Join Date: Apr 2008
My Ride: What else?
| Just to keep things in perspective, most of their "Restricted places" are restricted in Texas as well.
I do like the fact that they put an actual number value on BAC while carrying. Texas doesn't have this and relies soley on the judgement of the officer.
Section 70. Restrictions.
16 (a) No license issued under this Act shall authorize any
17 person to knowingly carry a handgun into:
18 (i) Any building under the control of the Governor,
19 Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State,
20 Comptroller, or Treasurer.
21 (ii) Any building under control of the General Assembly
22 or any of its support service agencies, including the
23 portion of a building in which a committee of the General
24 Assembly convenes for the purpose of conducting meetings of
25 committees, joint committees, or legislative commissions.
1 (iii) Any courthouse or building occupied in whole or
2 in part by the Circuit, Appellate, or Supreme Court or a
3 room designated as a courtroom for court proceedings by any
4 of these courts.
5 (iv) Any meeting of the governing body of a unit of
6 local government or special district.
7 (v) Any establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic
8 beverages for consumption on the premises if less than 50%
9 of its annual gross income comes from the sale of food.
10 (vi) Any area of an airport to which access is
11 controlled by the inspection of persons and property.
12 (vii) Any place where the carrying of a firearm is
13 prohibited by federal law.
14 (viii) Any elementary or secondary school without the
15 consent of school authorities. School authorities shall
16 inform the appropriate law enforcement agency and any law
17 enforcement personnel on site of such consent.
18 (ix) Any portion of a building used as a child care
19 facility without the consent of the manager. Nothing in
20 this Section shall prevent the operator of a child care
21 facility in a family home from owning or possessing a
22 firearm or license.
23 (x) Any gaming facility licensed under the Riverboat
24 Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
25 (xi) Any gated area of an amusement park.
26 (xii) Any stadium, arena, or collegiate or
1 professional sporting event.
2 (xiii) A mental health facility.
3 (xiv) Any community college, college, or university
4 campus without consent of the school authorities. School
5 authorities shall inform the appropriate law enforcement
6 agency and any law enforcement personnel on site of such
8 (xv) A library without the written consent of the
9 library's governing body. The governing body shall inform
10 the appropriate law enforcement agency of such consent.
11 (xvi) Any police, sheriff, or State Police office or
12 station without the consent of the chief law enforcement
13 officer in charge of that office or station.
14 (xvii) Any adult or juvenile detention or correctional
15 institution, prison, or jail.
16 (b) A municipality or school district may prohibit or limit
17 licensees from carrying a handgun into or within any building
18 owned, leased, or controlled by that municipality or school
19 district by a majority vote of members of its governing board.
20 A resolution or ordinance shall not prohibit a licensee from
21 carrying a handgun in any building used for public housing, on
22 any sidewalk, on any highway or roadway, or in any public
23 restroom. A resolution or ordinance shall not prohibit a
24 licensee from carrying a handgun in a public transportation
25 facility or while accessing the services of a public
26 transportation agency. For purposes of this Section, "public
transportation facility" means a terminal or other place where
2 one may obtain public transportation. For purposes of this
3 Section, "public transportation agency" means a public or
4 private agency that provides for the transportation or
5 conveyance of persons by means available to the general public,
6 except for transportation by automobiles not used for
7 conveyance of the general public as passengers. The resolution
8 or ordinance may specify that persons violating the resolution
9 or ordinance may be denied entrance to the building and
10 subjected to a civil fine of no more than $100 for any
11 violation of the provisions of the resolution or ordinance.
12 (c) The owner, business or commercial lessee, or manager of
13 a private business enterprise, or any other private
14 organization, entity, or person, may prohibit licensees from
15 carrying a handgun on the premises under its control. However,
16 any owner shall allow for any lessee to carry or possess a
17 handgun in accordance with this Act in any part of a building
18 or upon any property he or she leases.
19 (d) Any person licensed under this Act who is prohibited
20 from carrying a handgun into a building or on the premises as
21 specified in subsection (a) or designated in accordance with
22 subsection (b) or (c) shall be permitted to store that handgun
23 or ammunition in a locked vehicle or locked compartment or
24 container within his or her vehicle. A licensee shall not be in
25 violation of this Section if the firearm is on his or her
26 person or located in a vehicle on or near the premises or when
1 traveling along a public right of way specified or designated
2 in subsection (a), (b), or (c). A licensee shall not be in
3 violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this Section if a
4 building or premises designated under subsection (b) or (c)
5 fails to post a sign.
6 (e) If a law enforcement officer initiates an investigative
7 stop, including but not limited to a traffic stop, of a
8 licensee who is carrying a concealed firearm, the licensee
9 shall immediately disclose to the officer that he or she is in
10 possession of a concealed firearm pursuant to this Act.
11 (f) A licensee shall not carry a concealed firearm while
12 under the influence of illegal drugs or hallucinogenic drugs or
13 alcohol. For the purposes of this subsection (f), under the
14 influence of alcohol means a blood alcohol content of .08 or
16 (g) Signs stating that the carrying of a concealed weapon
17 is prohibited shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at
18 every entrance of a building or premises specified in
19 subsection (a) or designated in accordance with subsection (b)
20 or (c). The Department shall promulgate rules for standardized
21 signs to be used under this subsection.
22 (h) A violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or
23 (f) is a Class B misdemeanor. A willful violation of subsection
24 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) is a Class A misdemeanor. The
25 court may require a licensee to pay a $150 fee, in addition to
26 any other fees or court costs, for a violation of subsection
2 (i) The Department may suspend a license for up to 90 days
3 for a violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f)
4 or up to 180 days for a willful violation of subsection (a),
5 (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f). The Department shall permanently
6 revoke a license for 3 or more violations of this Section.
7 Section 75. Immunity, employees, and agents. The office of
8 the county sheriff, or any employee or agent of the county
9 sheriff, or the Department of State Police shall not be liable
10 for damages in any civil action arising from alleged wrongful
11 or improper granting, renewing, or failure to revoke licenses
12 issued under this Act, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
13 The office of the county sheriff and any employees or agents
14 shall not be liable for submitting specific or articulable
15 reasons why an applicant should be denied a license, unless the
16 objection contains false, malicious, or inaccurate information
17 and the objection constituted willful and wanton misconduct.