Madigan: House will give Rauner death penalty full hearing

Updated 5/17/2018 11:36 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain violent crimes and other changes he made to gun legislation will get a House hearing.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Thursday that lawmakers will have a public hearing on the Republican governor's proposal Monday.

Rauner made an amendatory veto on Monday to legislation to require a 72-hour waiting period for delivery of an assault-style rifle. He rewrote it to make all firearms subject to the 72-hour wait and add other anti-gun violence measures including reintroducing capital punishment for killing police officers or multiple people.

Madigan says those issues "deserve a full hearing and consideration before the House." He said he added the governor's language to another bill to be discussed Monday.


The bills are HB1468 and SB2580 ,

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