Location:
VETOES;
Scope:
Connecticut laws/regulations;

OLR Research Report


December 15, 2011

 

2011-R-0466

LEGISLATIVE VETO OVERRIDES - 2007-2011

By: Duke Chen, Legislative Analyst II

You asked for a list of vetoed acts that the legislature re-passed in the 2007-2011 regular and special 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.

In the 2007-2011 sessions, the governor vetoed 57 acts. The legislature re-passed 16 of them. Table 1 includes (1) acts the legislature re-passed in the 2007-2011 regular and special sessions and (2) the veto override vote for each.

Table 1: Legislative Veto Overrides

PA #

Title

Override Vote

2011 – 6 Vetoes, No Overrides

 

2010 – 13 Vetoes, 6 Overrides

10-38

An Act Concerning Licensure of Master and Clinical Social Workers

House: 138-1

Senate: 34-2

10-106

An Act Concerning Long Island Sound, Coastal Permitting

House: 140-0

Senate: 36-0

10-128

An Act Concerning Additional Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities in New London, Manchester, and Windham

House: 110-28

Senate: 26-10

Table 1: -Continued-

PA #

Title

Override Vote

10-129

An Act Establishing a Sentencing Commission

House: 130-9

Senate: 27-9

10-142

An Act Concerning Criminal Background Checks for Prospective State Employees

House: 120-19

Senate: 31-5

10-159

An Act Concerning the Master Transportation Plan, the Facilities Assessment Report, the Connecticut Pilot and Maritime Commissions, a Review of the State Traffic Commission and Changes to the State Traffic Commission and Changes to the Stamford Transportation Center, and Requiring New Crosswalks to Provide Time for the Safe Crossing of Pedestrians

House: 138-0

Senate: 25-11

2009 – 24 Vetoes, 7 Overrides

09-87

An Act Concerning Affirmative Action and Contracting Procedures for the Metropolitan District of Hartford County

House: 106-36

Senate: 24-12

09-148

An Act Concerning the Establishment of the SustiNet Plan

House: 102-40

Senate: 24-12

09-151

An Act Establishing a Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission

House: 105-37

Senate: 31-5

09-183

An Act Concerning the Standard Wage for Certain Connecticut Workers

House: 106-35

Senate: 30-6

09-186

An Act Concerning the Programs and Activities of the Department of Transportation

House: 136-5

Senate: 28-8

09-214

An Act Requiring Consensus Revenue Estimates

House: 104-38

Senate: 24-12

09-223

An Act Establishing a Correctional Staff Health and Safety Subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory

House: 131-10

Senate: 33-3

2008 – 6 Vetoes, 2 Overrides

08-92

An Act Concerning the Minimum Wage

House: 102-39

Senate: 25-9

08-113

An Act Concerning the Tip Credit

House: 101-38

Senate: 25-9

2007 – 8 Vetoes, 1 Override

07-83

An Act Concerning Legislative Review and Approval of Waiver Applications Submitted by the Commissioner of Social Services to the Federal Government

House: 102-47

Senate: 24-12

DC:ts