Senate approves concealed-carry compromise cosponsored by Senator Oberweis
Senator Jim Oberweis issued a statement May 31 about the Illinois Senate’s approval of one of the most favorable versions of concealed-carry legislation to date.
Senator Oberweis is the cosponsor of the agreement contained in House Bill 183. Illinois is under a federal court order to pass concealed-carry legislation by June 9.
“The opinions of state lawmakers about the issue of concealed-carry are as diverse as the 177 men and women who represent the citizens of Illinois in regions as varied as the city of Chicago, Mississippi River towns in western Illinois and communities that share borders with Kentucky,” Senator Oberweis said. “House Bill 183 has provisions that many people support and sections that many people oppose. No one person got everything that he or she wanted, as is the true nature of a compromise.
“I am proud to sign on as a cosponsor of this legislation. While not perfect, I believe this is a solid compromise bill resulting from a lot of work by Senators Forby, Raoul and Bivins, and Representative Phelps in the House,” he added.
Passed by a vote of 45-12-1, House Bill 183 now returns to the House of Representatives for concurrence with changes made to the bill in the Senate.