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OLR Research Report


December 15, 2011

 

2011-R-0465

UNSUCCESSFUL LEGISLATIVE VETO OVERRIDES - 2005-2011

By: Duke Chen, Legislative Analyst II

You asked for the unsuccessful veto override attempts from the 2005-2011 sessions.

A vetoed act is overridden when it is reconsidered and passed again by a two-thirds vote of each house of the General Assembly. Thus, 101 votes are needed in the House and 24 in the Senate.

There were three failed override attempts since 2005, with one each in 2007, 2008, and 2009. There were no unsuccessful attempts in 2005, 2006, 2010, or 2011.

Table 1 includes the public act and action taken by each chamber.

Table 1: Unsuccessful Legislative Veto Overrides

Year

PA #

Title

House

Senate

2007

07-6, June Special Session

An Act Authorizing and Adjusting Bonds of the State for Capital Improvements and for Transportation Infrastructure Improvements and Concerning State Contracting Reform

No Vote

12/5/07 Reconsider Pass Retain (No roll call vote)

2008

08-165

An Act Establishing a Community-Based Health and Human Services Cabinet

No Vote

6/23/08 Veto sustained (23-11)

2009

09-147

An Act Establishing the Connecticut Healthcare Partnership

7/20/09

Veto override

(105-37)

7/20/09

Veto sustained

(23-12)

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