MT. VERNON – The “Fix the FOID Act” fell in the last cycle at the Illinois Capitol.
The bill, among other things, would’ve raised the cost for FOID cards, forced citizens to use an FFL Dealer to purchase a firearm, and it included fingerprinting along with a background check.
State Representative Terri Bryant is the ranking Republican and the Minority Spokesperson on the Judiciary Criminals Committee. She says the bill could come up again in the new session.
The “Fix the FOID Act” also includes a provision to lessen the validity of a FOID card from 10 years to 5 years.