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430 ILCS 65/6
(430 ILCS 65/6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 83-6)
Contents of Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
(a) A Firearm Owner's Identification Card, issued by the Illinois State Police at such places as the Director of the Illinois State Police
specify, shall contain the applicant's name, residence, date of birth, sex,
physical description, recent photograph, except as provided in subsection (c-5), and signature. Each Firearm Owner's
Identification Card must have the Firearm Owner's Identification Card number boldly and conspicuously
displayed on the face of the card. Each Firearm Owner's
Identification Card must have printed on it the following: "CAUTION - This
card does not permit bearer to UNLAWFULLY carry or use firearms."
Before December 1, 2002,
the Department of State Police may use a person's digital photograph and signature from his or
Illinois driver's license or Illinois Identification Card, if available. On
and after December 1, 2002,
the Illinois State Police (formerly the Department of State Police) shall use a person's digital photograph and signature from his
Illinois driver's license or Illinois Identification Card, if available. The Illinois State Police
shall decline to use a person's digital photograph or signature if
the digital photograph or signature is the result of or associated with
fraudulent or erroneous data, unless otherwise provided by law.
(b) A person applying for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall
to the Illinois State Police using the applicant's digital driver's
or Illinois Identification Card photograph, if available, and signature on the
Firearm Owner's Identification Card. The Secretary
of State shall allow the Illinois State Police access to the photograph
and signature for the purpose of identifying the applicant and issuing to the
Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
(c) The Secretary of State shall conduct a study to determine the cost
feasibility of creating a method of adding an identifiable code, background, or
other means on the driver's license or Illinois Identification Card to show
an individual is not disqualified from owning or possessing a firearm under
State or federal law. The Secretary shall report the findings of this study August 17, 2002 (12 months after the effective date of Public Act 92-442).
(c-5) If a person qualifies for a photograph exemption, in lieu of a photograph, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain a copy of the card holder's fingerprints. Each Firearm Owner's Identification Card described in this subsection (c-5) must have printed on it the following: "This card is only valid for firearm purchases through a federally licensed firearms dealer when presented with photographic identification, as prescribed by 18 U.S.C. 922(t)(1)(C)."
(Source: P.A. 102-237, eff. 1-1-22; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)