Illinois General Assembly to decide on proposed recall amendment this week
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: The Illinois General Assembly is expected to decide on proposed constitutional amendment, also known as House Joint Constitutional Amendment 31. In September 2009, Gov. Pat Quinn issued an amendatory veto on the proposed recall amendment. According to reports, before a recall supporters can begin collecting signatures, a minimum total of 30 legislators - 20 House members and 10 Senate members - must approve the amendment. "The House has already passed this resolution and I’ve been assured by the Senate President (John Cullerton) that the Senate will OK it either Wednesday or Thursday or next week," said Gov. Quinn in a statement about the upcoming vote. According to the governor, if 60% or more approve the proposal it will become part of the state constitution.