Thursday, April 16, 2009

State Sovereignty Resolution Update - 4/16

It's not surprising, but it's good to hear that Oklahoma became the second State to have its resolution passed by both houses, having passed in the Senate by a vote of 26-3. HJR1003 is being sent back to the House, then will go to the Governor for approval, which is expected.


Michael Boldin said...

Just an FYI - according to contacts in OK, this is actually going back to the house for one final vote. Everyone seems quite confident that it'll pass easily. Then on to the Gov's desk....

Keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

The final vote was 29 Yeas, 18 Nays, with 1 Excused.

The bill now goes to Governor Brad Henry for signing. The governor's options are:

* To sign the resolution. The bill then becomes law.
* To not sign the resolution. Without a signature, after 5 working days (the veto time period) the bill becomes law.
* To veto the resolution within the 5 day period. This would return the bill to the house of origin with a message giving the reasons for the veto. It would then require a 2/3 vote of both chambers (House of Representatives and Senate) to override the veto.