FOID Legislation Tabled as Spring Session Comes to Close

FOID Legislation Tabled as Spring Session Comes to Close

Springfield – A bill that would’ve made several changes to the FOID Card program in Illinois did not make it out of state legislature as the spring session came to a close over the weekend. Senate Bill 1966 would have added three amendments to change the FOID Card program including raising the price from 10 to 20 dollars along with making applicants pay for background checks, cutting the length of time a FOID is valid down to 5-years from 10 and also added a fingerprinting requirement. The bill was supposed to be discussed on Thursday but has been tabled indefinitely. Supporters of the bill say that they will bring the bill back in future sessions.