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Veto session letters sent Tuesday to La. lawmakers

2 years ago Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:16:09 AM CDT June 19, 2012 Tuesday, June 19 2012 Jun 19, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Notification letters are being sent to Louisiana's lawmakers, advising them about the planned July 14 veto session and how to scrap the meeting if they don't want to hold it.

The veto session was automatically set when Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected bills from the regular legislative session that ended this month. A veto session would allow lawmakers to decide if they want to override some of the governor's decisions.

A majority written vote of either the House or Senate can cancel the veto session. In the information sent out Tuesday, lawmakers were told the deadline to send in ballots to stop the session is midnight July 9.

Lawmakers have not held a veto session since the current state constitution was enacted four decades ago.

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