Election: Nov. 18, 2023 (General)
The constitutional amendment would provide that the governor must act within 10 days after it is delivered while the legislature is in the session in which the bill was passed, otherwise, the governor has 20 days to act if the legislative session in which a bill was passed was adjourned. If a bill is vetoed, it must be returned to the legislature with the veto message within 12 days after it was delivered to the governor. The governor can return a vetoed bill after the legislative session in which the bill passed has adjourned as provided for by state law.
The constitutional amendment would provide that a veto session shall convene on the 40th day following final adjournment of each session in which a bill was vetoed to consider bills vetoed during that session and that were not reconsidered by the house of origin during the session.
The amendment would allow the legislature to consider bills vetoed by the governor without convening a separate veto session if the legislature was presently in a regular or extraordinary session.
Do you support an amendment to clarify that the timing of gubernatorial action on a bill and his return of a vetoed bill to the legislature is based upon the legislative session in which the bill passed and to authorize the legislature, if it is in session, to reconsider vetoed bills without convening a separate veto session? (Effective January 8, 2024) (Amends Article III, Section 18)