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New Hampshire lawmakers fail to override vetoes

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Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 8:31 AM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - The New Hampshire Legislature returned to work Wednesday, failing to override half a dozen vetoes from last session.

Overturning a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both bodies, but in most cases, the House couldn’t get even close to a simple majority in favor of overriding the veto Wednesday. The closest they came was on a bill that would have allowed the nonprofit treatment centers that dispense medical cannabis to organize as for-profit business corporations and limited liability companies. The Senate voted 19-5 to override, but the effort fell short in the House.

The 400-member House is meeting at a hotel expo center in Manchester, and the 24-member Senate spreading out in Representatives Hall at the Statehouse in Concord.

Lawmakers will then spend the next six months wading through more than 900 newly filed bills, many of which relate to the pandemic.

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