N.H. Legislators To Vote On Overriding Handful of Sununu Vetoes

Sep 12, 2018

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Thursday is veto day at the State House. Lawmakers will vote whether to override several controversial vetoes Gov. Chris Sununu handed down this year.

Sununu vetoed six of the bills legislators passed in their 2018 session. Two, dealing with energy, have been especially high-profile.

The vetoed bills would subsidize biomass power, and expand towns' and businesses' ability to sell renewable energy back to the grid.

The timber industry has led the charge to overturn those vetoes, though it's not clear yet if they have the votes to do it.

Sununu also vetoed a plan to abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire. And he rejected a handful of smaller policy changes.

Legislators need a two-thirds majority vote in the state Senate and House to overturn a veto by the governor. They meet in session at 11 a.m. Thursday. 

Here’s a full list of the bills Sununu vetoed, and his veto messages: