Molly B. Posted November 23, 2022 at 12:16 AM Share Posted November 23, 2022 at 12:16 AM https://www.newspressnow.com/tn_exchange/welch-poised-for-another-term-as-illinois-speaker-reflects-on-growing-house-majority/article_37ec2114-bdeb-525b-ab37-6c606712a1bd.html Quote " Regarding assault weapons regulation, Welch said that issue will have to wait until the 2023 session begins in January, when only a simple majority of votes is needed to pass new laws with an immediate effective date. That’s because the Illinois Constitution requires a three-fifths majority for bills passed after June 1 to have an immediate effective date. “Anything that we do on assault weapons, we would want it to be effective immediately,” he said. “And I just don’t think we would have 71 votes to get something done in this shortened veto session. But I do believe that we’re going to be able to deliver for the people of Illinois an assault weapons ban next year, and we’re going to work real hard to make that happen.”" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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