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State Lawmakers Gear Up for 2013 Veto Session

Legislators from around the state of Missouri are back in the State Capitol this week for the 2013 veto session. It’s scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept.11. Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a total of 29 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly, and all 29 bills are expected to come up for a veto override vote. A two-thirds majority is required in both the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate to override the Governor’s veto.

No bill affecting credit unions is scheduled for debate during the veto session. However, the Missouri Credit Union Association’s (MCUA) advocacy team will be on hand in Jefferson City during the veto session to meet with lawmakers and will monitor actions in the General Assembly.  

“This veto session is a great opportunity for us to meet with lawmakers, to further enhance our relationships and discuss issues important to our credit unions across the state,” says David Kent, director of state legislative affairs for MCUA.   

Under the Missouri constitution, veto sessions may last up to ten calendar days. However, this veto session is only expected to last only two days, ending on Sept.12. 

If you have any questions about veto session or state legislation in general, please contact Amy McLard, SVP, Advocacy via email or David Kent via email.

Click here for a list of bills vetoed by the Governor expected to come up for debate during the 2013 veto session.