State Senator Patrick Joyce and two other lawmakers along with Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly met last Wednesday to discuss legislation to modernize Firearms Owner Identification cards in Illinois.
“It’s vital that FOID and concealed carry license applications be processed quickly and efficiently,” Joyce said. “I’m proud to be a co-sponsor on this important legislation so we can help clear the backlog and keep the Illinois State Police moving forward.”
Senate Bill 1165, an initiative of the ISP, would create a prohibited persons portal to help law enforcement identify people whose FOID cards have been revoked, create a review board to respond to revocations and denials, and enact other changes to make the application and renewal process more efficient.
“Again and again, we see we should be using less of our resources on an antiquated, outdated, inefficient, ineffective renewal process from the 1960s and more on enforcement against real threats to public safety,” said ISP Director Brendan Kelly. “Our people believe in building a system that makes it hard for the bad guys and simple and safe for the good guys, but we need authority from the legislature to untangle, streamline and integrate the aging patchwork of FOID, concealed carry, and background checks if we are going to fulfill this mission.”
Koehler is the lead sponsor of the legislation, which has been assigned to the Senate Executive Committee.
Region: Northern,City: Morris,Local,Region: Morris
April 20, 2021 at 05:30PM