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House says there will be no veto session

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BATON ROUGE – House Speaker Chuck Kleckley announced today that there would be no veto session to override the Governor’s recent vetoes from the 2013 Regular Legislative Session.

According to the State Constitution, a majority of members of either chamber are required to return a signed declaration form stating no veto session necessary; otherwise a veto override session automatically convenes on the fortieth day following final adjournment of session, which would have been July 16. The deadline for submitting the forms was, Thursday, July 11 at midnight.

“Clearly we still have unmet needs created by the vetoes. So, I will continue to work with members of the House, Senate, and the Administration, as well as DHH and the many advocacy groups working on behalf of those with developmental disabilities.” said Speaker Kleckley. “It’s important that we work during this interim to find permanent solutions for these citizens who greatly need our help.”

For specific information on veto declaration returns, visit:  http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Ballot/2013/0712_13_VetoSessionDeclarations.pdf