Politics
12:24 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Veto session canceled by Louisiana Senate

A July legislative session to consider overturning Gov. Bobby Jindal's vetoes has been canceled.

Louisiana state senators overwhelmingly decided against holding the July 14 veto session, with 31 of the 39 senators turning in paperwork to scrap the session.

The veto session was automatically set when Jindal rejected 21 bills from the regular legislative session and used his line-item veto on the budget. It takes a majority written vote of either the House or Senate to cancel the session.

While 52 House members also requested to cancel the session, that was one vote short of a majority in that chamber.

Legislative leaders had said they didn't expect lawmakers to hold a veto session. Lawmakers have not held one since the current Louisiana Constitution was enacted four decades ago.

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