- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers backed a proposed amendment that could let the Legislature override a governor’s veto almost immediately.

Under Dalton Gardens Republican Sen. Steve Vick’s proposal, the Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem must agree a rejected bill deserves a second look in order to compel the governor to call a special session.

Currently, the Legislature can’t override a veto if it comes after the session has been adjourned.

Some legislators say the change could upset the balance of power and lacks the hurdles to taking down a veto other states put in place.

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send the amendment forward.

It needs a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House to get on a ballot next general election.


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