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HJR 59 - Extending Veto Override Time Frame - Key Vote

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Resolution Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (109-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Extending Veto Override Time Frame

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution for a constitutional amendment that allows the legislature to reconvene after a legislative session to reconsider bills vetoed by the governor.

Highlights:
- Allows the legislature to reconsider vetoed bills that are returned by the governor less than three days before the legislature’s adjournment or bills that are filed with the Secretary of State after adjournment (sec. 1). -Forbids the legislature from considering any other subject other than the previously described bills unless called into special session by the Governor (sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Extending Veto Override Time Frame

Sponsors

  • Earl Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wentworth (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Kevin Bailey (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leo Berman (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fred H. Brown (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lon M. Burnam (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William A. 'Bill' Callegari (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne Christian (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen R. Cohen (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Robby' Cook III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Davis (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Dunnam (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kirk England (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Farabee (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen J. Frost (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pete P. Gallego (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Veronica Gonzales (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat Haggerty (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike 'Tuffy' Hamilton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia Fincher Harless (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Will Ford Hartnett (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Abel Herrero (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paula Hightower-Pierson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Terri Hodge (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Homer (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck L. Hopson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charlie Franklin Howard (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bryan Hughes (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl H. Isett (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim L. Jackson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Lloyd 'Jim' Keffer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois W. Kolkhorst (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edmund Kuempel (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Trey Martinez Fischer (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian McCall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tommy' Merritt (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Murphy (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Elliott Naishtat (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Noriega (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rob Orr (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Otto (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Paxton Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Aaron Pena Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Pitts (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. Puente (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Riddle (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allan B. Ritter (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick M. Rose (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Burt R. Solomons (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. Talton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Taylor (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Corbin Van Arsdale (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Vaught (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marc Veasey (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. 'Buddy' West (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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