Governor's veto power http://apr.org en Commission Says Don't Change Governor's Veto Power http://apr.org/post/commission-says-dont-change-governors-veto-power <p>A commission established to study ways to revise the state Constitution has rejected a recommendation from Gov. Robert Bentley to expand the governor's power by making it harder for the Legislature to override his vetoes.</p><p>The commission is studying the 1901 Constitution and recommending proposed changes. Any changes would have to be approved by the Legislature and Alabama voters.</p><p>When the governor currently vetoes legislation, it takes a simple majority vote of the membership to override the veto. That's 53 votes in the House and 18 in the Senate.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:02:50 +0000 The Associated Press 33345 at http://apr.org Commission Says Don't Change Governor's Veto Power