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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers backed a proposed amendment that could let the Legislature override a governor's veto almost immediately.
Under Dalton Gardens Republican Sen. Steve Vick's proposal, the Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem must agree a rejected bill deserves a second look in order to compel the governor to call a special session.
Currently, the Legislature can override a veto during the next regular session with a two-thirds vote.
Some legislators say the change could upset the balance of power and lacks the hurdles to taking down a veto other states put in place.
The Senate State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send the amendment forward.
It needs a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House to get on a ballot next general election.
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