SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – House lawmakers are approving legislation modernizing Illinois’ FOID Card system.
The bill creates electronic versions of FOID and Concealed Carry cards and combines them into one for those who qualify. Fingerprints would not be mandatory to receive a card, but would grant automatic renewal.
Additionally, the legislation creates an online portal for police to check if an individual’s card has been revoked or suspended, according to State Rep. Jay Hoffman of Belleville.
State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi of Elmhurst argued that the measure falls short.
The bill still needs to be signed into law.