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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

ABCs of a Veto Override

Last night, the governor vetoed three bills (and four budget line items).

So, what’s the plan?

A. The President of the Senate will send a copy of the governor’s explanation letters (linked below) to each Utah Senator along with a veto-override form. Those packets will go out today.

B. Senators will consider the information available and indicate whether or not they favor a veto override session. If applicable, they will also indicate which bill or bills they want to override. They will sign the form and fax it back to the President over the next several days. The House of Representatives will do something similar for their members.

C. If two-thirds of both legislative bodies vote to override, the President and Speaker will schedule a Veto Override Session, which must take place prior to May 1st (60 days after the end of the session).

Here are the letters from Governor Huntsman, explaining his actions.
House Bill 151: Concurrent Enrollment Funding Adjustments

House Bill 100: Environmental Litigation Bond

House Bill 148: Parent and Child Amendments

Line Items 15, 133, and 134 of HB 3

Line Item 163 of SB 4

3 Comments:

Blogger Utah Conservative said...

Very insightful. Will you let us know how many Senators want an over-ride session?

3/22/2006 1:53 PM  
Anonymous tom said...

Is this some sort of sausage receipe?

3/22/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Dear Tom:
Maybe.

Dear Conservative:
Absolutely.

3/29/2006 6:55 PM  

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