Under the proposed legislation, anyone breaking the law could be fined up to 42-thousand dollars.
Those who force a woman to cover her face in public would also face a fine and a year in jail.
The draft law will be sent on to the Italian parliament for consideration next month after its summer recess.
Belgium and France have already adopted laws banning burquis and similar garb that cover the face.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.