Veto Override Expected Today on Transportation Scoresheet

The House of Delegates has received the Governor’s veto of HB 1013, the much-debated legislation creating a new “scoresheet” system for evaluating major stare transportation projects. Their Thursday agenda includes the vetoed bill, and the House is expected to debate and vote on a possible veto override today.

Both the floor votes suggest that an override is likely, though the margins are fairly narrow. The House passed the bill with 84 votes (but a few Delegates absent), needing 85 to override. The Senate had 28 votes (with 2 Senators absent), needing 29 for its override.

A revised fiscal note of the enrolled bill is available online.

Read the Governor’s veto letter here.

Friday update: The House voted to override the Governor’s veto Thursday, the Senate is scheduled to vote Friday.