Lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Springfield tomorrow to override Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of a concealed carry bill and one local legislator is reminding the parties involved that this is a serious situation. State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon believes that the legislature must work together with the Governor to meet the requirements issued by the courts.
He says the Governor is not on the same page as the General Assembly.
Kay says he expects the override to be a "slam dunk" because the measure was overwhelmingly supported when it was approved earlier this year.
Governor Quinn doesn't want guns in places where alcohol is served and he doesn't want people to carry more than one gun at a time. Both of those provisions were allowed in the original bill and supporters say they're not willing to negotiate at this point. A federal court has ordered Illinois to pass a law by the 9th, but it likely won't take effect for at least a year.