SPRINGFIELD - We're reviewing House Speaker Mike Madigan's 27 amendments on HB 1155. If you've found something that we're missing, please feel free to assist us. Mind you, Illinois House members were allowed to see these amendment after they were introduced Monday, and Speaker Madigan has determined they are to be voted on first thing Tuesday. We'll update as things go along, but the House is scheduled to return at 1:30 PM Tuesday. The session will be viewable when it commences HERE
After debating Amendment 2 for several minutes, State Rep. Ed Sullivan called for HB 1155 to be recommitted to the House Judiciary Committee instead of proceeding with House floor debate. The proposal needed 60 votes. It failed to pass, with 47 Yes to recommit and 67 No - to move ahead with the floor vote.
2:42 PM - Republican caucus meeting until 3:30 PM. Debate to continue.
6:00 PM - The Illinois House is discussing Amendment #9 - to ban handguns at amusement parks. Every amendment has passed thus far.
9:10 PM - Debate on Amendment 27 concluded and it passed with a 57 to 48 vote.
Legislation remains on second reading - will need another vote in House before proceeding to Senate.
HB 1155 Amendments briefly described:
Amendment 1 - Names Madigan's bill "The Family and Personal Protection Act" Passed 101 yes - 15 no
Amendment 2 - Firearms banned in all level schools. Passed 68 to 38 with 6 Present (Sponsored by Kelly Cassidy)
Amendment 3 - Firearms banned in child care facilities, any property or buildings associated with the child care facility. Guns may be in child care providing homes, but must be kept unloaded and in a locked container. Passed - 71 to 43. (sponsored by Kelly Burke)
Amendment 4 - Firearms banned in any government building associated with state legislature, statewide offices, local township and municipal board meetings, police stations or court houses. Passed - 66 to 41 with 7 present. (sponsored by Barbara Flynn Currie)
Amendment 5 - Firearms banned from any facility associated with gaming, including casinos or any facility that has been issued a license for gaming from the Illinois Gaming Board. (IR Note: Restaurants serving liquor are qualified to host video poker machines, thus a gaming license.)
Amendment 6 - Firearms banned from any hospital or mental health facility. Passed 64 to 46 (Sponsor Naomi Jakkobsson)
Amendment 7 - Firearms banned in any library - and surrounding property, parking lots (the same with previous locations) Passed 66 to 43 (Sponsor Lou Lang)
Amendment 8 - Firearms banned in any arena, stadium, collegiate or professional sporting event as well as surrounding properties and parking lots) Passed 58 to 47 (Sponsored by Sarah Feigenholtz)
Amendment 9 - Firearms banned in or near amusement parks. Passed 56 to 46 (Sponsor Kelly Cassidy)
Amendment 10 - Firearms banned in or around universities and community colleges, also on university-owned streets or in vehicles owned by the univerisites. Lost 50 yes to 56 no (Sponsor Naomi Jakobbsson)
Amendment 11 - Firearms banned from any facility that has a liquor license. Lost - 53 to 57; 4 Present (Sponsor Ann Williams)
Amendment 12 - Firearms banned from any public gathering, protest or rally. Lost - 46 Yes, 61 - No (Sponsor Ann Williams)
Amendment 13 - Firearms banned from any place of worship, and its surrounding properties and buildings. (Withdrawn)
Amendment 14 - Firearms banned on public transportation. Passed 65 to 45 with 4 present (Sponsor - Deborah Mell)
Amendment 15 - Firearms banned at parks, playgrounds, recreational areas. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 16 - Firearms banned at zoos and museums, surrounding properties and parking lots. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 17 - Firearms banned from private property unless the owner, manager or authority person expressed allowances for firearms. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 18 - Determines that firearms carried in a vehicle must be broken down, inaccessible and in a safe container. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 19 - Determines that a person applying for a handgun carry permit must take a 20 hr classroom training course. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 20 - Anyone carrying a handgun would be required to carry a $1 million liability insurance policy. A person would be considered the owner of a handgun even if lost or stolen unless the owner reports the loss or theft to local law enforcement authorities. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 21 - A person applying for a handgun license would need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist or psychologist and certified that the person is not a danger to himself or others. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 22 - Home rule pre-emption WITHDRAWN
Amendment 23 - Allows counties and municipalities shall enact stronger restrictions than the state concerning firearms. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 24 - To obtain a handgun license, the applicant would
1. be at least 21 years of age.
2.have a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card
3. is not prohibited by Illinois or federalw from possessing or receiving a firearm.
4. Is not the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding that would disqualify from licensure.
5. Does not chronically or habitually abuse alcohol for 5 years prior to licensure.
6. Has completed required firearms training.
7. Has submitted required application.
8. Has paid required fees. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 25 - Defines "firearms" for legal reasons, requires license be carried at all times when handgun is being carried, allows local sheriff to reject application for handgun licensure, specifies terms in proposal. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 26 - Specifies all the exemptions to the handgun licensure law - including peace officers, security guards, investigators, domestic military troops and others. WITHDRAWN
Amendment 27 - Representative Brandon Phelps' proposed amendment language which correlates with HB 997 and understood it was drafted with the assistance of the Illinois State Rifle Association. Passed 57 to 48 (Sponsor Brandon Phelps)