August 20, 2004
To the Honorable Members of the
93rd General Assembly
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(b) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby veto Senate Bill 2165, entitled “AN ACT concerning criminal law.” Although Senate Bill 2165 may provide a proper defense to a municipal ordinance, each individual municipality should determine which affirmative defenses apply to a violation of its own ordinance.
For this reason, I hereby veto and return Senate Bill 2165.
s/ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH