- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Senate has unanimously a proposal to amend the state’s constitution to allow the Legislature to override a governor’s veto almost immediately.

The amendment would allow lawmakers to convene after the end of the session on bills the governor rejected. That would allow them to enact a bill despite a veto if they have a two-thirds majority vote from each house.

After passing the Senate Friday, the bill now goes to the House for approval. However, a similar proposal failed to even get a hearing in the House in 2014.

Idaho is one of six states that don’t have this ability.


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