Posted: 4/14/2021 6:36:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2021 6:39:50 PM EDT by InterestedBystander]
SB1165 FOID "Modernization" Act - Two Republicans jumped on as co-sponsors. If these are your senators, you should call them and let them know this is a mistake to support this bill.
4/14/2021 Senate Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran 4/14/2021 Senate Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
They would have us believe they are supporting this bill in order to ward off the "Fix the FOID Act." They are both bad and neither one should have a single republican vote.
More shell bill shenanigans using a bill for refrigerators.
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abandoned Refrigerator Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Senate Amendment 1 to SB1165 - Pending
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides for email notifications from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Create expanded rule making authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts.
It baffles me that a bill as innocuous as an Abandoned Refrigerator Bill can be 'modified' to address something such as the FOID card.
If an amendment has NOTHING to do w/ the concept of the original bill then it should be deleted w/out debate. But this is IL and Springfield :|
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