Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of HB 183 was overriden in the Illinois House today on a vote of 77 for and 31 against. It now goes to the Illinois Senate where Sen. Gary Forby (D-Marion) has introduced a motion to override the veto.
Today is the day that the stay issued by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in the joint cases of Shepard v. Madigan and Moore v. Madigan expires.
UPDATE: Interestingly enough, the Illinois State Police is prepared for the bill’s passage. It has up a FAQ page on concealed carry permits including the cost of permits and the qualifications to obtain a permit.
UPDATE II: Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto. The Senate vote was 41 to 17.
The State of Illinois now has concealed carry. While it will take a while to get things up and running, the state does have concealed carry.