Illinois Firearms Law Update – 2023, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

Illinois Firearms Law Update – 2023, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

03-10-2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

Illinois Firearms Law Update – 2023

Instructor:  Don Hays

March 10, 2023

 8am – 12pm

 Class will meet at: CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar P101, Peoria, IL

Enrollment Deadline:  March 3, 2023

Course Size:  Minimum –15 Maximum – 64

Course Objective

On January 10, 2023, Public Act  102-1116 created the Protect Illinois Communities Act..  That Act modified Illinois law concerning the purchase, delivery, possession and use of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.


Further, the Act amended the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the Firearms Restraining Order Act, and the Criminal Code of 2012 to accomplish this purpose.


The Act created three new criminal offenses that outlawed the purchase, delivery, possession of assault weapons and kits that increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm with numerous exceptions and exclusions and two new subsections of the Criminal Code specifically defining and outlawing these weapons and devices.  Since Illinois law requires that all Illinois law enforcement officers receive annual training concerning the Illinois Firearms Restraining Order Act and since this new Act modifies that Act, this training was created to accomplish that purpose.


Additionally, it is imperative that all Law Enforcement Officers have an accurate understand of current Illinois Firearms Law as it has been recently modified. This presentation was created to meet that need.

Course Content

Illinois Firearms Law – Overview and Update

Protect Illinois Communities Act – Overview

Protect Illinois Communities Act- Analysis

Firearms Restraining Order Act – Update

 About the Instructor: Don Hays

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Twenty-five years’ experience in training State’s Attorneys and Law Enforcement Officers in various areas of the law. Instructor at the Lincoln Land Police Training Institute for five years. Subjects: Arrest, Search and Seizure; Criminal Justice Legislation; Evidence Law; the Controlled Substances and Cannabis Control Acts. Instructor for numerous police training organizations training Law Enforcement Officers on numerous topics related to law enforcement.  Produced and presented numerous training presentations for State’s Attorneys. An approved presenter of numerous M-CLE General Law and Ethics presentations for the Office of the Appellate Prosecutor.

  Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Pending ILETSB Approval

Illinois Firearms Law Update – 2023, CIPTC, Peoria, IL