Veto override ballots to be counted Friday morning

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Lawmakers have until midnight to submit ballots that could lead to a historic veto override session.

Following the 2021 Legislative Session, Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed 28 bills.

A transgender athlete bill and concealed carry bill received backing on both sides and lawmakers are considering overriding those vetoes.

If this veto override session happens, it would be the first since the current state constitution was adopted in the 1970s.

Under the state’s constitution, a veto session can happen if a majority of both the house and senate declare in writing that a veto session is necessary.

Many legislators and politicos we’ve spoken to believe the session will happen, but we won’t know until those ballots are counted.

If that happens this year, the veto session will start July 20, and last no longer than five days.

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