The governor can refuse to sign a bill into law. When this happens, the bill is sent back to the General Assembly where it either is approved by three-fifths of the legislators and passed into law, or it dies.
How to Understand the Document
The Journal gives informatin about the veto and the legislature's reaction to it.
About This Resource
- The veto is either mentioned in the Journal of each chamber of the General Assembly, or it is printed in an appendix of the issue of the Journal. The numbering system follows that of the Journal of each chamber. You can search by the name of the bill or using the word veto.
Access to Information
- Search The Rhode Island General Assembly Website From the Search Through dropdown menu, search in the Journals . There is full-text back to 1998.