Tuesday, the Illinois Legislature finally passed a concealed carry permit law by over-riding the Governor’s veto.
House members approved the override without any debate on the floor. The vote in the House was 77-31 in favor of an override, with 10 representatives not voting.
The Senate vote was 41-17, after some mild debate. A three-fifths majority vote was needed in each chamber to override the veto.
State lawmakers this spring, working under a federal court deadline, spent months negotiating on a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry guns in public. Last week, however, Quinn issued an amendatory veto that rewrote multiple parts of the bill, making it more restrictive.
The sticking point was that the governor wanted to forbid carrying a weapon in any business that serves alcohol, and that businesses that allowed the carrying of guns on the premises needed to hang a sign out stating that. The legislature passed a version that forbade carrying a weapon in an establishment that derived more than half of it’s business from alcohol, and businesses which DIDN’T want guns on their property had to hang a sign.
So, the governor threatened to cut off legislators’ says a WGN link to us by Ex-PH2;
A day after Governor Quinn’s limits on concealed carry were shot down, he’s firing back at lawmakers, docking their pay until they pass pension reform.
Using his line-item veto power, Gov Quinn announced Wednesday that he is suspending pay for himself and for state lawmakers until the state’s crippling pension crisis is resolved.
State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says her office is checking if this is legal, but Quinn says the Illinois Constitution is “crystal clear.”
So are the governor’s motivations since he has an election coming up next year.