The House Just Overrode The Governor’s Veto

Wow. The vote was 163 to 5.

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Question: since the Governor has not actually transmitted his veto to the House, is the override legal? I think probably so, since the Governor announced his veto at a press conference, but I don’t know for sure.

Now let’s see if the cowards in the Senate will get a spine.

18 comments

  1. Donkey Kong says:

    I picked a bad day to be a Republican, if that’s what Sonny’s calling himself these days.

  2. griftdrift says:

    Casey is playing the constitution card. He says it states they cannot act on a veto until it’s received. Perdue has not formally delivered the veto to the Senate. I think Casey just gave the guv an out.

  3. griftdrift says:

    No Doug he doesn’t. I’m not sure about override procedure following the session but if memory serves, if he vetoes after the session, the leg can’t do dick. They have to come back for a special session.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    I just read the constitutional section on veto. And it looks like the legislature can consider a veto at the next session if they ajourn sine dire before the veto is transmitted. Which would never happen with a budget.

    Also, the governor has a much larger time frame to transmit his veto in the case of sine dire. So, he could actually hold the budget and negotiate with the House and Senate before actually transmitting it and calling a special session.

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