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2022 Veto Override Session

July 13, 2022 4:09 AM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

Louisiana's Republican-dominated Legislature won't come into session Saturday to attempt to override any of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes after enough senators opted out of the meeting. It takes a majority of votes from one chamber to scrap the session, and 25 of 37 senators turned in ballots to cancel - 14 Republicans joined all 11 Democrats to scuttle the veto session, easily exceeding the 20-vote majority threshold needed. There were enough House members who wanted to come into the override session, but if one chamber opts out, the session is canceled.

The 2022 regular legislative session ended on June 6, 2022. In ARTICLE III., Section 18 of the Louisiana Constitution, a bill, except a joint resolution, shall become law if the governor signs it or if he fails to sign or veto it within ten days after delivery to him if the legislature is in session on the tenth day after such delivery, or within twenty days after delivery if the tenth day after delivery occurs after the legislature is adjourned.

 
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