SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Lawmakers are being called back to Springfield to consider Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed changes on a concealed carry bill.
House Speaker Michael Madigan's spokesman Steve Brown said Tuesday the House will convene in regular session July 9. Senate President John Cullerton's spokeswoman says senators will join them.
That's the day Illinois must meet a court-mandated deadline to legalize concealed carry.
Quinn used his amendatory veto power Tuesday to make significant changes. But the bill's sponsor intends to call for an override.
Brown says House members should be prepared to be in Springfield for more than one day, maybe two.
Quinn had set July 9 as a deadline for lawmakers to send him a pension bill. The committee charged with that task meets Wednesday in Chicago and next week in Springfield.
CHICAGO (AP) - The sponsor of a concealed carry bill has already filed a motion to override changes suggested by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Democratic state Rep. Brandon Phelps says he's "disgusted" that the governor used his amendatory veto power Tuesday. Phelps says Quinn overstepped his bounds.
Illinois has to legalize concealed carry by a July 9 court-mandated deadline. Lawmakers sent Quinn a bill but he's suggested changes that forbid guns in establishments that serve alcohol. He also wants to limit gun owners to carrying one weapon and restore local governments' ability to ban assault weapons.
Phelps says lawmakers agreed to the original bill. He accuses Quinn of pandering to Chicago voters.
Lawmakers are widely expected to meet early next week when they could vote on the override. It requires a three-fifths vote.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The National Rifle Association's Illinois lobbyist is predicting an easy legislative override of Gov. Pat Quinn's gun-carry veto.
Todd Vandermyde (VAN'-dir-meyed) says the Democratic governor's suggested changes to concealed carry legislation are too late. He says lawmakers settled the issues Quinn raised and adopted the plan with overwhelming majorities.
A federal appeals court ruling requires a law by July 9 allowing Illinois residents to publicly possess concealed guns. The Legislature sent Quinn a plan last month.
Quinn used amendatory veto authority Tuesday to ban guns from any establishment serving alcohol and to limit gun owners to carrying one weapon at a time.
But Vandermyde says negotiators on all sides in the General Assembly discussed the changes and "the governor's people were never really part of it."
CHICAGO (AP) - The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate say they have to look at Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed changes to concealed carry legislation, but they've suggested an override is likely.
Quinn used his amendatory veto power Tuesday to toughen a concealed carry bill. The changes include imposing a one-gun limit for carry. Illinois has to comply with a July 9 deadline.
Senate President John Cullerton says there are issues worth discussing, but he intends to talk with House Speaker Michael Madigan about an override.
Madigan's spokesman Steve Brown says the House could take it up early next week, though no formal date has been set.
He says that if the governor wanted changes he should have been more involved in the legislative process where most provisions were thoroughly debated.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Senate Democrats are criticizing Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns.
Assistant Majority Leader John Sullivan of Rushville says Quinn "ignored the will of the people."
The Democratic governor used an amendatory veto Tuesday to change the concealed carry bill that a federal appeals court ordered by July 9.
The changes forbid guns in establishments that serve alcohol, limit gun owners to carrying one weapon and restore the ability of local government to ban assault weapons in the future.
Sen. Bill Haine of Alton says he hopes lawmakers will override the veto. Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park says Quinn tried to score "political points" with the veto and Sen. Mike Jacobs of East Moline says the state needs a uniform gun law.
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