03/07/2016

(Received: 03/09/2016, Posted: 03/09/2016)


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ISRA Legislative Alert - SB2856

This week we ask you to voice your opposition to a Senate bill designed to make firearms that are part of an estate more difficult to transfer. Despite Illinois already having Universal Background Checks, SB2856 Probate Firearm Transfer Death will require the administrator of an estate to also prove to the court that the intended recipient of firearms is not prohibited under Federal and State Law. The bill offers no accepted methods of proof but, if not proved to the court's satisfaction within an unspecified period of time, "the firearm shall be disposed of in a manner prescribed by the court", including possible confiscation and destruction.

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 8, at 3:00 P.M.

By logging on to the ILGA Dashboard or Create a New Account first, you can avoid having to fill in the identification information.

Click here to Create Witness Slip SB2856 Probate Firearm Transfer Death will require the administrator of an estate to also prove to the court that the intended recipient of firearms is not prohibited under Federal and State Law. The bill offers no accepted methods of proof but, if not proved to the court's satisfaction within an unspecified period of time, "the firearm shall be disposed of in a manner prescribed by the court", including possible confiscation and destruction.

If you do not wish to register an account, you will need to complete all the required fields:

  1. IDENTIFICATION: Enter your personal information. Enter "NA" for the Firm/Business or Agency and Title fields unless you are officially representing an organization.

  2. REPRESENTATION: Enter "Myself" unless representing an organization.

  3. POSITION: Leave the description field at its default value "Original Bill" and select the "Opponent" radio button.

  4. TESTIMONY: Select the "Record of Appearance Only" radio button. If filing manually, complete the Captcha challenge and agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.

Then click Create Slip.

Witness slips may be tracked here