Overrides

I got word that the House is preparing to override ten or eleven bills, including HB 91 (which passed both both houses without opposition). There will be no overrides of budget vetoes.

You can watch live here.

[10:42am] Speaker Pro-Tem Mark Burkhalter begins the overrides with HB 549.

[10:48am] The House has overridden HB 549 by a vote of 161 to 12.

[10:49am] State Rep. Ben Harbin has made a motion to override HB 229.

[10:53am] The veto of HB 229 has been overridden by a vote of 162 to 11.

[10:53am] State Rep. Jeff Lewis has moved that the House override HB 451.

[10:55am] The override passed by a vote of 157 to 16.

[10:56am] State Rep. Burke Day moves that the House override the veto of HB 218.

[10:58am] HB 218 was overridden by a vote of 159 – 14.

[10:59am] State Rep. Bobby Franklin has moved that the House override the veto of HB 69.

[11:01am] The House has overridden the veto by a vote of 155 to 18

[11:02am] State Rep. Jill Chambers moves to override HB 91.

[11:04am] The overrides are being presented in the State Senate.

[11:06am] State Rep. Richard Royal has moved that the House override HB 529.

[11:08am] The House has overridden HB 529 by a vote of 160 to 13.

[11:09am] State Rep. Chuck Martin is moving that the House override the veto of HB 162.

[11:11am] Casey Cagle has assigned the House’s override to the Senate Rules Committee.

[11:06am] The veto of HB 91 has been overridden by a vote of 157 to 15.

[11:06am] State Rep. Richard Royal has moved that the House override HB 529.

[11:08am] The House has overridden HB 529 by a vote of 160 to 13.

[11:09am] State Rep. Chuck Martin is moving that the House override the veto of HB 162.

[11:11am] Casey Cagle has assigned the House’s override to the Senate Rules Committee “for deliberation.”

[11:14am] The Speaker said that the Constitution requires the Senate to immediate consider overrides and “not to play a game.”

[11:15am] The veto of HB 441 (moved by State Rep. Chuck Martin)has been overridden by a vote of 147 to 22.

[11:15am] The veto of HB 162 has been overridden by a vote of 147 to 22.

[11:16am] The House has overridden the veto of HB 441 by a vote of 155 to 16.

[11:17am] The Senate has adjourned until 5pm.

[11:20am] The House voted to override the veto of HB 559 by a vote of 157 to 14.

[11:21am] The House has overridden HB 807 by a vote of 158 to 14.

[11:24am] The House has overridden HB 413 by a vote of 152 to 18.

[11:25am] After overridding twelve vetoes, the House has adjourned until 10am tomorrow morning. I’ll back at 5pm to see if the Senate takes up any overrides.

[5:02pm] It turns out the Senate is not meeting again today. They’ll reconvene in the morning.

12 comments

  1. Inside_Man says:

    So…..big question of the morning, does the Senate’s action meet the Constitutional requirement to entertain the House’s veto overrides?

  2. RobertC says:

    Cagle is too big of a wuss to even think of hurting Sonny’s feelings. The guy simply has no spine.

    He’ll find someway to kill them cause Sonny told him to.

  3. Jason Pye says:

    The state Constitution is clear on overrides. The language can be found in Article III, Section V, Paragraph XIII (d):

    During sessions of the General Assembly, any vetoed bill or resolution may upon receipt be immediate considered by the house wherein it originated for the purpose of overriding the veto. If two-thirds of the members to which such house is entitled vote to override the veto of the Governor, the same shall be immediately transmitted to the other houses where it shall be immediately considered.

    It would seem that Richardson is right. The Senate should have considered the overrides immediately upon receipt.

  4. Inside_Man says:

    They are claiming that referral to the Senate Rules committee meets the “immediate consideration” requirement. Any thoughts, PP?

  5. SkylerA says:

    I think its good they’re sending these bills to Rules, that way they can actually take time to consider them, as opposed to rushing them through as the House did this morning.

  6. midgajim says:

    I’ll swear, these House members are the biggest bunch of wimps. They’re all just whores for the speaker to keep their precious little committee assignments or whatever. I’d wish the lot of them would lose this summer/fall simply because they made such a poor choice in their leader.

  7. Bill Simon says:

    House members are “wimps?”

    The Senate is the wimp. They already PASSED these bills last year. Why they don’t stick to their original guns in passing the bills and wanting to see them passed is beyond me.

    All it really shows is that senators like Eric Johnson and Don Balfour are full of a lot of brash talk, but when it comes to taking REAL action, they’re a bunch of hot air.

  8. Jace Walden says:

    I agree with Bill.

    These bills passed with overwhelming support…why the change of heart?

    Anyone possesing a modicum of common sense can deduce that the Senate leadership is playing lapdog to Governor Perdoofus.

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