If Vermont Governor Phil Scott
the new marijuana legalization bill
that allows adults to enjoy marijuana
for recreational purposes to have fun,
then what next?
How can the Vermont State Legislature
overcome a governor’s veto power?
VETO—The action of a Governor in disapproval of a measure; on its return to the Legislature, each house either sustains the veto or overrides it.
VETO OVERRIDE—To pass a bill over the Governor’s veto which requires a 2/3rd vote of the members present of each house.
SENATE—A legislative body, usually the body in a bicameral legislature having the fewer number of members (the Vermont Senate has 30 members).
REPRESENTATIVE—A member of the House of Representatives.
The Vermont House of Representatives
is the lower house of the Vermont General Assembly,
the state legislature of the US state of Vermont.
The House comprises 150 members,
with each member representing around 4,100 citizens.
Representatives are elected to a two-year term without term limits.
How many Senator are 2/3 of 30 Vermont State Senators? 20
20 Senators must vote to over-ride a Vermont Governor’s
Veto of a Bill.
How many Representatives are 2/3 of 150? 100
100 Representatives must vote to over-ride a Vermont Governor’s Veto of a Bill.
20 Vermont State Senators and 100 Vermont State Representatives must vote to over-ride a Vermont Governor’s
Veto of a Bill.
Call your Vermont state Representatives and State Senators
right away and ask them to be prepared to over-ride
Governor Phil Scott’s possible veto of the new
recreational marijuana legalization bill!