New concealed carry bill filed as deadline approaches

By WEEK Producer

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM CDT

ILLINOIS -- So far, not much is happening with the pension or budget in Springfield at least in public.

But, a concealed carry bill from Rep. Brandon Phelps was filed Wednesday.

The 117 page bill says the state shall issue a five year license to carry a concealed firearm to anyone who meets the qualifications including a training course and pays the $150 dollar fee.

However, any police agency can object to an applicant based upon a reasonable suspicion that the applicant is a danger to himself or herself or others.

In addition, five or more arrests could prevent someone from getting a license, as could two DUI convictions.

The proposed law outlines several places where concealed weapons would not be allowed including public transit.

The state is under a June 9th deadline to come up with a concealed carry law.

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