Time almost out to enact concealed carry legislation

By WEEK Producer

Time almost out to enact concealed carry legislation

July 9, 2013 Updated Jul 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The clock is winding down for Illinois legislators to enact some form of concealed carry.

The deadline is Tuesday, July 9.

On Tuesday July 2, Governor Quinn used his amendatory veto power to change multiple parts of a bill passed by the Illinois House and Senate.

The changes include allowing local governments to make up their own home-rules and banning concealed carry from any establishment that serves alcohol.

The bill now heads back to lawmakers who have two choices; accept Quinn's changes with a simple majority vote or override him by a three-fifths vote to put the original bill into law.

That vote will be taken the day of the deadline, July 9.

Lawmakers are expected to vote to over-ride the governor's veto.

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