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(65 ILCS 5/11-5.1-2)
Military equipment surplus program.
(a) For purposes of this Section:
"Bayonet" means large knives designed to be attached to the
muzzle of a rifle, shotgun, or long gun for the purposes of
"Grenade launcher" means a firearm or firearm accessory
used to launch fragmentary explosive rounds designed to inflict death or cause great bodily harm.
"Military equipment surplus program" means any federal or state program allowing a law enforcement agency to obtain
surplus military equipment, including, but not limited to, any
program organized under Section 1122 of the National Defense
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Pub. L. 103-160) or
Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for
Fiscal Year 1997 (Pub. L. 104-201) or any program established
by the United States Department of Defense under 10 U.S.C.
"Tracked armored vehicle" means a vehicle that provides
ballistic protection to its occupants and utilizes a tracked
system instead of wheels for forward motion not including vehicles listed in the Authorized Equipment List as published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"Weaponized aircraft, vessels, or vehicles" means any
aircraft, vessel, or vehicle with weapons installed.
(b) A police department shall not request or receive from
any military equipment surplus program nor purchase or
otherwise utilize the following equipment:
(1) tracked armored vehicles;
(2) weaponized aircraft, vessels, or vehicles;
(3) firearms of .50-caliber or higher;
(4) ammunition of .50-caliber or higher;
(5) grenade launchers, grenades, or similar
(c) A home rule municipality may not regulate the
acquisition of equipment in a manner inconsistent with this
Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of
Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the
concurrent exercise by home rule municipalities of powers and
functions exercised by the State.
(d) If a police department requests other property not prohibited from a military equipment surplus
program, the police department shall publish notice of the
request on a publicly accessible website maintained by the
police department or the municipality within 14 days after the
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 7-1-21; 102-28, eff. 6-25-21; 102-687, eff. 12-17-21.)