5/30/2017 Senate Passed Both Houses
6/28/2017 Senate Sent to the Governor
8/25/2017 Senate Governor Vetoed
August 25, 2017
To the Honorable Members of
The Illinois Senate,
100th General Assembly:
Today, I veto Senate Bill 315, which would require purchasers of pre-packaged explosive components to hold a FOID card.
This bill is an unnecessary state regulation of a Federal issue. Tannerite, the target of this legislation, is a stable explosive that requires a high-speed bullet to detonate; purchasing the firearms and bullets required to detonate Tannerite already is regulated by the Illinois FOID card system. If Tannerite or other binary mix explosive components require further regulation, it should be done at the Federal level by the Department of Justice and its bureaus.
Therefore, pursuant to Section 9( of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 315, entitled AN ACT concerning employment, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.
Edited by InterestedBystander, 25 August 2017 - 05:42 PM.