Virginia Veto Session Amendment, Question 2 (2012)

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Veto Session Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Virginia Constitution
Referred by:Virginia General Assembly
Topic:State legislatures
Status:Approveda

The Virginia Veto Session Amendment, Question 2 was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the legislature to delay the start of their veto session by up to one week. The stated intention of the measure was to prevent the veto session from starting on a holiday.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

Election results will be posted here throughout the day on November 7 and in the days to come as additional votes are counted.

Virginia Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,877,171 81.91%
No635,31918.08%

Official results via the Virginia Secretary of State.

Text of measure

The official ballot text read as follows:[1]

Shall Section 6 of Article IV (Legislature) of the Constitution of Virginia concerning legislative sessions be amended to allow the General Assembly to delay by no more than one week the fixed starting date for the reconvened or “veto” session when the General Assembly meets after a session to consider the bills returned to it by the Governor with vetoes or amendments?

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Path to the ballot

See also: Virginia legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

A majority vote was required (in two successive sessions) of the Virginia General Assembly.

Governor Robert McDonnell signed the amendment on the April 4, 2012, passing it on to the November ballot.[2]

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