Originally Posted by Zombiegirl
From what I've heard Illinois may end up honoring States that have the same training requirements as theirs.
Not exactly. That's what the other bill said, but this one only says:
"(b) The Department shall by rule allow for non-resident license applications from any state or territory of the United States with laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying, that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license under this Act."
So, they don't recognize the CCW from other states (reciprocity). But they will allow non-residents from a few states to make a non-resident application.
The other bill (HB0997) had a short list of states that met that criteria. The other bill actually offered reciprocity to these states:
"Those states with substantially similar laws include, but are not limited to: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin."