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How They Voted: VETO OVERRIDDEN R293, H. 4657–GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

June 30, 2010

VETO OVERRIDDEN
R293, H. 4657–GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

Veto 79   Part IB; Section 90.16; Page 482; Statewide Revenue; Nonrecurring Revenue – Increased Enforcement Collections; Item 14; Department of Education; Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities; $500,000.

The veto of the Governor was taken up for immediate consideration.

Senators HAYES and MALLOY spoke on the veto.

Senator HAYES moved that the veto of the Governor be overridden.

The question was put, “Shall the Act become law, the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding?”

The “ayes” and “nays” were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 8

AYES

Alexander                 Anderson                  Campbell
Cleary                    Courson                   Cromer
Davis                     Elliott                   Fair
Ford                      Hayes                     Jackson
Knotts                    Land                      Leatherman
Leventis                  Lourie                    Malloy
Martin, Larry             Massey                    Matthews
McGill                    Nicholson                 O'Dell
Peeler                    Pinckney                  Rankin
Reese                     Ryberg                    Scott
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Shoopman
Thomas                    Verdin                    Williams

Total–36

NAYS

Bright                    Bryant                    Campsen
Grooms                    Martin, Shane             McConnell
Mulvaney                  Rose

Total–8

The necessary two-thirds vote having been received, the veto of the Governor was overridden, and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Statement by Senators MULVANEY, SHANE MARTIN, BRYANT and BRIGHT

We voted to sustain the foregoing vetoes because these items are funded out of a highly speculative revenue source: delinquent tax collections. Regardless of how meaningful the programs may be, we think it is irresponsible — and even misleading to the agencies involved, and to the public — to proposed spending based on such revenue sources. If the money from delinquent taxes is in fact collected, then those funds can always be allocated via a supplemental appropriation later in the year. Alternatively, savings generated by other sustained vetoes could be used to fund these items.

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