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Vermont Gubernatorial Veto Powers Amendment (1913)

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A Vermont Gubernatorial Veto Powers Amendment was on the 1913 ballot in Vermont as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved, becoming Article 29 of the amendments to the Vermont Constitution.

The Gubernatorial Veto Powers Amendment amended the Vermont Constitution so that it would take a two-thirds supermajority vote of the Vermont State Legislature to overturn a gubernatorial veto.[1]

It amended Article II of the Amendments to the Constitution to say:

Every bill which shall have passed the Senate and House of Representatives, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governor; if he approve he shall sign it; if not, he shall return it, with his objections in writing, to the House in which it shall have originated; which shall proceed to consider it. If, upon such reconsideration, two-thirds of the members present of the House shall pass the bill, it shall, together with the objections, be sent to the other house, by which it shall, likewise be reconsidered, and, if approved by two-thirds of the members present of that house, it shall become a law.
But, in all such cases, the votes of both Houses shall be taken by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for or against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house, respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the Governor, as aforesaid, within five days, (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall become a law in like manner as if he had signed it; unless the two houses, by their adjournment, within three days after the presentment of such bill, shall prevent its return; in which case, it shall not become a law.

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