SPRINGFIELD – Today, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed the Senate- and House-approved concealed-carry legislation.
"I'm disappointed but not surprised with the governor's actions today on the concealed carry legislation," State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said.
"He has ignored the will of the people, the courts and the General Assembly. I will work strenuously to see that the veto is overridden so Illinois, even though last to do so, will finally allow concealed carry."
The legislation, House Bill 183, now returns to the House to accept or override the governor's veto. A simple majority is required to accept the changes in the governor's amendatory veto, and a three-fifths majority to override. The Senate would then need to concur—or agree—with the House's action.