Utah Legislature to hold a veto override session

April 11, 2018

Aundrea Peterson
Director of Communications
Utah House of Representatives

Utah Legislature to hold a veto override session

Salt Lake City – As outlined in the Utah Constitution, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House have conducted a poll of their respective members, and two-thirds of the members of each chamber are in favor of reconvening the Legislature to reconsider bills and items vetoed by the Governor. President Niederhauser and Speaker Hughes will issue the official call of the veto override session to their members including the date and time of the session.

Article VII, Section 8(4) of the Utah Constitution states that the veto override session “shall begin within 60 days after the adjournment of the session at which the disapproved bill or item of appropriation passed. This session may not exceed five calendar days and shall be convened at a time set jointly by the presiding officer of each house solely for the purpose of reconsidering the bill or item of appropriation disapproved. If upon reconsideration, the bill or item of appropriation again passes both houses of the Legislature by a yea and nay vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house, the bill shall become law or the item of appropriation shall take effect on the original effective date of the law or item of appropriation.”



2 thoughts on “Utah Legislature to hold a veto override session

  1. Taylor April 11, 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Is there a way to see the vetoed bills that they will be considering? I cannot find a way on the website to sort the bills by status; and I don’t really want to look at every bill to see if it was vetoed.

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