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SB 1657 - Requires State-Level License to Sell Firearms - Illinois Key Vote

Katie Stuart voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires State-Level License to Sell Firearms

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-52) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires State-Level License to Sell Firearms

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a state-level dealer's license and state-level background check to sell firearms in Illinois, effective January 1, 2019.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms within the state of Illinois without first obtaining a state-level dealer’s license from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Sec. 10).

  • Requires state-level background checks to be conducted in addition to the federal background checks already in place (Sec. 10).

  • Specifies that this new state-level license will be required even if an individual already has an owner’s identification card or a concealed carry permit from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Sec. 10).

  • Requires an individual to be at least 21 to qualify for a state-level license, and prohibits anyone without such license from working at any type of firearms dealership in the state (Secs. 50 and 75).

  • Establishes a fine of up to $10,000 for any violation, which will be in addition to disciplinary action against the licensee, such as revoking or suspending their firearms license (Sec. 85).

  • Classifies obtaining a license fraudulently as a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for any subsequent offense (Sec. 10).

  • Authorizes the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to begin accepting applications for the state-level dealer’s license on January 1, 2019 (Sec. 30).

  • Authorizes the Gun Dealer Licensing Board, which will consist of 5 members appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation, to amend the requirements of this bill at a later date (Secs. 20 and 25).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-21) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires State-Level License to Sell Firearms

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a state-level dealer's license and state-level background check to sell firearms in Illinois, effective January 1, 2019.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms within the state of Illinois without first obtaining a state-level dealer’s license from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Sec. 10).

  • Requires state-level background checks to be conducted in addition to the federal background checks already in place (Sec. 10).

  • Specifies that this new state-level license will be required even if an individual already has an owner’s identification card or a concealed carry permit from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Sec. 10).

  • Requires an individual to be at least 21 to qualify for a state-level license, and prohibits anyone without such license from working at any type of firearms dealership in the state (Secs. 50 and 75).

  • Establishes a fine of up to $10,000 for any violation, which will be in addition to disciplinary action against the licensee, such as revoking or suspending their firearms license (Sec. 85).

  • Classifies obtaining a license fraudulently as a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for any subsequent offense (Sec. 10).

  • Authorizes the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to begin accepting applications for the state-level dealer’s license on January 1, 2019 (Sec. 30).

  • Authorizes the Gun Dealer Licensing Board, which will consist of 5 members appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation, to amend the requirements of this bill at a later date (Secs. 20 and 25).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires State-Level License to Sell Firearms

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