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Illinois: State Police Provides Extension to FOID Card and CCL Expiration during Covid-19 Outbreak

Friday, April 10, 2020

Illinois: State Police Provides Extension to FOID Card and CCL Expiration during Covid-19 Outbreak

This week, the Illinois State Police (ISP) filed emergency rules that extend the expiration date of current FOID cards and CCL licensees during the Covid-19 outbreak.  The new rules are as follows from ISP’s Facebook page.

  • FOID card holders, 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 card holders 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.

NRA applauds the Illinois State Police for providing relief to law-abiding gun owners during this current pandemic.  Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates when they are available.

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