Danville… State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) said he was pleased to see the Illinois State Police file emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic.
The ISP said these rules are designed to provide FOID cardholders and CCL relief from the renewal requirements during the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am happy to hear these common sense rules be put into effect after a year of delays and miscommunication on this issue,” said Rep. Marron. “The FOID system and the problems associated within the department still have much to be discussed to alleviate structural issues, but I am happy we can focus all of our efforts on getting through this pandemic.”
These rule changes are as follows:
- FOID cardholders, who submit their renewal application, will remain valid during the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation and for a period of 12 months following the termination of the disaster, even if their renewal application is/was not submitted prior to expiration.
- CCL licensees, who submit their renewal application, will remain valid during the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation and for a period of 12 months following its termination, even if their CCL renewal application was not submitted prior to expiration.
- CCL licensees will not be required to immediately submit proof of three-hour training with their CCL renewal application.
- CCL licensees will need to submit proof of their three-hour renewal training within 12 months following the termination of the state’s disaster proclamation in order to maintain the validity of their CCL license.
- ISP will continue to enforce both FOID and CCL prohibitors. FOID cardholders who receive revocation notices shall return their FOID and Firearm Disposition Record form to the Illinois State Police. CCL holders who receive revocation notices shall return their CCL license to the Illinois State Police.
These new rules are effective immediately.