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Line Item Veto


The term line item veto, or item veto, refers to the vetoing of individual provisions within a piece of legislation as opposed to the entire piece of legislation by the president, governor, or elected leader of the executive branch.




The Governor did not want to veto the entire bill as it would be very for the state.  However, he was highly concerned that there would be far-reaching unintended consequences due to the wording of the amendment to § 2 a. (1) (e) and decided to veto that one provision.


U.S. Senate Definition


Authority to veto part rather than all of an appropriations act . The president does not now have item-veto authority. He must sign or veto the entire appropriations act. The item veto sometimes is referred to as a line-item veto.

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