Monday, March 28 was Veto Day. This was the last official day of the 97th legislative session. The Governor vetoed four bills this year:
- HB 1213 An act to authorize the provision of informed consent by a pregnant minor. Veto override, failed, YEAS 23, NAYS 47.
- HB 1281 An act to clarify the contents of the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2023, pertaining to certain federal moneys and to declare an emergency. Veto override, failed, YEAS 40, NAYS 30
- SB 76 An act to revise certain provisions regarding the minimum amount of a lottery prize that is subject to setoff. Vetoed earlier in the legislation session. Veto override, failed, YEAS 15, NAYS 19.
- SB 151 An act to revise the automatic removal of certain convictions from a background check record. Veto override, failed, YEAS 17, NAYS 17.
The Chamber did not adopt a position on these four bills during the legislative session, but we did have an interest in and keep an eye on HB 1281 and SB 151.
HB 1281 sought to bring legislative oversight on federal funds outside of legislative session.
SB 151 sought to make automatic removal from a defendant’s public record five years after disposition if all court-ordered conditions on the case have been satisfied and the defendant has not been convicted of any further offenses within those five years:
(1) A case in which all charges are petty offense offenses, municipal ordinance violation violations, or a Class 2 misdemeanor was the highest charged offense shall be automatically removed from a defendant’s public record after five years if all court ordered conditions on the case have been satisfied and the defendant has not been convicted of any further offenses within those five years. misdemeanors; or
(2) A case in which all charges are petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, Class 2 misdemeanors, and Class 1 misdemeanors for the use or possession of marijuana or any derivative of marijuana.