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Louisiana Legislature adjourns veto override session after falling short of reversals – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-07-21 17:44:00 –

The Louisiana State Legislature has ended its first veto override session because it failed to gain enough support to revive the bill rejected by Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards has abandoned 28 bills from its regular 2021 session and has exercised several veto powers on three budget bills. All of these measures were to be reviewed in an override session held on Tuesday and could last until midnight on Saturday. However, the fate of the session resulted in two controversial proposals. Transgender athletes would have been banned from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. The other would have allowed the permission of concealed firearms to be granted without training, as required by current law. Both bills occurred in the State Senate, where members reviewed them on Tuesday. Only transgender sports measures were submitted to the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives did not receive the required two-thirds of the support of Senators, and the House of Representatives agreed to revoke Edwards’ veto on women’s sports law fairness did. .. It was the 70 shy two votes needed to draft the bill. For more information on this story, stay at WDSU.com.

The Louisiana State Legislature has ended its first veto override session because it failed to gain enough support to revive the bill rejected by Governor John Bel Edwards.

Edwards has abandoned 28 bills from its regular 2021 session and has exercised several veto powers on three budget bills. All of these measures were to be reviewed in an override session held on Tuesday and could last until midnight on Saturday.

However, the fate of the session resulted in two controversial proposals. Transgender athletes would have been banned from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. The other would have allowed the permission of concealed firearms to be granted without training, as required by current law.

Both bills occurred in the State Senate, where members reviewed them on Tuesday. Only transgender sports measures were submitted to the House of Representatives, and the proposed firearm permit did not receive the required two-thirds of the support of the Senate.

The House of Representatives cast 68-30 votes on Wednesday in favor of revoking Edwards’ veto of impartiality in women’s sports law. It was the 70 shy two votes needed to draft the bill.

For more information on this story, stay at WDSU.com.

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