Either 53 House members or 20 senators must vote against veto session for it to be canceled
The clerk of the Louisiana House says state lawmakers have until midnight Thursday to cancel a "veto" session scheduled for next week.
Alfred Speer says as of Monday morning, 15 House members had sent in declarations against a veto session.
Speer tells 99.5FM it's understood that a session to consider overriding Governor Bobby Jindal's vetoes of bills passed by the 2013 Legislature will be held, unless either 53 House members or 20 senators declare to their presiding officers that a veto session is not necessary.
"If a member says, 'well I really want a session,' they do nothing because the Constitution presumes a session, unless it is canceled. So those members who want one don't send anything in," Speer said.
Both the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate oppose a veto session. Only a majority from one of the Houses is needed to cancel it.