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|Local Rep Denounces Concealed Carry Decision
|Governor Pat Quinn decided to use his amendatory veto powers on House Bill 183, Tuesday.
The bill, which addresses Illinois' last in the nation concealed carry laws, has a court deadline of July 9th for Quinn's signature.
Legislators still have until that time to decide whether to accept Quinn's veto disallowing individuals to carry more than one firearm and preventing firearms in establishments serving alcohol.
94th District State Representative Norine Hammond tells WGIL that the House plans to meet an hour and a half before the Senate on July 9th.
"Now does that say that the bill will go through the House in an hour and a half and go over to the Senate?" says Hammond. "No, probably not. But I think it signals that we will all be there to vote on the bill, hopefully on the 9th."
A 3/5th's majority is required to override the veto. Hammond says she believes there are enough votes to prevent Quinn's changes from taking effect in the House. Hammond tells WGIL she believes there are enough votes to override the Governor's veto.
"The folks in the House and the Senate that worked so hard on this understand that while it may not be a perfect bill, it was what we were all able to agree on at the end of the day," says Hammond.
Whatever is decided in the House would then need to be approved in the Senate as well, though Hammond says she doesn't think it's likely the bill will make its way through both chambers in one day.
She says she was most disappointed with the Governor's lack of involvement in the decision making process in addition to putting "home-rule" back into play.
Home-rule cities, with the Governors changes, will still be allowed to ban assault weapons.
|07 03 13 by Newsroom
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