Veto Amendment for Illinois Gun Bill Includes New Tax

Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed that an Illinois gun violence and crime bill include a local sales tax to fund school resource officers and mental health professionals.

The governor’s proposal was included in an amendatory veto of the bill which had passed the Illinois General Assembly on March 14, 2018. The amendatory veto also would subject all types of firearm purchases to the 72-hour waiting period.

School Resources Occupation Taxes

A sales tax increase under the gun bill would be limited to 1%. As with current school facility taxes, an increase would require voter approval under a referendum.

Amendatory Veto Message for H.B. 1466, Amendatory Veto issued by Governor, May 14, 2018

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