Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday December 3rd 2013, both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate passed SB114, which is a trailer bill to the Illinois Concealed Carry Act HB0183. SB114 now awaits the Governor's signature.
The purpose of a trailer bill is to correct errors or mistakes that were made in a previous bill.
It was good that SB114 passed because it addressed issues that needed to be corrected in HB0183. I expect another trailer bill in the spring session to address other errors in HB0183. This is a usual procedure following almost all bills.
Having a debate on all bills is important because the intent of the legislation is clarified in the record. The preemption language was brought up on Tuesday in a question and answer session between Representative Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and Representative Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein).
This question and answer session made it clear that rules on Concealed Carry lay squarely with the State of Illinois; the City of Chicago, Cook County, and any other municipality are not to tamper with the Concealed Carry legislation. Exercises like Representative Phelps and Sullivan went through are critical to court cases brought against municipalities who may try to tamper with the Illinois Concealed Carry Act. Kudos to Representative Phelps and Representative Sullivan.
We are now working with the joint committee on Administrative Rules trying to be sure the rules which will be eventually adopted do not diminish our Right To Carry. The struggle is far from over but the ISRA is there representing you.
Thank you for being a member or supporter.Richard Pearson
ISRA Executive Director
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit: www.isra.org