Record #: O2018-973   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 3/28/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-20-010 regarding assault weapons
Sponsors: Silverstein, Debra L., Mitchell, Gregory I., Thompson, Patrick D., Hopkins, Brian , Moreno, Proco Joe, Harris, Michelle A., Quinn, Marty, Sawyer, Roderick T., Lopez, Raymond A., Foulkes, Toni, King, Sophia D., Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Moore, Joseph, Reilly, Brendan, Willie B. Cochran, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Beale, Anthony, Mell, Deborah, Santiago, Milagros, Hairston, Leslie A., Taliaferro, Chris, Ervin, Jason C., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Mitts, Emma, Sposato, Nicholas, Solis, Daniel, Scott, Jr. Michael, O'Shea, Matthew J., Tunney, Thomas, Villegas, Gilbert, Cardenas, George A., Reboyras, Ariel, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Arena, John, Osterman, Harry, Smith, Michele, Napolitano, Anthony V., O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, Waguespack, Scott, Burke, Edward M., Zalewski, Michael R., Munoz, Ricardo, Dowell, Pat, Austin, Carrie M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 20 Weapons
Attachments: 1. O2018-973.pdf

Type: Title:

Committee(s) Assignment:
Waguespack (32) Burke (14) Zalewski (23) Munoz (22) Dowell (3) Austin (34) Ordinance
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-20-010 concerning assault weapons Committee on Public Safety
SECTION 1. Section 8-20-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, as follows:
8-20-010 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter the following terms shall apply:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Assault weapon" means any of the following, regardless of the caliber of ammunition accepted:
(a) (1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

\ (4) .' Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory, including but not limited to a bump stock, that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

SECTION 2. Section 8-20-075 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is not amended by this ordinance, but is set forth here to provide context for the convenience of the reader.
8-20-075 Possession of assault weapons.
It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess an assault weapon.
This section shall not apply to corrections officers, members of the armed forces of the United States, or the organized militia of this or any other state, and peace officers, to the extent that any such person is otherwise authorized to acquire or possess assault weapons, and is acting within the scope of his duties, or to any person while engaged in the manufacturing, transportation or sale of assault weapons to people authorized to possess them under this section.
Notwithstanding subsection (a):

Any person who lawfully possesses a firearm that on the effective date of this section became prohibited as being an assault weapon has 60 days after the effective date of this section to legally dispose of, or remove from the city, the assault weapon.
Any person who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer, as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. ยง 926C, and who lawfully possessed a duty-related assault weapon at the time of separation from active duty in law enforcement, shall legally dispose of, or remove from the city, the assault weapon within 60 days of such separation.
Any assault weapon carried, possessed, displayed, sold or otherwise transferred in violation of this section is hereby declared to be contraband and shall be seized by and forfeited to the city.