Legislative Veto Session Begins Today: Chances Slim For Restoring HCB 3 Funding

The Missouri Legislature convenes on September 13 to consider bills passed by the legislature during its regular session, but vetoed by the Governor during the summer. A variety of bills could be considered, but HCB 3, a broad bill that provided funding for senior programs, is unlikely to have the votes necessary to override the Governor’s veto. The bill originally passed the Missouri House by just two votes, and the threshhold for overriding a veto is much higher.

Alternatively, if 3/4 of the members of each chamber vote to call a special session, new legislation could be considered to replace HCB 3, but some members doubt that the political will exists to force yet another special session during this calendar year.

FOR THE FULL STORY ON THE VETO SESSION AND THE IMPACT OF THE HCB 3 VETO, CLICK ON THIS LINK TO THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER.

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