Missouri Constitution: A Simple Suggestion for Overriding the Line-Item Veto
23 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2013
Date Written: 1998
This article suggestions governors, legislators, and courts have misunderstood Missouri’s line-item veto. To override a line-item veto, a simple majority vote of the legislature is required rather than the supermajority two-thirds vote many believe is required. The history, text, constitutional structure, and purpose of the line-item veto all suggest only a simple majority is required. Although the article specifically addresses Missouri’s constitutional provision, the overall purpose of the line-item veto suggests other states should require only simple majority overrides.
JEL Classification: K00, K4, K40
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