Backers of the House version say it is more likely to win legislative approval, the Chicago Tribune reported. It was introduced Wednesday.
The Legislature has a June 9 deadline to adopt some sort of bill after a federal court last year overturned the Illinois ban on concealed weapons. But the Tribune said the issue, like some others recently, could end up with a stalemate between the two houses.
The Senate bill also requires people applying for concealed-carry permits to give a reason for needing one. The House measure would eliminate that requirement.
The House bill also does away with a home-rule provision that would allow the Chicago Police Department to issue permits for the city and to ban concealed weapons from some locations.