How They Voted: VETO OVERRIDDEN R293, H. 4657–GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
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
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
Bright Bryant Campsen Grooms Martin, Shane McConnell Mulvaney Rose
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.