    hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing
22    home.
23        (8) Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for
24    in whole or in part with public funds, and any building,
25    real property, and parking area under the control of a
26    public transportation facility paid for in whole or in



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1    part with public funds.
2        (9) Any building, real property, and parking area
3    under the control of an establishment that serves alcohol
4    on its premises, if more than 50% of the establishment's
5    gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale
6    of alcohol. The owner of an establishment who knowingly
7    fails to prohibit concealed firearms on its premises as
8    provided in this paragraph or who knowingly makes a false
9    statement or record to avoid the prohibition on concealed
10    firearms under this paragraph is subject to the penalty
11    under subsection (c-5) of Section 10-1 of the Liquor
12    Control Act of 1934.
13        (10) Any public gathering or special event conducted
14    on property open to the public that requires the issuance
15    of a permit from the unit of local government, provided
16    this prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must
17    walk through a public gathering in order to access his or
18    her residence, place of business, or vehicle.
19        (11) Any building or real property that has been
20    issued a Special Event Retailer's license as defined in
21    Section 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time
22    designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event
23    Retailer's license, or a Special use permit license as
24    defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor
25    Control Act during the time designated for the sale of
26    alcohol by the Special use permit license.



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1        (12) Any public playground.
2        (13) Any public park, athletic area, or athletic
3    facility under the control of a municipality or park
4    district, provided nothing in this Section shall prohibit
5    a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm while on a
6    trail or bikeway if only a portion of the trail or bikeway
7    includes a public park.
8        (14) Any adventure course or zipline, aquatic center,
9    campground, equestrian center, nature center grounds,
10    picnic grove, playground, sledding hill, sledding hill
11    grounds, and any parking area of any of the aforementioned
12    under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve
13    District, and any public or private gathering or special
14    event conducted on property that requires the issuance of
15    a permit by real property under the control of the Cook
16    County Forest Preserve District.
17        (15) Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical
18    clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue,
19    entertainment venue, officially recognized
20    university-related organization property, whether owned or
21    leased, and any real property, including parking areas,
22    sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public
23    or private community college, college, or university.
24        (16) Any building, real property, or parking area
25    under the control of a gaming facility licensed under the
26    Illinois Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of



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



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



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1permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her
2person within a vehicle into the parking area and may store a
3firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked
4vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the
5vehicle in the parking area. A licensee may carry a concealed
6firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle
7within a prohibited parking lot area only for the limited
8purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the
9vehicle's trunk. For purposes of this subsection, "case"
10includes a glove compartment or console that completely
11encloses the concealed firearm or ammunition, the trunk of the
12vehicle, or a firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other
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
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
25in this 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 Illinois State Police and shall
2be 4 inches by 6 inches in size. The Illinois State Police
3shall adopt rules for standardized signs to be used under this
5(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)