Ill. Senate denies Quinn veto on appointment bill

May 13, 2011

The Illinois Senate overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's request to delay implementation of a new law that sets provisions for gubernatorial appointments.

The Senate overrode the veto without opposition Friday. The House must override it for it to become law.

The law says the Senate must review temporary appointees and people serving after their terms end or they will lose their jobs.

Previously temporary appointees could serve indefinitely.

Quinn used his amendatory veto power to return the bill to the General Assembly with a request that the measure take effect in July for salaried appointments and October for everyone else.