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Full Text of HB0230  95th General Assembly

August 1, 2008













August 29, 2008





To the Honorable Members of the

Illinois House of Representatives

95th General Assembly


               Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(b) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby veto
 House Bill 230, entitled “AN ACT concerning imprisonment.”  I appreciate the hard work of the sponsors 
to pass this legislation. However, Article V, Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970 provides that
 it is the Governor who “may grant reprieves, commutations and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses
 on such terms as he thinks proper.” This legislation stands in conflict with these clearly prescribed duties. 


            For this reason, I hereby veto and return House Bill 230.