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Washington Gubernatorial Vetoes, SJR 140 (1974)
The Washington Gubernatorial Vetoes Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 140, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure restricted the governor's veto power and permitted the legislature to reconvene to consider vetoed bills. The measure amended Section 12 of Article III of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington SJR 140 (1974)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall the governor's item veto power be restricted and the legislature be permitted to reconvene itself to consider vetoed bills?||”|
Article III, section 12. Every act which shall have passed the legislature shall be, before it becomes a law, presented to the governor. If he approves, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it shall have originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon the journal and proceed to reconsider. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of the members present shall agree to pass the bill it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of the members present, it shall become a law; but in all such cases the vote of both houses shall be determined by the yeas and nays, and the names of the members voting for or against the bill shall be entered upon the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within five days, Sundays excepted, after it shall be presented to him, it shall become a law without his signature, unless the general adjournment shall prevent its return, in which case it shall become a law unless the governor, within ((
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1975 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1974 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 23, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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