Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain violent crimes, as well as 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 on Monday.
Rauner made an amendatory veto this week 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 said 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 on Monday.