West Virginia Legislative Veto Sessions Amendment (2014)

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The West Virginia Legislative Veto Sessions Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in West Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have provided for legislative sessions in which the legislature can reconsider bills vetoed by the governor.[1]

The measure's assigned name is Veto Session Amendment.[1]

The proposed amendment is sponsored in the West Virginia Legislature by State Senator Erik Wells (D-8) as Senate Joint Resolution 8.[2]

Text of measure

Ballot summary

The proposed ballot purpose summary read as follows:[1]

To amend section fifty-one, article VI and section fourteen, article VII of the state Constitution so as to provide for sessions of the Legislature in which to reconsider bills vetoed by the Governor.[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution

According to the West Virginia Constitution, a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature was required to refer the amendment to the ballot.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 West Virginia Legislature, "SJR 8 Text," accessed February 21, 2014
  2. West Virginia Legislature, "Senate Joint Resolution 8," accessed February 21, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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