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Library Resource Guide for: RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Veto

Definition

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.

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The Journal gives informatin about the veto and the legislature's reaction to it.


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  • 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.

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