Under Section 125 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 125 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, a veto of a bill by the Governor may be overridden by a majority vote of the Legislature
This bill would propose a constitutional amendment to change the vote requirement to three-fifths of the whole number elected to each respective house. The proposed amendment would also eliminate the ability of the Governor to pocket veto a bill presented within five days of final adjournment and extend the time after final adjournment for him or her to approve or disapprove a bill from 10 days to 15 days
Proposing an amendment to Section 125 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 125 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; revising the procedure for gubernatorial vetoes and increasing the vote requirement for the Legislature to override a gubernatorial veto.
|February 8, 2012||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections|
|Bill Text||HB227 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced|