SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that allows Firearm Owners Identification cards to stay active even if Illinois State Police renewal isn’t completed by their expiration date.
Rauner’s action Friday gives the state police 60 business days to review and approve FOID card renewals. The previous law was 30 calendar days and FOIDs were invalid if expiration occurred during the process.READ MORE: Saint Sabina Plans To Withhold Monthly Assessments From Archdiocese Of Chicago Until Conclusion Of Investigation In Father Michael Pfeger
The measure was sponsored by Republican Rep. Barbara Wheeler of Crystal Lake and Chicago Democratic Sen. Antonio Munoz. It also clarifies reporting standards for hospitals to help state police intervene to prevent gun-death suicides.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
Rauner also signed a law that allows police officers to seek mental health treatment and not lose their FOID cards if they pose no danger to themselves or others.MORE NEWS: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
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