Section 17.  Upon the receipt of a veto message from the governor, each house shall enter the same at large upon its journal and proceed to reconsider the vetoed bill, or the item or items vetoed, and again vote upon such bill, or such item or items, by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon its journal.  If after such reconsideration such bill, or such item or items, shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members to which each house is entitled, the same shall become law. [Ren Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Attorney General Opinions


  During the forty-fifth-day special session, the legislature, in considering bills returned by the governor, may vote pursuant to this section to override the veto, may amend the bill pursuant to §16 to meet the governor's objections, or may take no further action on a returned bill.  The pertinent constitutional provisions do not require that the legislature must take final actions by the end of the first day of the forty-fifth-day special session.  The option to vote to override the veto would not be available only when the bill has already been amended, passed, and presented to the governor pursuant to the third paragraph of §16 of this article.  Att. Gen. Op. 16-4.